La Liga: Real Sociedad conquers Osasuna 2-0 on Saturday

SAN SEBASTIáN. Real Sociedad defeats Osasuna with a 2-0 win with a goal from B. Méndez (22') and a goal from A. Sörloth (64').

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SAN SEBASTIáN. Real Sociedad overcomes Osasuna with a 2-0 win with a goal from B. Méndez (22′) and a goal from A. Sörloth (64′).

The match was played at the Reale Arena stadium in San Sebastián on Saturday and it started at 4:15 pm local time. The referee was Valentín Pizarro Gómez with the collaboration of Álvaro Granel Peiró and Carlos Álvarez Fernández. The 4th official was Manuel Pozueta Rodríguez. The weather was clear. The temperature was pleasant around 19.9 degrees Celsius or 67.84 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 34%.​

Match Statistics

There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Real Sociedad was in possession of the ball for 52% of the time vs. Osasuna that controlled the ball for 48% of the time.

Real Sociedad was more aggressive with 48 dangerous attacks and 9 shots of which 2 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Real Sociedad won the encounter.

Real Sociedad shot 9 times, 2 on target, 7 off target. Talking about the opposition, Osasuna shot 10 times, 3 on target, 7 off target.


Real Sociedad received 1 yellow card (Brais Méndez). Talking about the opposition, Osasuna received 1 yellow card (Unai García).

After this match, Real Sociedad will have 26 points to stay in the 4th place. Regarding the opposition, Osasuna will stay with 23 points like Rayo Vallecano to stay in the 8th place.

Match Events

  • 22'

    Brais Méndez

    Gilbert Agius

  • 57'

    Unai García

  • 58'

    Kike García

    Aimar Oroz

  • 64'

    Alexander Sörloth

    Brais Méndez

  • 65'

    Rubén García

    Unai García

  • 66'

    Darko Brasanac

    Lucas Torró

  • 68'

    Brais Méndez

  • 75'

    Robert Navarro

    Mohamed-Ali Cho

  • 77'

    Kike Barja

    Chimy Ávila

  • 78'

    Ez Abde 

    Juan Cruz

  • 80'


    Gilbert Agius

  • 81'

    Ander Martín

    Takefusa Kubo

  • 80'

    Jiri Malik

    Brais Méndez

  • 87'

    Mikel Oyarzabal

    Alexander Sörloth

Next match

In the upcoming La Liga match, Real Sociedad will play away with Almería on the 8th of January with a 4-2 head to head in favor of Almería (2 draws).

Osasuna will play away with Athletic Club on the 9th of January with a 15-7 head to head stats in favor of Athletic Club (6 draws).

Real Sociedad: Formation and Lineups

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

The manager Imanol Alguacil Barrenetxea chose to play with the following team: Álex Remiro (7.1), Aritz Elustondo (6.8), Igor Zubeldia (7.2), Robin Le Normand (7.5), Diego Rico (7.2), Martín Zubimendi (7.1), Takefusa Kubo (6.4), Brais Méndez (8.3), David Silva (6.3), Alexander Sørloth (6.8) and Mohamed-Ali Cho (6.6).


Real Sociedad made 5 changes: Mohamed-Ali Cho for Robert Navarro (75′), Gilbert Agius for Gorosabel (81′), Brais Méndez for Jiri Malik (80′), Takefusa Kubo for Ander Martín (80′) and Alexander Sörloth for Mikel Oyarzabal (87′).

Top player: Brais Méndez

Probably the most impressive player in Real Sociedad was Brais Méndez.

His rating is (8.3) with 1 goal, 41 passes (80% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 11. He performed 3 crosses.

Osasuna: Formation and Lineups

Osasuna started with a 5-3-2 line-up (5-3-2).

Talking about the opposition, Jagoba Arrasate Elustondo played with: Aitor Fernández (6.3), Rubén Peña (6.6), Unai García (6.4), David García (6.5), Juan Cruz (6.8), Manuel Sánchez (7.0), Jon Moncayola (6.8), Lucas Torró (6.8), Moi Gómez (6.5), Chimy Ávila (6.6) and Aimar Oroz (6.8).


Osasuna made 5 changes: Aimar Oroz for Kike García (58′), Unai García for Rubén García (65′), Lucas Torró for Darko Brasanac (66′), Chimy Ávila for Kike Barja (77′) and Juan Cruz for Ez Abde  (78′).

Top player: Manuel Sánchez

The player who no doubt impressed Osasuna the most was Manuel Sánchez.

His rating is (7.0) with 29 passes (79% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 7. He performed 1 cross.

Results of the day

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