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Sociedad beat UD Levante 3-0 to end winless streak

AP, SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain

Real Sociedad’s Alfred Finnbogason, right, makes a shot on goal during their game against UD Levante at the Estadio Anoeta in San Sebastian, Spain, on Friday.

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Real Sociedad beat Levante UD 3-0 at home on Friday to give coach David Moyes a much-needed win in the final stretch of the Spanish league season.

Sociedad’s first victory in seven rounds provisionally lifted them to 11th place with another three games remaining.

Xabi Prieto set up Sociedad’s opening goal in the 13th minute, when the midfielder chipped the ball to Yuri Berchiche, who crossed for striker Alfred Finnbogason to tap home.

With Levante pressing for an equalizer, midfielder Markel Bergara headed in Sociedad’s second goal in the 51st minute from a corner.

Carlos Vela then curled home a free-kick four minutes from time for his eighth league goal of the season.

“Knowing that Europe is very far away, our goal is to finish the season on a happy note,” Bergara said after scoring his first goal at the Estadio Anoeta in his eighth season with the Basque club.

Levante’s two-game winning streak ended as they stayed in 15th place. The Valencia-based side sat six points above the relegation zone before the remainder of the matches in this round.

Sociedad are to visit league leaders Barcelona in their next match.

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