La Real see off lacklustre Depor

Real Sociedad boosted their hopes of Europa League qualification with a narrow 1-0 victory at home to struggling Deportivo La Coruna.

Striker Willian Jose headed the game’s only goal – his eleventh of the campaign – in the 28th minute to elevate La Real back into sixth space, two points behind Villarreal.

The Brazilian powered home from Yuri Berchiche’s corner to decide a below-par game, with Pepe Mel’s Depor mustering only two shots on target.

Victory for Sociedad moves them to sixth in the table, two points above Basque rivals Athletic Bilbao ahead of the latter's clash with near-neighbours Eibar on Monday.

The Galicians stay 16th, eight points above the relegation zone with five matches remaining.

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