Espanyol succumbed to a home defeat to Real at Rcde Stadium on Sunday. Espanyol and Real Sociedad arrived at this challenge having taken good results. Espanyol wanted to continue adding points after winning away by a 1-2 victory against Eibar while Real Sociedad won 2-0 the last league match against Atlético de Madrid. Following today's result, Espanyol is 18th in the LaLiga, with 4 points from 5 matches, while Real Sociedad sits at 3rd with 10 points after playing a total of 5 matches.
Real Sociedad started well in the first half, thanks to a goal from Willian Jose 18 minutes in the game. Later, Real Sociedad scored again and increased their advantage 0-2 thanks to a new goal from Willian Jose, scoring his second goal in the 34th minute, and the first half ended 0-2.
Espanyol took the lead in the second half, with a goal from Joseba Zaldua 71 minutes in the game. However, Real Sociedad in the 75th minute increased their lead thanks to a goal from Alexander Isak, finalising the game with a 1-3.
At the end of the match, both teams made 3 substitutions each. For Espanyol, Adrià Pedrosa, Víctor Campuzano Bonilla and David López came on for Didac Vila, Esteban Granero and Marc Roca, while Real brought on Alexander Isak, Robin Le Normand and David Zurutuza to replace Willian Jose, Joseba Zaldua and Mikel Merino.
The referee booked Esteban Granero for Espanyol.
Espanyol with their next fixture against Celta at away stadium, while Real Sociedad will face Alavés at home stadium.