Real Sociedad forgives Roma in their farewell to Europe

Real Sociedad forgives Roma in their farewell to Europe

José Mourinho’s team makes good the 2-0 first leg after a goalless draw at the Reale Arena


Real Sociedad said goodbye this Thursday in the round of 16 of the Europa League after drawing (0-0) against AS Roma at the Reale Arena after a good game by the San Sebastian team, which they dominated from start to finish, but did not It served to overcome a tie that was decided in the first leg with a 2-0 draw at the Olímpico in Rome.

Imanol Alguacil’s team was unable to overcome the result favorable to the Italians, after goals from El Shaarawy and Kumbulla in the first leg. A duel that dug even more into the painful wound that the Basque team has presented in recent weeks, which did not find a turning point on Thursday to forget this blur that is already big enough to begin to tarnish its first two and extraordinary thirds of the game. course.

A goalless draw that confirmed the bad moment of a Real Sociedad fully immersed in a poor dynamic that started at the end of January when they said goodbye to the Cup in the hands of Barça. Since then, only one win in ten games for a team that was once again condemned for lack of goals. For their part, Roma, who played their game in San Sebastián, knew how to defend their income with an excellent defensive solidity that is well worth a pass to the quarterfinals.

Thus, the heat of the San Sebastián fiefdom motivated a Real Sociedad that came out with clear ideas. Mikel Merino, David Silva and company took the reins of a clash that they did not take long to dominate. Although Dybala’s shot scared the body after being deflected by a defender, the local momentum prevailed from the outset to take the initiative in the game.

Despite the fact that Alguacil’s men went all out for the goal, the lack of success and the good defensive approach of the Italians stopped a ‘txuri-urdin’ side at times that did not finish reaching Rui Patricio’s goal clearly . Smalling silenced the Reale Arena with his goal after a corner kick, but the hand in control of him ended up canceling it on the brink of half-time.

Already in the second half, the locals once again left their mark with a clear goal chance in the first play after the restart, but Sorloth headed the center of Brais Méndez high inside the area when he was completely alone. Thus, the local effort brought the game even closer to the opposite field, against a Roma that knew how to defend itself tooth and nail and that avoided danger at all costs.

Oyarzabal had the clearest on his boots, but Rui Patricio in the first instance and the crossbar later, prevented a goal that seemed sung. In the end, the lack of success of the San Sebastian ended up closing a clash that came to an end with the expulsion in discount of Carlos Fernández for a double yellow, the result of frustration.




REAL SOCIEDAD: Remiro; Rico, Le Normand, Zubeldia, Gorosabel (Sola, min.71); Zubimendi, Merino, Brais Méndez (Cho, min.79), Silva; Oyarzabal (Take Kubo, min.71) and Sorloth (Carlos Fernández, min.62).

ROME: Rui Patricio; Karsdorp (Zalewski, min. 42), Mancini, Smalling, Ibañez, Spinazzola; Cristante, Pellegrini (Bove, min. 87), Wijnaldum; Dybala (El Shaarawy, min. 76) y Belotti (Abraham, min. 76).

–REFEREE: Itsvan Kovacs (RUM). He admonished Karsdorp (min.6), Mancini (min.17) and Smalling (min.97) by Roma, and Zubeldia (min.12), Rico (min.39) and Carlos Fernández (min.88) by the Royal Society. He expelled Carlos Fernández

–STADIUM: Reale Arena.