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Real Sociedad shuts out Betis 1-0

San Sebastian, Oct 1 (IANS) Real Sociedad football club posted their second straight home win with a 1-0 triumph over Real Betis in a La Liga league encounter here.

On Friday, the hosts dominated possession in the first half in an apparent bid to make supporters forget their poor performance in last weekend's 2-0 away defeat to Eibar, reports Efe.

Betis took a conservative approach, but were quick to pounce on opportunities for counterattack.

Sociedad spent most of the second half in the visitors' territory, though they continued to suffer from a lack of finishing until the 63rd minute, when Carlos Vela scored off a perfect cross from Oyarzabal.

The entry of Musonda and Leiva for Ruben Castro and Joaquin was not enough to get the equalizer for Betis, who managed only two shots on goal for the night.

Real Sociedad, with 10 points from seven matches, climbs into ninth place in La Liga, while Betis sits in the 11th spot with 8 points.

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