La Liga Review: Villareal, Sociedad Suffer Surprise Defeats

European hopefuls Villareal and Real Sociedad suffered surprising defeats in their respective Spanish La Liga Matchday 3 clashes on Friday night.

Villarreal dominated proceedings from start to finish but still managed to lose 1-0 at home to Catalan club Girona.

Uruguay forward Christian Stuani scored the winning goal in the 54th minute.

Villarreal are still searching for their first win of the season after one solitary point from the first three games of the season.

The Yellow Submarines are presently languishing in 17th position on the league table.

Real Sociedad also lost 2-1 at the home of Eibar despite taking a 15th minute lead through Brazilian forward Willian Jose from the penalty spot.

Barcelona loanee Eric Cardona drew the hosts level on 26 minutes and that was how it stayed until added time when Charles scored to give Eibar their first win of the season and hand Sociedad their first loss of the new league season.

In the other La Liga game on Friday, newly promoted side Real Valladolid recorded their second point of the season with a battling goalless draw at capital club Getafe.