With this we end the narration of the Basque derby. I hope you enjoyed the game. Good evening!
The worst news for Marcelino's has been the departure due to injury to Yeray and Yuri (both due to muscular problems). With the 2021 Copa del Rey final ten days away, it seems difficult that I can count on them.
After this point, Real Sociedad is in fifth position tied at 46 points with Real Betis and Villarreal. Athletic remains tenth with 36 and already far from the European positions.
The draw leaves La Real happier than Athletic because they were defeated five minutes from the end. However, the tables are fair according to what was seen during the 90 minutes.
TABLES AT THE REALE ARENA! Gray game with few occasions that ended with goals and a lot of rhythm. Villalibre put Athletic ahead in the 85th minute and Roberto López equalized in the 89th with a goal that surprised Unai Simón.
FULL TIME! Real Sociedad 1 Athletic 1.
Roberto López's shot that is rejected! Now he does catch Unai Simón.
3 MINUTES DISCOUNT!
Lekue offside! Remiro had saved the heads up.
GOOOOOL FROM ROBERTO LÓPEZ! REAL SOCIEDAD 1 Athletic Club 1EAT IT UNAI SIMÓN! Shot with a thread that closes towards the squad and that Unai Simón lets through thinking that he was leaving. Incredible!
Assists Igor Zubeldia Elorza
Athletic is ahead when the Real was playing better. Marcelino's men are close to victory.
GOOOOL DE VILLALIBRE! Real Sociedad 0 ATHLETIC 1 HEAD TO THE GERNIKA BUFFALO CASSEROLE! Great center of Berenguer from the right that the Athletic striker finishes in an unappealable way.
Assists Alejandro Berenguer Remiro
YELLOW FOR ZUBIMENDI! For grabbing Williams. He was warned and will miss the next game against Valencia.
What damage Januzaj is doing with his passes into space! Portu licked his lips again but ended up clearing Athletic's rear.
Real insists looking for the goal! The game is ending in the opposite area.
ROBERTO LÓPEZ OUTAAAAAA! Great collective play against Real's counterattack that López ends with a right hand that hits him licking Simón's left stick.
ALMOST PORTUUUUU BRAND! A great pass from Januzaj into space and a cross shot from Portu that went just wide.
Carlos Fernández retires from the field and Roberto López enters his place.
CHANGE! Alexander Isak leaves and Cristian Portu enters his place.
DOUBLE CHANGE ALSO IN THE REAL ONE!
Raúl García also leaves and Asier Villalibre enters.
CHANGE IN THE ATHLETIC! Iker Muniain leaves and Íñigo Lekue enters his place.
A double change is being prepared at Athletic Club!
MUNIAIN OUT! Another distant shot that goes very far from the goal.
Mikel Oyarzabal also leaves the field and Adnan Januzaj enters.
Aritz Elustondo retires and Andoni Gorosabel enters!
DOUBLE CHANGE IN THE REAL SOCIETY!
ISAK'S KICK OUT! Control and volley that leaves very deviated.
DEVIABLE SHOT OF RAÚL GARCA! Very deviant.
The party is encouraged! You attack back and forth with much more rhythm of play.
ALMOST BRAND BERENGUER! Good play in the rival area that ends with a shot deflected providentially by Le Normand.
Cross to the Athletic area caught by Remiro. Marcelino's men try to overcome the two changes made due to injury.
CHANGE! Yuri Berchiche leaves due to muscular problems and Mikel Balenziaga enters his place. Another possible loss for Bilbao ten days before the Cup final.
ANOTHER INJURY AT THE ATHLETIC! Yuri leaves the sunken field.
WILLAMS PLAY! Center shot that does not find a finisher or takes the goal.
THE SECOND PART BEGINS!
CHANGE IN THE REST! Óscar de Marcos leaves and Ander Capa enters his place.
REST IN DONOSTI! No goals and no shots between clubs in the Basque derby at the moment. Much respect and few occasions in a duel that began with Athletic dominance and in which Real has finished better. We hope to see goals in the second half.
END OF THE FIRST PART! Real Sociedad 0 Athletic 0.
REMIRO AVOID WILLIAMS PASS! Dangerous approach in the last action of the first half.
2 MINUTES DISCOUNT!
HIGH LEFT OF MONREAL! Harassment of the Real in the last minutes.
Against wasted by Isak! He entertained himself within the area.
UNAI SIMÓN AVOIDES YURI'S GOAL AT OWN DOOR! Realistically combed corner kick at the near post that ends up in the hands of the visiting goalkeeper.
Carlos Fernández does not finish! He controls the ball inside the area with his chest but shoots into the air after falling to the ground.
Strange shot from Isak! He does not take goal. The Real continues to attack, which seems to be finishing this first part better.
YELLOW CARD FOR ZUBELDIA! For taking down Williams. He completes the cycle and he will miss the weekend's game against Valencia.
Williams does not finish! Lateral center that manages to clear the local defense. Few times in what we have been in the game.
CHANGE FOR INJURY IN THE REAL! Monreal enters for the injured Aihen. It is the second injury change of the match after Yeray's departure from Athletic.
Aihen Muñoz is injured! He is being treated on the pitch but Monreal is ready to replace him.
BARRENETXEA TRIES IT! Realistic extreme far shot that is missed.
CHUTAZO DE RAÚL GARCÍA! Volley that goes up after benefiting from a series of rejections.
Dangerous foul in favor of Real! Yellow card for Dani García after knocking down Isak.
ALMOST BRAND WILLIAMS! Crossed right hand from the Athletic striker who leaves quite high. It didn't hit him well.
CHANGE BY INJURY! Yeray Álvarez leaves with physical problems and Unai Núñez enters in his place. It looks like a muscle injury to the thigh. We will see if he arrives to play the 2021 Cup final.
Yellow card for Aihen Muñoz. He lost the ball and had to grab Berenguer by the shirt.
HIGH HEAD OF ZUBIMENDI! The first corner kick of the game ends without luck.
Guevara's foul on Dani García that ends without a card.
Fight in the center of the field to take control of the game. At the moment Athletic dominates territorially.
Start attacking Athletic!
THE GAME BEGINS AT THE REALE ARENA! Take out Athletic Club.
The players of both teams come out! Athletic applauds the 2020 Copa del Rey champions.
THERE WILL BE A CORRIDOR! Athletic will receive the Cup champions with honors after being defeated in Seville. Honorable gesture of the people of Bilbao.
EYE TO THE DATA! Real Sociedad have won five of their last six matches against Athletic in LaLiga (1D) after having won only one of their previous eight against the rojiblancos in the competition (5E 2D).
Imanol cannot count on Zaldua, Guridi, Illarramendi, Silva and Sangalli for this match due to injury.
This is the eleven of the Cup Champion! (4-3-3): Remiro, Aritz, Zubeldia, Le Normand, Aihen, Zubimendi, Guevara, Barrenetxea, Oyarzabal, Isak and Carlos Fernández.
The people of Bilbao come out with their best eleven to improve the image they gave in the Cup final.
MARCELINO GOES OUT WITH EVERYTHING! (4-4-2): Unai Simón, De Marcos, Yeray, Iñigo Martínez, Yuri, Dani García, Vencedor, Berenguer, Muniain, Raúl García and Williams
LET'S REVIEW THE ONCES!
The match corresponds to the last day of the League in which the match was postponed for the Copa del Rey 2020 final to be played between these two same teams. La Real was the winner and today Athletic will want revenge.
Good evening and welcome to the narration of the Basque derby that will face Real Sociedad and Athletic Club!