One point closer

La Real were unable to clinch all the three points, but the point achieved tonight brings the txuri urdin a little closer to its European goal. The realistas were the better side in a goalless draw against Betis but must continue fighting to reach their objective.

The side from San Sebastián started with a high tempo. The first chance came after Remiro denied a header from Pezzella. The realistas started to trouble Bravo when Isak tested the Chilean and Zubimendi beat him. However, he was just offside. La Real combined marvelously in the attacking zone, and in one of these actions, Silva left Isak in a free position, but his left-footed shot missed the target.

The txuri urdin continued to be the better side in the second half. They reached their opponents’ area with ease and deserved to open the scoring, but they failed to do so. In a fine individual action, Sorloth came very close to break the deadlock, but his header hit the post. The side from Seville tried their luck with some long-range shots, but didn’t trouble Remiro at all.

A point to bring us a little closer to Europe. Real's defensive solidity continues to make them a difficult team to beat. We were unable to score today, but we drew against a tough opponent. Six steps to reach the goal. We are getting closer and closer. Aupa, Real!

Match details:

Real Sociedad: Remiro, Gorosabel (Aritz, min.87), Zubeldia, Le Normand, Rico, Zubimendi, Merino, Rafael (Januzaj, min.65), Silva, Isak (Portu, min.80) and Sorloth.

Real Betis: Bravo, Bellerín, Pezzella, Bartra, Álex Moreno, Fekir, Rodríguez, William (Ruibal, min.46), Canales, Juanmi (Joaquín, min.68) and Borja Iglesias (Willian José, min.77).

Referee: Díaz de Mera. Cautioned Silva and Solorth for Real Sociedad and William, Rodríguez, Bravo and Bartra for Real Betis. Showed a red card to Silva (min. 93).

Attendance: 29,061 spectators.

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