Real Sociedad missed the chance to move closer to Atletico Madrid and the Champions League places after they were beaten by Villarreal on Sunday in a battle of fifth against sixth.
Asier Illarramendi hit an absolute screamer on Friday night to secure Real Sociedad a 2-1 La Liga victory away at Espanyol .
Real Sociedad goalkeeper Geronimo Rulli admits he still harbours the ambition of one day playing for Manchester City.
Watch our pick of the five best goals from the weekend's La Liga action, including Carlos Vela's well worked goal for Real Sociedad against Osasuna.
Real Madrid take advantage of their rivals slipping up by beating Real Sociedad to go four points clear at the top of La Liga.