Liga - Vela on target as Sociedad stun Sevilla

Mon, 13 Feb 21:14:00 2012

Real Sociedad's Carlos Vela and Ruben Pardo scored to spoil Michel's debut as the new Sevilla coach in a 2-0 La Liga victory.

Negredo pelea un balón con Íñigo Martínez en el Real Sociedad-Sevilla - 0

Former Real Madrid and Spain player Michel replaced Marcelino as Sevilla boss last week, but failed to make an immediate impact and the sliding Andalucians have now taken only two points from their last eight matches.

Mexico striker Vela, on loan from Arsenal, volleyed the opener in the 65th minute at Anoeta and three minutes later Pardo struck a blistering drive past Andres Palop.

Sevilla dropped down to 13th with 26 points from 22 matches, one behind Sociedad in 11th, and only three points above the relegation places.

Real Madrid top the standings with 58 points after a 4-2 comeback win at home to Levante on Sunday, when Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick.

Jose Mourinho's men opened up a 10-point lead over faltering champions Barcelona in second, who slumped to a 3-2 defeat at Osasuna on Saturday.

Reuters

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