SAN SEBASTIáN. Real Sociedad and Valencia draw 1-1. H. Guillamon scored the first own goal (10′) for Real Sociedad. S. Lino equalized (25′). Valencia was definitely better in terms of ball possession (73%)
The match was played at the Reale Arena stadium in San Sebastián on Sunday and it started at 4:15 pm local time. In front of 32,773 spectators. The referee was José Luis Munuera Montero who was helped by Iñigo Prieto López de Ceraín and Antonio Ramón Martínez Moreno. The 4th official was David López Jiménez. The weather was clear. The temperature was pleasant at 17.1 degrees Celsius or 62.76 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 69%.
Valencia had a strong ball possession 73% while Real Sociedad was struggling with a 27% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Valencia was more aggressive with 90 dangerous attacks and 14 shots of which 3 were on target. Nonetheless, that was not enough Valencia to win the encounter.
Real Sociedad shot 10 times, 4 on target, 6 off target. Regarding the opposition, Valencia shot 14 times, 3 on target, 11 off target.
Real Sociedad received 2 yellow cards (D. Rico and M. Zubimendi). Regarding the opposition, Valencia didn’t receive any yellow card.
(Real Sociedad) was sent off after receiving a red card in the (17′).
After this match, Real Sociedad will have 23 points like Osasuna to hold in the 6th place. Talking about the opposition, Valencia will have 16 points like Mallorca to sit in the 11th place.
In the next match in the La Liga, Real Sociedad will play away against Sevilla on the 9th of November with a 14-7 head to head in favor of Sevilla (7 draws).
Valencia will host Real Betis on the 10th of November with a 17-10 head to head stats in favor of Valencia (6 draws).
Real Sociedad – Formation
Real Sociedad started with a 4-3-1-2 line-up (4-3-1-2).
The manager Imanol Alguacil Barrenetxea decided to play with the following team: Álex Remiro, Aritz Elustondo , Igor Zubeldia , Robin Le Normand , Diego Rico , Mikel Merino , Martín Zubimendi , Asier Illarramendi , Brais Méndez , Carlos Fernández and Alexander Sørloth .
The home team had on the bench: Jon Pacheco, Robert Navarro Muñoz, Takefusa Kubo, Jon Magunazelaia , Alex Sola López Ocaña, Ander Guevara, Andoni Zubiaurre Dorronsoro, Beñat Turrientes Imaz, Andoni Gorosabel , Pablo Marín Tejada, David Josué Jiménez Silva and Jon Karrika.
Real Sociedad made 4 changes: A. Illarramendi for A. Gorosabel (46′), C. Fernandez for J. Magunazelaia Argoitia (46′), B. Mendez for J. Pacheco (46′) and M. Merino for A. Guevara (82′).
Best player: Asier Illarramendi
Following our analysis, the most impressive player for Real Sociedad was Asier Illarramendi.
His rating iswith 17 passes (76% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 3.
Valencia – Formation
Valencia started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
Ivan Gennaro Gattuso played with: Giorgi Mamardashvili, Thierry Correia , Gabriel Paulista , Eray Cömert , José Luis Gayà , Yunus Musah , Hugo Guillamón , André Almeida , Justin Kluivert , Marcos André and Samuel Lino .
The following players were sitting on the bench: Cristian Rivero Sabater, Jesus Vazquez Alcalde, Nicolás González, Cenk Özkaçar , Hugo Duro , Cristhian Andrey Mosquera Ibarguen, Iago Herrerín Buisán, Francisco Perez Martinez, Dimitri Foulquier , Antonio Latorre Grueso and Samu Castillejo .
Valencia made 5 changes: Gabriel Paulista for C. Ozkacar (30′), Marcos Andre for H. Duro (62′), H. Guillamon for Nico (62′), J. Kluivert for S. Castillejo (75′) and Y. Musah for D. Foulquier (75′).
Best player: Samuel Lino
The most impressive player for Valencia was Samuel Lino.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 48 passes (87% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 8. He performed 4 crosses.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the La Liga.