Soccer-Vela earns point for Real Sociedad at Elche (Reuters)

MADRID, Aug 24 (Reuters) – Carlos Vela helped Real Sociedad overcome a European competition hangover by grabbing a second-half equaliser for a 1-1 draw at promoted Elche in La Liga on Saturday. The Basque side impressed in their Champions League playoff first leg win at Olympique Lyon in midweek, when they won 2-0, but they were second best for much of the game at Elche. Playing their first home game back in the top-flight, the highly-motivated hosts took the lead after only two minutes when a corner flashed across the area and Ferran Corominas stabbed in at the back post. …

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