Victory to bid farewell to Japan


Real Sociedad concluded the Japan Tour with an exciting match, securing a 2-0 victory over Tokyo Verdy. González de Zárate scored just before halftime, and Zakharyan added a second in stoppage time. This perfect ending to the trip strengthened our ties with Japan and solidified our partnership with Yasuda Group.

The Japan National Stadium saw a magnificent turnout, with nearly 50,000 spectators, many wearing the Txuri Urdin jersey, to witness a match where Real Sociedad dominated and created the best chances. Aritz hit the woodwork after a beautiful solo effort. In the last minute of the first half, González de Zárate put Real Sociedad ahead with a shot from the edge of the box that the goalkeeper couldn’t stop. In the second half, Real Sociedad maintained their superiority, with few goal-scoring opportunities except for a great save by Marrero from a shot by Yamada. In stoppage time, Zakharyan sealed the victory with a cross-shot from the edge of the area.

The team now heads back to Gipuzkoa to start a well-deserved vacation. The upcoming season promises even more excitement. Have a fantastic summer, everyone. We are Real.


Match details:

Tokyo Verdy: Nagasawa, Yamakoshi, Taira, Y. Yamada, Fukazawa, Yamamoto (Kawamura, 66’), Meshino, Arai (Hakamata, 60’), Nagai (Kuwatoriya, 46’), Yamami (Kimura, 66’), G. Yamada (Furukawa, 46’).

Real Sociedad: Marrero (Fraga, 78’), Odriozola (Traoré, 68’), Aritz (cap) (Martín, 60’), Pacheco, Balda (Barrene, 78’), González de Zárate (Marín, 60’), Olasagasti (Turrientes, 68’), Aramburu, Brais Méndez (Zakharyan, 68’), Take (Goti, 48’), Fiabema (Becker, 68’).

Goals: 0-1: González de Zárate, 45’. 0-2: Zakharyan, 91’

Referee: Shu Kawamata. No bookings.

Attendance: Japan National Stadium. 40,050 spectators.

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