Míchel scored in the 29th minute to even the score at 1-1, and neither Real Sociedad nor Levante managed to achieve a breakthrough as the match ended in a draw. Initially, Carlos Vela had put his side seemingly on course for the win with a 18th-minute strike.
Vela was on the pitch for the entire match. He scored in the 18th minute, also drew a penalty, took four shots and completed 29 passes. Vela demonstrated his rapport with Xabi Prieto throughout the match, and connected with the midfielder for six passes.
Los Granotes suffered a setback when Nikos Karabelas was given a red card in the 57th minute.
STATS FROM OPTA
Real Sociedad maintained control of the ball for 67.9% of the contest.
Erreala got off eight shots, five of which were accurate.
Real won 59 duels and 19 headers.
Claudio Bravo stopped six shots.
Iñigo Martínez's 18 passes to Mikel González were the most between any Real Sociedad team-mates during the match.
Levante controlled the ball for a mere 32.1% of the contest.
Levante had eight shots, including seven on target.
Míchel had two shots for Los Granotes, more than any of his team-mates.
Keylor Navas pitched in with four stops.