Sociedad beats 10-man Bilbao 3-1 in Basque derby

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Mikel Oyarzabal netted his first goal in 10 months after recently returning from a serious knee injury to seal Real Sociedad’s 3-1 win over 10-man Athletic Bilbao in the Basque Country’s top regional derby on Saturday. Takefusa Kubo featured for Sociedad with a goal to make it 2-0 after Alexander Sorloth opened the scoring. The Japan winger also earned a penalty that left Bilbao a man down and sent Oyarzabal to the spot to successfully convert. Third-placed Sociedad has pulled to within three points of second-placed Real Madrid in the Spanish league. Girona rallied for a 2-1 victory over a struggling Sevilla.

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