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Villarreal also takes advantage in Anoeta


Highlights: Villarreal also takes advantage in Anoeta. Real Sociedad lose their second consecutive game at home. Gonçalo Guedes and Ilias Sörloth also score for Villarreal. Comesaña and Pacheco score for Real. Marcelino's team still back in second place in La Liga after 2-0 defeat. Real have not won at AnoETA since the end of November. Real are still without a striker capable of finishing on goal.

The yellow team dismantles Real Sociedad, who got stuck again in front of the opposing goal and loses their second consecutive game at home


Things didn't start well for Real and they ended even worse, with a defeat, which is the second in a row at Anoeta, where they haven't won since the end of November.

With the cheering stands on strike and the rest of the stands trying to take over, five minutes into the game, Barrenetxea, touching his back, asked for a change.

Olasagasti came out in his place, but the forward line, which is already suffering from the loss of Oyarzabal, another of its heavyweights, was quite depleted, with the prospect, also, of next Tuesday's Cup semi-final against Mallorca.




Remiro, Jon Pacheco, Hamari Traore (Jon Aramburu, min. 45), Le Normand, Javi Galán, Barrenetxea (Jon Ander Olasagasti, min. 7), Take Kubo, Brais (Merino, min. 64), Martín Zubimendi, Arsen Zakharyan (Sheraldo Becker, min. 71) and André Silva (Sadiq, min. 64)

VLL Villarreal


Jorgensen, Alberto Moreno (Jorge Cuenca, min. 70), Eric Bailly, Albiol, Yerson Mosquera, Comesaña, Álex Baena (Morales, min. 84), Ilias Chakkour (Parejo, min. 70), Coquelin (Capoue, min. 83 ), Gerard Moreno (Sörloth, min. 79) and Gonçalo Guedes


0-1 min.

17: Comesaña.

0-2 min.

46: Comesaña.

1-2 min.

86: Merino.

1-3 min.

94: Sörloth.


Javier Iglesias Villanueva

Yellow cards Le Normand (min. 50), Jorgensen (min. 59), André Silva (min. 61), Albiol (min. 62), Arsen Zakharyan (min. 68) and Jorge Cuenca (min. 87)

And what didn't start well, got worse, after two dangerous approaches to Jorgensen's goal, one of them in a Brais comb that Coquelin took off the goal line.

Villarreal counterattacked dangerously in an action in which Guedes had the chance to score, although Remiro saved, but in the subsequent corner the goalkeeper slipped, apparently without anyone touching him, and from inside the goal he saw how Albiol assisted from head and Comesaña executed from close range to put the visitors ahead.

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Stuck, as in the last games, Real tried more on the wings than in the center, but their problems were still there, without a striker capable of finishing on goal.

The lateral centers flew, sometimes with danger, like that of Javi Galán, who has become essential for Imanol, who arrived before Alberto Moreno than Traoré, but except in the centers that Jorgensen took down, the Swedish goalkeeper did not intervene in any action of danger, although he got a scare in stoppage time when Zakharyan took a very distant free kick from the side, which fell until it touched the crossbar.

Real had crashed against Villarreal's generous defensive support, he went sadly to the locker room, and on his return things got worse, because as soon as the second half began, a counterattack by Villarreal that seemed to dissolve into nothing, ended in the feet of Pacheco, who tried something very dangerous, a long horizontal pass towards Le Normand who was on the other side of the area.

Baena was more alive, stole the ball and put the goal in the boot of Comesaña, who took aim, shot and scored the yellow team's second.

Marcelino's team was still well organized at the back, despite their history, and leaving quickly towards Real's field as soon as they found a way, and with the score being so favorable, they had more and more.

He could have added the third goal to Ilias, in a quick transition, with the Real defense advanced, but his shot, after stumbling, went too wide.

Each arrival of Villarreal was a scare for Real, who pushed, but became desperate, because their actions were lost in distant shots, almost always deflected, or they crashed into the yellow wall.

Kubo's efforts on the right never found a reward.

Inspiration did not come to the Japanese.

Marcelino put Parejo on the field to calm down and block, and he succeeded, because Real were beginning to lack strength and resources, but in an action by Kubo, his cross at the edge of the area ended in a defensive rebound that fell to Zubimendi.

His hard shot was rejected by Jorgensen, Becker wanted to aim, but the yellow goalkeeper appeared again, although on the third, Mikel Merino got his goal.

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