Granada 2 – Real 3: Nasrids unable to stop visitors getting win

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Real Sociedad defeat Granada 3-2 on Thursday at the Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes. With both teams drawing in their previous fixtures, they were keen to pick up points. Granada wanted to continue adding points after a 1-1 draw against Barcelona. Real secured a point against Seville in their previous match. As the table looks today, Granada and Real currently occupy 18th and 3rd spots in the table, with 3 points and 13 points respectively after 6 matches.

Nasrids started strong and were rewarded for their efforts, thanks to German Sanchez finding the net at the 9 minute mark. The score at half time was 1-0.

The White and Blues started strong in the second half and were able to dominate, with Aritz Elustondo finding the net, 52 minutes in. The momentum was now with Real, who then scored again through a goal from Mikel Merino at the 60 minute mark to establish a 2-1. However, they were unable to maintain their lead, Luis Milla managed to equalize and take the sides off, 70 minutes in at 2-2. Real in turn, then responded at the 82 minute mark increasing their lead with a 2nd effort from Aritz Elustondo, which sealed the victory for the visitors.

For Granada, Antonio Puertas, Carlos Bacca, Sergio Escudero and Monchu, came on for Darwin Machis, Ruben Rochina, Carlos Neva and Luis Milla. Real replaced Robert Navarro, Portu, Joseba Zaldua, Mikel Oyarzabal and Alexander Sorloth for German Valera, Adnan Januzaj, Martin Zubimendi, Julen Lobete and Igor Zubeldia.

There were bookings for Luis Suarez, Ruben Rochina, Domingos Duarte, Santiago Arias and German Sanchez from Granada. For Real, Robin Le Normand saw yellow.

Granada will next travel to Celta Vigo, while Real will face Elche at home.

Technical card:
Granada: Luis Maximiano, Santiago Arias, German Sanchez, Domingos Duarte, Carlos Neva (Sergio Escudero, min.79), Angel Montoro, Luis Milla (Monchu, min.79), Maxime Gonalons, Ruben Rochina (Carlos Bacca, min.66), Luis Suarez and Darwin Machis (Antonio Puertas, min.24)
Real Sociedad: Mathew Ryan, Joseba Zaldua (Martin Zubimendi, min.76), Aritz Elustondo, Robin Le Normand, Aihen Munoz, Portu (Adnan Januzaj, min.65), Ander Guevara, Mikel Merino, Robert Navarro (German Valera, min.64), Mikel Oyarzabal (Julen Lobete, min.77) and Alexander Sorloth (Igor Zubeldia, min.78)
Stadium: the Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes
Goals: German Sanchez (1-0, min. 9), Aritz Elustondo (1-1, min. 52), Mikel Merino (1-2, min. 60), Luis Milla (2-2, min. 70) and Aritz Elustondo (2-3, min. 82)