Posted: Saturday April 6, 2013 11:57 AM

Real Sociedad rolls on with 4-2 win over Malaga

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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -Real Sociedad romped to a 4-2 win at home over Malaga on Saturday, strengthening its hold on fourth place against a direct rival for Spain's last Champions League berth.

Sociedad's win extended its league-best run to 20 straight games with only one loss, and increased the gap over Malaga to four points with eight games to go.

Carlos Vela opened for Sociedad with his 13th goal this season in the 21st minute. Alberto de la Bella blasted in a long strike three minutes later, and Antoine Griezmann made it 3-0 in the 30th.

Pedro Morales scored for the visitors in the 43rd. Inigo Martinez headed in Sociedad's fourth in the 51st, before Roque Santa Cruz struck for Malaga in the 70th.

Malaga visits Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday with their Champions League quarterfinal poised at 0-0.

 
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