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Sociedad earn a point at Estadio Jose Zorrilla


Real Sociedad forward Antoine Griezmann and Real Valladolid midfielder Patrick Ebert led their teams to an entertaining 2-2 draw on Monday in La Liga.

Sociedad went ahead against the run of play at Valladolid’s Estadio Jose Zorrilla when Griezmann volleyed his first goal from a loose ball in the 36th minute.

Ebert deservedly equalized for the hosts two minutes before halftime. After coming close with a pair of on-target attempts, Ebert slipped a low right-footed strike from outside the area just inside the upright.

Sociedad improved after the restart and Griezmann blasted in a long-range shot to re-establish his team’s lead in the 57th minute, but Ebert helped pull Valladolid back again in the 75th with a lobbed pass for Oscar Gonzalez to head home his fifth goal of the season and split the points.

Valladolid goalkeeper Daniel Hernandez had to scramble back to tap Jose Angel’s attempt from his own half over the bar to ensure the draw in stoppage-time.

Sociedad earned their first point away from San Sebastian in five outings.

“We needed to break our losing streak,” Sociedad coach Philippe Montanier said. “We played a great game, we had various chances. For us the draw is good, but we leave a little disappointed after having come so close right at the end.”

The Basque side are in 14th place, three points above the relegation zone. Valladolid have only one win in their past seven games. They are one point ahead of Sociedad.

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