Liga - Sociedad thrash Osasuna, Almeria move off bottom

Real Sociedad showed off their attacking prowess ahead of Tuesday's Champions League match against visitors Manchester United when the Basque club won 5-0 at home to 10-man Osasuna to climb to seventh.

Liga - Sociedad thrash Osasuna, Almeria move off bottom

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Real Sociedad's French forward Antoine Griezmann

Defenders Ion Ansotegi and Inigo Martinez struck with headers either side of halftime at the Anoeta before Osasuna centre back Jordan Loties was shown a straight red card for tripping Carlos Vela when he was through on goal.

Forward Antoine Griezmann nodded a third in the 56th minute, Gonzalo Castro finished off a sweeping break in the 82nd and substitute Haris Seferovic helped himself to a goal two minutes from time as the visitors crumbled.

San Sebastian-based Sociedad have 17 points, two behind sixth-placed Getafe who host Valencia on Sunday, while Pamplona club Osasuna are mired in 16th spot, a point above the relegation places.

Promoted Almeria's 1-0 victory at home to Real Valladolid, the south coast club's second win of the campaign, lifted them onto nine points.

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