Today, Real played their fifth pre-season match. The txuri urdin team beat Deportivo Alavés 1-0 in their first summer clash against a LaLiga team. The realistas continue to give off great feelings in this summer preparation period.
The realistas were dominant from the start and were making chances. Kevin Rodrigues opened the scoring with a volley. Alavés tried to cause damage to the txuri urdin side but to no avail. Then, Barrenetxea’s shot hit the post and the Alavés defense prevented the attacker from scoring. Isak was close to add a second with a shot from inside the box, but his effort hit the post.
In the second half, Real continued to take the initiative but Alavés were a compact block. Isak created dangerous attack but his shot went wide. The txuri urdin battled to keep the ball and created chances but there was not a second goal. Final whistle.
The realistas are in the middle of their pre-season and are looking good. Next up for the txuri urdin is a game in England against Watford FC.
Real Sociedad: Moyá, Gorosabel (Zaldua, min. 71), Llorente R (Le Normand, min. 71)., Raúl Navas (Zubeldia, min. 71), Sagnan (Aihen, min. 71), Rodrigues (Odegaard, min. 71), Guevara (R. Pardo, min. 71), Zurutuza (cap) (Illarramendi, min. 71), Januzaj (Merino, min. 71), Barrenetxea (Portu, min. 50), Isak (Oyarzabal, min. 71).
Deportivo Alavés: Pacheco, Duarte, R.Ely, Lucas, Joselu, Javi Muñoz, Adrián Marín, Manu, Pere Pons, X.Navarro, Paulino. Also played: Rioja, Saúl, Maripan, Wakaso, Pina, Tachi, Aleix Vidal and Demirovic.
Goals: 1-0: Rodrigues, min. 18
Referee: Josué Villaquirán. Cautioned Wakaso for Deportivo Alavés.