Real Sociedad 2-1 Athletic Club: Swede Isak stars again in Basque derby

Gaizka Garitano's squad fell to an away defeat to Real at Reale Arena

Real Sociedad earned hard-fought win over Athletic Bilbao 2-1 at Reale Arena
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Real earn hard-fought win over Athletic 2-1 on Sunday at Reale Arena. The two teams arrived at this match after suffering a defeat in their previous league game. Real Sociedad wanted to improve their position in the tournament after losing against Leganés 2-1 while Athletic Bilbao fell defeated by 0-2 in the last match they played against Getafe. As of today, Real Sociedad and Athletic Bilbao occupy position 6th (37 points) and 9th (31 points) respectively after playing a total of 23 matches.

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There were no goals during the first half and the first part ended 0-0.

Real Sociedad took the lead in the second half, with a goal from Portu 65 minutes in the game. However, Athletic Bilbao snatched an equaliser 1-1 thanks to a goal from Inaki Williams 71 minutes in the game. Real Sociedad got the go-ahead goal thanks to a goal from Alexander Isak in the 83rd minute to establish the 2-1, which saw the second half to a 2-1.

At the end of the match, both teams made 3 substitutions each. For Real Sociedad Alexander IsakAdnan Januzaj and Aritz Elustondo came on for Willian JoseLuca Sangalli and Ander Guevara, while Athletic brought on Iker MuniainInaki Williams and Dani Garcia to replace Kenan KodroAsier Villalibre and Benat Etxebarria.

The referee booked Portu and Alexander Isak from Real, while for Athletic Bilbao Ander Capa and Dani Garcia saw a yellow card and Iker Muniain saw the red card.

Real Sociedad will be playing against Eibar at away stadium, while Athletic Bilbao will face Osasuna at home stadium.

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