Deportivo La Coruna scored once in each half to beat Real Sociedad 2-1 in the Spanish league on Monday for its first win in four weeks.
Ivan “Riki” Sanchez-Rico put Deportivo in front in the 41st minute, spinning inside the area before firing a left-footed shot into the net. Adrian Lopez shot under goalkeeper Claudio Bravo to double the hosts’ lead in the 57th.
Down two goals, Sociedad played its best football in the match, allowing striker Imanol Agirretxe to head home in the 65th from Xabi Prieto’s ninth assist of the season.
Deportivo climbed five points clear of the drop zone.
At the weekend, Barcelona beat Zaragoza 1-0 to retain its seven-point lead over second-place Real Madrid, which won 3-1 at Racing Santander.