Real Sociedad and Celta fight for their first win and Osasuna seeks to continue at the top against Athletic


Real Sociedad and RC Celta seek this Saturday at the Reale Arena (5:00 p.m.) their first victory of the course on the second day of LaLiga EA Sports, in which Osasuna hopes to continue in the upper zone at the expense of Athletic Club (9:30 p.m.).

The people from San Sebastian will play at home again after failing to draw against Girona at home in the first game of the season (1-1); Take Kubo opened the score after five minutes, but the Ukrainian Artem Dovbyk leveled the contest down the stretch.

Now, Imanol Alguacil’s team will try to maintain their unbeaten record at home, where they have not lost since February 5, without the injured Aritz Elustondo, Martín Merquelanz, André Silva, Mikel Merino and Jon Ander Olasagasti.

Opposite, Rafa Benítez’s Celta will try to recover after losing in Balaídos against Osasuna (0-2) at the start of the championship, a defeat that means that those from Vigo have signed their eighth consecutive campaign without winning the first game.

With the imminent departure of Gabri Veiga for Naples, the sky-blue team will have the good news of the discharge of Argentine goalkeeper Agustín Marchesín, recovered from a ruptured Achilles tendon.

Instead, he lost Carles Pérez and Gonçalo Paciencia, both with muscle ailments. The coach of the Galician team could make several changes compared to the first game, such as the entry of the winger Manu Sánchez.

At El Sadar, Osasuna and Athletic Club met after a mixed debut, with the Navarrese victory in Vigo and the Bilbao team defeating Real Madrid (0-2) at home. Jagoba Arrasate’s team, installed in fourth place, asserted goals from Rubén García and Moi Gómez to beat Celta.

Another victory this Sunday, where Raúl García de Haro could debut but in which the injured Darko Brasanac and Kike Barja will not be present, would charge him with morale to face the first match of the Conference League ‘Playoffs’ qualifier next week against Bruges.

Ernesto Valverde’s men, for their part, will travel to Pamplona with the casualties from the first day -Yeray Álvarez, Dani García and Yuri Berchiche- and to whom Peru’s Nolaskoain joins due to a sprained knee. The return of Sancet or the entry of Alex Berenguer could be the novelties in the eleven.


Real Sociedad – RC Celta. Ortiz Arias (C. Madrid) 17.00 hours.

Almeria – Real Madrid. Sánchez Martínez (C. Murciano) 7:30 p.m.

Osasuna – Athletic Club. Munuera Montero (C. Andaluz) 9:30 p.m.