Real Sociedad came into Monday’s match with Granada temporarily having lost their fourth place position in the standings to Valencia. By the end of the night they would regain it, but not in the fashion they’d hoped.
The Erreala gave up a goal in the ninetieth minute of the game to Jose Recio, and Granada responded by celebrating as if they’d won the title. Red-clad players piled on top of one another at the far corner of the pitch, while La Real were left in disappointment.
Real Sociedad set themselves up for three points early on in the contest, as Imanol Agirretxe headed home a fiery free kick from Gonzalo Castro. But the lead wouldn’t last for long, as Youssef El Arabi pounded home a deflection past Claudio Bravo.
Agirretxe managed to score again right before the half, using his chest to guide in a wondrous cross from Carlos Vela. Everything seemed all but in the books until Granada keeper Roberto Alvarellos played a last minute desperation ball into the box, and after bouncing around it landed at the feet of Recio, who put it in the net.
The draw ties both Real Sociedad and Valencia at 59 points, but La Real hold onto 4th place with the tiebreaker. Granada remains in 16th place with 36.