Madrid — Real Sociedad stormed to its biggest win of the
season when it overwhelmed Espanyol 5-0 in the Spanish league on Monday.
Mexico forward Carlos Vela stunned Espanyol's defence when
he hit a long pass for Brazilian striker Jonathas to open the scoring in the
fifth minute and then hit the back of the net himself for Sociedad's second two
Sociedad came out strong in the second half and 18-year-old
attacking midfielder Mikel Oyarzabal proved a thorn for Espanyol's defense when
he played a one-two with Ruben Pardo before netting the third in the 52nd
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"We learned from our errors against Sporting
Gijon," said Sociedad coach Eusebio Sacristan, referring to his club's 5-1
away loss in round 21. "Now we're really concentrated and we have to
continue working hard and improving. This was an important victory."
Diego Reyes headed Sociedad's fourth three minutes later and
Jonathas added a fifth in the 89th.
Sociedad rise to 11th in the standings on 27 points, five
clear of Espanyol in 17th.For
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