Real Sociedad 2-0 Cádiz CF

All smiles at the Reale Arena

Real clinched another home victory in a serious and intense match, securing three valuable points that had eluded them for weeks. Merino and Zakharyan's goals brought smiles to the Reale Arena.

The team came out with all guns blazing. A victory at the Reale Arena was their primary goal, and they achieved it with merit. Real Sociedad dominated over Cádiz right from the start, exemplified by Merino's goal before the thirty-minute mark. The Navarrese midfielder seized the opportunity from a swiftly taken corner by Kubo, followed by a deft back-heel assist from Oyarzabal. Despite several chances to extend their lead, including a one-on-one opportunity for the captain and a header from Le Normand, they couldn't find the back of the net.

In the second half, following a couple of stern warnings from the Cádiz team, Real Sociedad extended their lead with a stunning team play culminating in Zakharyan's first goal. This shifted the momentum decisively in favor of Real Sociedad, solidifying their path to a crucial victory in their pursuit of European ambitions. We are Real.

Match details:

Real Sociedad: Remiro, Traoré, Zubeldia, Le Normand, Javi Galán (Tierney, min.46), Zubimendi (Turrientes, min.75), Merino, Brais Méndez, Take(Zakharyan, min.66), Becker and Oyarzabal (cap)(André Silva, min.75).

Cádiz CF: Ledesma (cap), Carcelén, Ousou, Chust, Hernández, Alcaraz, Kouamé, Sobrino, Navarro, Maxi Gómez (Ramos, min.34) and Juanmi.

Goals: 1-0: Merino, min.28; 2-0: Zakharyan, min.68.

Referee: Soto Grado. Booked Javi Galán and Zubimendi for Real Sociedad.

Attendance: 31,000 spectators (approximate figure due to a malfunction in the turnstiles).

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