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1. The best unbeaten streak with Imanol: 12 games

More than two months have passed since La Real lost their first and last games of the season. Since they fell at the Camp Nou on August 15, the Txuri Urdin have chained 12 official matches without knowing defeat (nine in the League and three in Europe). It’s the best streak of Imanol as a coach who until now, on a couple of occasions, had managed to link ten games without losing. La Real has also won 12 of their last 20 official matches and in all of 2021 they have only lost nine of 40.

2. The squad responds: no left-back, Zubimendi or Oyarzabal

Real’s great game in Madrid has even more merit if we take into account that he faced it without a specific left-back and without Zubimendi and Oyarzabal, two very starters for Imanol. The staff, once again, responded perfectly, first with the new system proposed by Orio and then with the Turrientes, Pacheco O Lobete with which the Real ended up holding the tie. The level that the Sanse players are giving is very high.

3. A team with a goal: scores in 87.5% of

their matches in 2021

To score against Real it is almost obligatory to score a goal because the team of Imanol He has rarely walked out of a game with his scoreboard at zero. In this 2021 he has scored a goal in 35 of the 40 games he has played, being the tenth team of the five major leagues with the best average. The list is topped by Bayern Munich with 100% after scoring a goal in their 42 games. Dortmund, Lyon, Lorient, Naples, Inter, Montpelier, Eintracht and Sassuolo are ahead

4. Goalscorer duo: Isak-Sorloth, a bet that convinces

Imanol lined up for the second time together in the ‘eleven’ to Isaac and Sorloth. The Nordic duo not only scored their first goals in the League – the Swede has two in Europe – but it is a convincing bet. It gives Real an important physical power but, above all, a great threat to space since speed is the best characteristic of the two forwards. Isaac and Sorloth They work, push and start to have chemistry between the two. Without a doubt, a formula to be exploited regularly.