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.
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 Isak, Adnan Januzaj and Aritz Elustondo came on for Willian Jose, Luca Sangalli and Ander Guevara, while Athletic brought on Iker Muniain, Inaki Williams and Dani Garcia to replace Kenan Kodro, Asier 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.