La Liga & Serie A roundup: Sociedad survive Sevilla, Roma drop points

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Catch up on all of Sunday’s action from Spain and Italy’s top flights.

Real Sociedad 4-3 Sevilla

David Moyes’ men survived a seven-goal thriller against a Sevilla side battling for a top-four finish in La Liga. Down 3-2 with ten minutes to play, an own goal from Sevilla defender Alejandro Arribas cut the deficit to one before Xabi Prieto scored the game winner in stoppage time. With the win, Sociedad move to tenth on the table, while Sevilla sits five points out of that coveted Champions League berth.

[ MORE: Saturday’s La Liga & Serie A roundup ]

Elche 0-2 Real Madrid

Real Madrid capitalized on Barcelona’s shock loss on Saturday to increase the gap to four points at the top of the table. After an uneventful first half, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo scored after the break to take a comfortable three points for Real. With Ronaldo’s goal, he moves into third all-time on Real Madrid’s scoring list, behind the legendary Alfredo Di Stefano and Raul.

Elsewhere in La Liga

Villarreal 1-0 Eibar
Athletic 1-0 Rayo
Levanta vs. Granada (Monday, 2:45 p.m. ET)

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Verona 1-1 Roma

Roma’s title hopes are pretty much dead after a disappointing draw against Verona. The never-aging Francesco Totti gave the visitors the lead, but Roma’s advantage was quickly washed away when Bosko Jankovic equalized for Verona. With the draw, Roma now sit nine points behind leaders Juventus, and with the form Juve is in, it looks unlikely for Roma to challenge.

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Milan celebrates a win in an otherwise disappointing season.

Milan 2-0 Cesena

AC Milan won just it’s second league match in 2015 by keeping a clean sheet against Cesena today. Giacomo Bonaventura put the hosts ahead with a low-strike from 20 yards out, and Giampaolo Pazzini capped off the win with a goal of his own late in the second half. The win moves Milan up to eighth on the Serie A table, but the the Rossoneri still sit seven points outside the top four.

Elsewhere in Serie A

Empoli 3-0 Chievo
Lazio 2-1 Palermo
Fiorentina 1-1 Torino
Napoli vs. Sassuolo (Monday, 1:00 p.m. ET)
Cagliari vs. Inter Milan (Monday, 3:00 p.m. ET)
Sampdoria vs. Genoa (Tuesday, 12:30 p.m. ET)