Elche fell to an away defeat at the hands of Real Sociedad at the Reale Arena on Friday. With each team arriving on the back of a league defeat, they were both keen to pick up points. Real arrived at the game looking pick up points after losing their last game 1-0 to Huesca. Elche were beaten 1-0 in the previous match against Atletico Madrid. As it stands, Real are in 5th place on the table and has 56 points while Elche sit in 19th with 30 points after 35 matches.
Following a goalless first half, The White and Blues piled on the pressure in the second, with Aritz Elustondo giving Real the lead after 72 minutes. However they weren’t finished yet and Mikel Oyarzabal made it 2-0 just before the final whistle to make it 2-0.
For Real, Martin Zubimendi, Ander Barrenetxea, Jon Bautista and Portu, came on for Ander Guevara, Jon Guridi, Alexander Isak and Adnan Januzaj. Elche brought on Ivan Marcone, Guido Carrillo, Pablo Piatti, Luismi and Emiliano Rigoni, to replace Fidel, Lucas Boye, Josan, Omenuke Mfulu and Pere Milla.
The referee booked Ander Guevara from Real. Elche had the worst of it though, with Fidel, Paulo Gazzaniga and Antonio Barragan seeing yellow, and Raul Guti then sent off with a red.
Real will next play Atletico Madrid away, with Elche facing Alaves at home.
|Real Sociedad:||Alex Remiro, Andoni Gorosabel, Robin Le Normand, Aritz Elustondo, Nacho Monreal, Adnan Januzaj (Portu, min.87), Jon Guridi (Ander Barrenetxea, min.46), Ander Guevara (Martin Zubimendi, min.46), David Silva, Alexander Isak (Jon Bautista, min.82) and Mikel Oyarzabal|
|Elche:||Paulo Gazzaniga, Helibelton Palacios, Gonzalo Verdu, Dani Calvo, Antonio Barragan, Fidel (Ivan Marcone, min.46), Omenuke Mfulu (Luismi, min.85), Raul Guti, Josan (Pablo Piatti, min.67), Pere Milla (Emiliano Rigoni, min.85) and Lucas Boye (Guido Carrillo, min.67)|
|Stadium:||the Reale Arena|
|Goals:||Aritz Elustondo (1-0, min. 72) and Mikel Oyarzabal (2-0, min. 90)|