La Real move forward in the Copa del Rey. The txuri urdin overcame Mallorca (1-0) to book their place in the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey. An early goal by Navarro secured the win for the realistas, who extend their good sporting dynamic.
Imanol’s side started the match like a real juggernaut. Two previous chances led to the first goal, which came after five minutes. Zubimendi provided the assist for Navarro, who beat the Mallorca goalkeeper with perfect control and definition. La Real had the game under control at all times. They kept looking for the second in order to make up ground, which they did. Oyarzabal scored with a header. Nevertheless, the goal was ruled out for offside. Just before the break, Brais Méndez shot close to the post but to no avail.
Aguirre's side had the first dangerous chances of the second half. The Realistas didn’t play like in the early stages of the game which allowed Mallorca to stay alive until the end. However, la Real is already in the quarterfinals and continues dreaming in the Cup.
Real Sociedad: Remiro, Gorosabel (Aritz, min.61), Le Normand, Pacheco, Aihen, Zubimendi, Merino (Marín, min.46), Brais Méndez (Illarra, min.61), Navarro (Take, min.70), Oyarzabal (cap) and Sorloth (Carlos Fdez., min.61).
RCD Mallorca: Greif, González, Gayá (Maffeo, min.78), Valjent (Cap), Copete, Cufré (Grenier, min.57), Battaglia, Sánchez (Dani Rodríguez, min.74), Kadewere (Abdón, min.57), Lee Kang In and Ángel (Amath, min.74).
Goals: 1-0: Navarro, min.5
Referee: Hernández Hernández. Booked Brais Méndez, Pacheco and Le Normand for Real Sociedad and Cufré, González and Copete for RCD Mallorca.
Attendance: 23,408 spectators.