Valladolid stumbles against Real Sociedad B and direct promotion is complicated


Valladolid complicated their options to achieve one of the two tickets that give direct promotion to LaLiga Santander after losing this Monday at the José Zorrilla against a Real Sociedad ‘B’ that once again dreams of permanence, in the match that closed the thirty-eighth day of LaLiga SmartBank 2021-2022.

After the victories of Eibar and Almería, the Valladolid team also needed to add the three points against one of the teams in the relegation zone, but they played a discreet match and suffered a lot from their numerous casualties.

Valladolid did not create excessive danger on the goal of the ‘txuri-urdin’ subsidiary and saw the duel turn uphill with El Yamiq’s own goal in the 59th minute. Pacheta’s men tried to equalize, but the VAR annulled Weissman’s 1-1, and Xabi Alonso’s men sentenced in the final stretch with another own goal from El Yamiq.

Valladolid did not give up and managed to close the gap through Iván Sánchez, but Real Sociedad held on and took three points that leave Pucela four points behind Almería and the Realists four behind Málaga, which marks salvation.

For its part, in the other game that was played this Monday, Leganés practically certified its permanence in LaLiga SmartBank by beating SD Huesca 2-1 to end a three-game streak without winning or scoring. The Huesca team took the lead with a goal from Gerard Valentín, but the locals came back through Seydouba Cisse, author of a double, in the extension of the first half and in the 59th minute.