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Real Sociedad legend Prieto to retire at end of season

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Sociedad’s legendary captain Xabi Prieto will retire at the end of the current campaign, the La Liga club have announced.

Prieto came through the youth system at the Basque side and, after making his debut in 2003, has gone on to play 530 games for the first team.

Real Sociedad legend Prieto to retire at end of season

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Sociedad’s legendary captain Xabi Prieto will retire at the end of the current campaign, the La Liga club have announced.

Prieto came through the youth system at the Basque side and, after making his debut in 2003, has gone on to play 530 games for the first team.

Manchester United vs Real Sociedad: Must-win game for hosts

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Manchester United vs Real Sociedad: Must-win game for hosts - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United vs Real Sociedad
UEFA Champions League Group A
Old Trafford
Wednesday, October 23
Kick off: 7.

Gol de Carlos Vela en el ultimo minuto salva Real Sociedad 1-1 Atletico de Madrid

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En partido correspondiente a la vigésima jornada de Liga en Primera División, disputado en el estadio Vicente Calderón ante unos 40.000 espectadores.Los colchoneros del Atletico de Madrid ya saboreaban las mieles de la victoria y el camino a la Champions League pero un gol de ultimo minuto de Carlos Vela les aguo la fiesta.

El efecto Simeone.

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21.01.2012 - Después de 8 meses (21.05.2011, tres de Aguero) el Atlético de Madrid vuelve a ganar de visitante. Pasaron nevadas, lluvias, soles, lunas, decepciones, jugadores y técnicos...
Y ganó claramente (0-4) en casa de una Real Sociedad que traía siete partidos de invicto.

Back to Binary Code

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Mourinho has plenty of reasons to be happy given how his Ramos-Pepe Central Defensive Partnership has fared. So we're back to Binary Code scorelines once again. After goalfests in the Champions League and against our La Liga rivals, we're back to clawing our way to victory again. Not that I mind – as I am a believer that there is a need for the team to suffer on their way to victory every now and then.

Video: FC Barcelona 1 – Real Sociedad 2 (Spanish La Liga Highlights)

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Mid-table Real Sociedad handed title favorites FC Barcelona only their second loss of the season in Spanish La Liga action on Saturday. The hosts came back from a goal down on goals from Diego Ifrán and Xabi Prieto after Thiago Alcántara had given Pep Guardiola's weakened side the lead in the 29th.

Valencia 4-3 Malaga Highlights 2011 Goals

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Valencia vs Malaga Estadio Mestalla, Valencia Final score:- Valencia 4-3 Malaga ( Juan Mata pen, Ever Banega, Roberto Soldado, Aritz Aduriz/ Salomon Rondon*2, J.Baptista) Aritz Aduriz's late winner hands Valencia a thrilling 4-3 win over Andalusian outfit Malaga in La Liga. Malaga ended the game with nine men following red cards to Martin Demichelis ( [.

Villarreal Consolidate Third Place

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A brilliant goal from Cani helped high-flying Villarreal continue their impressive home form with a 4-2 victory over battling Osasuna. Cani scored from the halfway line to put Villarreal 2-1 ahead in the 50th minute, just moments after Osasuna forward Krisztian Vadocz had cancelled out Marco Ruben's 22nd-minute opener for the hosts.

Real Sociedad vs Valencia highlights video

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Real Sociedad 1-2 Valencia CF ( Xabi Prieto penalty/ Alberto Costa, Aritz Aduriz) A late winner from Aritz Aduriz allowed Valencia to take all three points at the expense of Basque outfit Real Sociedad at the Anoeta on December 18, 2010. San Sebastian born Aduriz netted the winner in the 91st minute of the game [.

La Liga Jornada 3 Review: Real Madrid Grinds Out A Victory Over the Better Real Sociedad Side

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Early in the second half, before Angel di María opened the scoring with a sublime curler to the right far post to give Real Madrid the 0-1 lead, "El Especial," José Mourinho, lambasted referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz for showing a yellow card on Sergio Ramos for an apparent trip on young Real Sociedad starlet Antoine Griezmann.

Squad Profile: Real Sociedad

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Squad Profiles are available for each of the twenty clubs currently playing football in the Spanish top flight. They are an overview of each club and specifically denote players to highly consider selecting for your side. Others have been ear-marked to watch out for as they may be new to La Liga or returning from injury.

Elche 1-2 Real Sociedad

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A last minute winner from comeback kid Gorka Elustundo ended Real Sociedad's season on a high and gave Coach Lillo a good end to his tenure after the bitter disappointment of failing to get promotion. Incredibly the win means that txuri urdin finished with more points away from home than at the Anoeta - something that will need to change next season for sure.

Real Sociedad 1-1 Levante

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Real Sociedad were unable to give the home fans the victory they wanted as they bid farewell to coach Lillo and the players who were playing in their final tie at Anoeta before they move to pastures new. It turned out to be a very entertaining game with plenty of chances for both sides (see highlights below).

Huesca 1-2 Real Sociedad

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Real Sociedad picked up a brilliant win at the weekend over Huesca to keep the club in the promotion hunt. A fantastic goal by Abreu in the 1st minute (see video below) was doubled by Aranburu in 31 minutes. Huesca pulled a goal back through Camacho but Real held on despite losing Markel to a red card in the 56th minute.

Eibar 1-1 Real Sociedad

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Real Sociedad could only manage a 1-1 draw against local rivals Eibar this afternoon in a disappointing match that Real Sociedad will feel they should have won.

Real took the lead on 8 minutes when a cross from Xabi Prieto was headed on from Abreu and Aranburu arrived late in the box to fire home as he has done on many occassions already this season.

Real Sociedad 0-0 Gimnàstic

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Real Sociedad and Gimnà stic drew 0-0 this afternoon as Real were denied their fifth straight win. Both teams had chances to win the match but the best chance was missed by Sebastián Abreu as his penalty kick was saved by Rubén Pérez just before half-time. The penalty was awarded after Mairata was deemed to have handled the ball.

Xerez vs Real Sociedad Team News

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Real Sociedad face table topping Xerez tommorow and a victory would be a huge confidence boost for the squad to take on as they look to climb the table and get back to chasing the promotion places. Diego Rivas and Xabi Castillo return to the squad at the expence of suspended Moha and Boukary Dramé, the latter of which dropping out of the squad after a massivley disappointing season so far.

Real Sociedad 1-2 Hercules

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Real Sociedad's hopes of promotion were badly damaged today after losing 2-1 at home to make it back to back defeats now and 1 point from a possible 9. The game got off to the worst possible start when Ruben Navarro gave Hercules the lead after only 58 seconds. He doubled the advantage on 63 minutes and a goal from Xabi Prieto 10 minutes from the end wasn't enough to salvage anything.

Coach Lillo Wants 6 Points Before Xmas

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Coach Lillo held his weekly press conference this morning after the penultimate Zubieta training session of the week. He admitted the squad was excited about the possibility if adding another three points against Albacete. Regards the squad for the match he is very happy Carlos Martinez has recovered from his injury and Xabi Prieto is ready to start from the beginning of the match.

Xabi Prieto Expects To Climb Table Before Christmas

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After being out of action for 2 months it was great news for Real Sociedad fans that Xabi Prieto got over half an hour of action under his belt in Saturdays game against Celta Vigo. Today he spoke to the press and said "i'm happy to be back and fell no ill effects" and also indicated he is ready to play a full 90 minutes.

Team News For Celta Match

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Good news for Real Sociedad - Xabi Prieto returns! It was what fans were hoping for and coach Lillo talked about it yesterday but today it was announced he would definitely be travelling with the 18 man squad after 2 months out with a knee injury. He managed to come through another training session this morning behind closed doors and is a huge boost for the team.

Coach Lillo talks About Prieto

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"My aim is to bring him to Vigo" - One of the quotes made by Coach Lillo today as he made his weekly appearance before the media. Clearly this is a massive boost for the squad as one can assume if he comes through training tommorow without any glitches, he will travel with the squad to face Celta Vigo.

Xabi Prieto Closer To Fitness

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Xabi Prieto spoke to the press today and was in very high spirits after coming through a full training session unscathed. He did train last week but today was the first time he has trained with the squad since his injury. "I very much want to enjoy football, playing, running, to do the usual", although he has admitted that "I am still feeling something, but that's ok, a nuisance that will disappear.

Liverpool

Liverpool Vie With Madrid For In Demand South American Winger

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Liverpool is one of four clubs still tracking Fiorentina's Juan Vargas, according to the Metro.
The Peruvian winger has been linked with Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus in the past.
But rumours were rife last month that a bid of £13 million had been submitted for the dead-ball specialist from Liverpool, and the player's agent Jorge Cyterszpiler says there is plenty of interest surrounding the player.

'German Messi' Reveals Liverpool Move Plans

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Liverpool's hopes of signing Mark Marin have hit a snag at the news that the playmaker wants to stay at Werder Bremen.
The 22-year-old has impressed a number of Europe's big clubs, interest that may have led to a bidding war this summer.
However the German has distanced himself from the rumours linking him with Liverpool.

Liverpool Reportedly Outbid By Manchester City For Juan Mata

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Liverpool has been outbid by Manchester City for Juan Mata, according to reports.
The Spanish midfielder, who plays predominantly on the left flank, has been coveted by a number of clubs across Europe, with Reds boss Kenny Dalglish thought to be keen on bringing the 23-year-old to England.
However, Manchester City have joined the race for the player, and The People claims Roberto Mancini has tabled a £22 million offer for the player.

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Lillo To Leave - Prieto Next?

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At a press conference this afternoon it was confirmed by President Aperribay that Coach Lillo will leave the helm at the end of June and the man to replace him is Uruguyan Martin Lasarte. Aperribay thanked Lillo for the "great work" he had done for the team but ultimately his failure to get into the top 3 has cost him.

Real Sociedad vs Albacete Team News

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Real Sociedad go into Saturdays game with Albacete knowing nothing less than a victory will do at Anoeta as they hope Zaragoza can slip up at home to Celta Vigo and close the gap on them to 5 points. Real have the same squad from last weeks 2-1 win over Alicante (see goals below) to call upon but one surprise is the call up to the first team squad for young midfielder Javi Ros.

Huesca vs Real Sociedad Team News

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Xabi Prieto admitted to the press yesterday that the club need to win the remaining nine games if they are to have any chance of promotion and few would argue. Coach Lillo will take a 17 man squad to play Huesca tomorrow afternoon in a must win game. Boukary Dramé had to withdraw from the squad due to injury and Carlos Martinez is suspended after picking up 5 yellow cards.

Real Murcia 2-0 Real Sociedad

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Real Sociedad lost in very cruel fashion as they lost two goals in the final minutes of the game after goals from Mejia (87) and Sikora (90)! Both teams went down to ten men on 78 minutes as Labaka was sent off for Real Sociedad and Ochoa was red carded for Murcia.

The first half started with both teams looking hungry for a win and Murcia were first to threaten when Capdevila swung in a perfect cross frome the byeline which Despotovic narrowly missed when he probably should have done better.

Levante 0-2 Real Sociedad

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Real Sociedad produced a highly polished performance to defeat ten man Levante two goals to nil with goals in either half from on form striker Imanol Agirretxe and Xabi Prieto.

The match started much like last weeks game with Real Sociedad in complete control from the whistle. After ten minutes Agirretxe almost gave the visitors the lead with a header but the effort was cleared off the goal-line.

Real Sociedad 1-1 Rayo Vallecano

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Real Sociedad had the heartbreak of missing out on a victory in the last minute for the second week in a row after Markel conceded a last minute penalty. Imanol Aggiretxe had given the hosts a first half lead and it looked to be enough to win but the game ended in disappointment again for Real Sociedad.

Real Sociedad vs Salamanca Preview

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The squad completed the penultimate training session this morning in preperation for Saturdays match against top of the table Salamanca. The good news for fans is Mikel González and Sergio return to the squad from injury's and captain Aranburu has finished his suspension. This means there is only room for two youth players to make up the 18 man squad with Agirretxe and Zurutuza taking the places.

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Real Sociedad vs Barcelona 2-1 Highlights 2011 Goals

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Real Sociedad vs Barcelona 2011 Estadio Anoeta, Sociedad at home- 30 April 2011 Final score:- Real Sociedad vs Barcelona 2-1 ( Ifran, Prieto/ Alcantara) Hours after Real Madrid's 2-3 loss to Zaragoza, Real Sociedad beat Barcelona 2-1 to keep the Spanish title race alive. The 2-1 win was a comeback win for Sociedad after Barcelona [.