Carlos Vela scored on the stroke of half-time for the hosts to cancel out Pizzi’s 27th minute effort.
Former Arsenal striker Vela put a left-footed shot into the lower left of the net from the right side of the box.
Struggling Depor had taken the lead when Pizzi converted a pass from Alex Bergantinos.
They finished the match with 10 men after Evaldo was shown a second yellow card in the 64th minute and stay just a point off the foot of the table with the Basques in ninth.
Pizzi was on the pitch for 90 minutes. The midfielder took six shots and completed 40 passes. Pizzi demonstrated his rapport with Andre Santos throughout the match and connected with the midfielder for nine passes.
Real Sociedad maintained control of the ball for 59.6% of the contest.
Erreala got off seven shots, including two on goal, during the match.
Claudio Bravo pitched in with six saves.
Antoine Griezmann had four shots for Real Sociedad, more than any of his team-mates.
Depor had 20 shots, including seven on target.
Nelson Oliveira made his mark on the match after coming on for Riki in the 63rd minute, as he took two shots.
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