La Liga: Athletic Club steals a draw versus Real Sociedad

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SAN SEBASTIáN. Athletic Club found a way to capture a late draw against Real Sociedad with a late goal from I. Muniain.

SAN SEBASTIáN. Athletic Club managed to clinch a draw against Real Sociedad with a late goal from I. Muniain scored in the (90′) after Real Sociedad got a lead with a penalty from A. Isak (58′).

The match was held at the Reale Arena Stadium in San Sebastián on Sunday and this began at 8:00 pm local time. In the presence of 37,066 spectators.​ The referee was Juan Martínez Munuera with the help of Roberto Alonso Fernández and Miguel Martínez Munuera. The 4th official was Francisco Javier Fernández Vidal. The weather was mist. The temperature was cold around 14.4 degrees Celsius or 57.92 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 92%.​

Match Statistics

There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Real Sociedad was in possession of the ball for 54% of the time vs. Athletic Club that controlled the ball for 46% of the time.

Athletic Club was more aggressive with 44 dangerous attacks and 13 shots of which 6 were on target. However, this did not suffice for Athletic Club to win the match​.

Real Sociedad shot 7 times, 3 on target, 4 off target. On the other side, Athletic Club shot 13 times, 6 on target, 7 off target.


Real Sociedad received 4 yellow cards (A. Isak, A. Januzaj, M. Merino and A. Guevara). On the other side, Athletic Club received 2 yellow cards (I. Martinez and O. de Marcos).

Also, Athletic Club didn’t manage to end the match with 11 players after I. Martinez (Athletic Club) was sent out after receiving a second yellow card (84′).

After this match, Real Sociedad will have 25 points to stay in the 1st place. On the opposite side, Athletic Club will have 18 points to stay in the 8th place.

Match Events

  • 56'

    I. Martinez

  • 58'

    A. Isak (Penalty)

  • 59'

    O. de Marcos

  • 66'

    O. Sancet

    R. Garcia

  • 66'


    A. Sorloth

  • 72'

    A. Isak

  • 74'

    A. Januzaj

  • 78'

    M. Merino

  • 79'

    Álex Petxa

    Óscar de Marcos

  • 79'

    Aihen Muñoz

    Diego Rico

  • 79'


    Adnan Januzaj

  • 79'

    Nico Williams

    Álex Berenguer

  • 79'


    David Silva

  • 84'

    I. Martinez

  • 86'

    J. Lobete

    A. Isak

  • 87'

    U. Nunez

    D. Garcia

  • 90'

    I. Muniain

  • 90'

    A. Guevara

Next match

In the upcoming La Liga match, Real Sociedad will play away with Osasuna on the 7th of November with a 8-5 head to head in favor of Real Sociedad (6 draws).

Athletic Club will host Cádiz on the 5th of November with a 2-2 head to head record.

Real Sociedad: Formation and Lineups

Real Sociedad started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Imanol Alguacil Barrenetxea chose to play with the following team: Álex Remiro (7.8), Andoni Gorosabel (7.6), Aritz Elustondo (7.2), Robin Le Normand (7.3), Diego Rico (6.8), Martín Zubimendi (6.9), Mikel Merino (7.1), Alexander Isak (7.0), David Silva (7.0), Adnan Januzaj (6.4) and Alexander Sørloth (6.4).


Real Sociedad made 5 changes: A. Sorloth for Portu (66′), A. Januzaj for A. Guevara (79′), D. Silva for I. Zubeldia (79′), D. Rico for A. Munoz (79′) and A. Isak for J. Lobete (86′).

Best player: Álex Remiro

The player that probably impressed the most for Real Sociedad was the goalkeeper: Álex Remiro. His rating is 7.84. He performed 4 saves.

Athletic Club: Formation and Lineups

Athletic Club started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).

On the opposite side, Marcelino García Toral played with: Unai Simón (6.8), Óscar de Marcos (7.6), Yeray Álvarez (7.1), Iñigo Martínez (6.6), Íñigo Lekue (6.4), Alex Berenguer (6.1), Unai Vencedor (6.8), Dani García (6.2), Iker Muniain (7.1), Raúl García (7.1) and Iñaki Williams (6.8).


Athletic Club made 4 changes: R. Garcia for O. Sancet (66′), O. de Marcos for A. Petxarroman (79′), A. Berenguer for N. Williams (79′) and D. Garcia for U. Nunez (87′).

Top player: Óscar de Marcos

Probably the most impressive player in Athletic Club was Óscar de Marcos.

His rating is (7.6) with 36 passes (69% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 8 duels out of 11. He performed 3 crosses.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the La Liga



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