Real Sociedad 2-1 Celta Vigo: The Sky Blues unable to avoid narrow defeat away to The White and Blues (2-1)

Real Sociedad vs. Celta Vigo

Real Sociedad beats Celta Vigo 2-1 on Thursday at the Reale Arena. Real were looking to get back winning ways after losing their last game 2-1 to Seville. Celta, on the other hand, had to settle for a draw 0-0 against Cádiz. After today’s result, Real are in 5th place on the table and has 50 points while Celta sit in 12th with 38 points after 31 matches.

It was an impressive opening from Celta, with Hugo Mallo giving The Sky Blues the lead at the 22 minute mark. However, they were unable to maintain their lead, Portu managed to equalize and take the sides off at the 25 minute mark at 1-1. They then scored again, increasing their advantage thanks to a goal from Adnan Januzaj, 39 minutes in, finishing the first half 2-1. Both teams unable to deliver anything further, the score remained at 2-1 at full time.

For Real, Mikel Oyarzabal, Ander Barrenetxea, Martin Zubimendi, Jon Bautista and Modibo Sagnan, came on for Adnan Januzaj, Alexander Isak, Ander Guevara, Carlos Fernandez and Robin Le Normand. Celta brought on Jose Fontan, Fran Beltran, Augusto Solari and Facundo Ferreyra, to replace Aaron Martin, Denis Suarez, Nolito and Nestor Araujo.

There were bookings for Aritz Elustondo, Modibo Sagnan, Carlos Fernandez and Ander Barrenetxea from Real, and Jeison Murillo, Nolito, Hugo Mallo and Denis Suarez, for Celta.

Real will play their next fixture away against Huesca, while Celta will face Levante at home.

Technical card:
Real Sociedad: Ivan Villar, Hugo Mallo, Nestor Araujo, Jeison Murillo, Aaron Martin, Brais Mendez, Denis Suarez, Renato Tapia, Nolito, Santi Mina and Iago Aspas
Celta Vigo: Alex Remiro, Andoni Gorosabel, Aritz Elustondo, Robin Le Normand, Nacho Monreal, Portu, Jon Guridi, Ander Guevara, Adnan Januzaj, Carlos Fernandez and Alexander Isak
Stadium: the Reale Arena
Goals: Hugo Mallo (0-1, min. 22), Portu (1-1, min. 25) and Adnan Januzaj (2-1, min. 39)