Real Sociedad welcomed Granada for matchday 35 of La Liga, this Friday. At the Reale Arena, the visitors surprised the home team and left with the three points after a 3-2 victory. Mikel Merino and Mikel Oyarzabal scored for the hosts. Antonio Puertas, Roberto Soldado, and Domingos Duarte guarantee the victory to the away team.
Although being the ones who needed the three points the most, because of their fight for a place in next season’s Europa League, Real Sociedad started behind in the scoring. Already at the 21st minute, the visitors broke the deadlock with Puertas. After Domingos Duarte’s cross from the left, the number 10 arrived before the marker to head the ball into the back of the net.
After suffering the goal, the hosts were able to control the match, having more the ball and getting some good opportunities to score. On their best attempt, Ander Barrenetxea even hit the post. However, they were not able to show how much they were dominating in the scoring, especially because Granada doubled their lead still in the first half.
At 43rd minute, Yangel Herrera passed the ball to Soldado, who was in an offside position. However, defender Diego Llorente touched the ball before it arrived at the number 9, who put the ball into the back of the net to give a 2-0 lead to the visitors before half-time.
The hosts started their reaction already in the early minutes of the second half. At the 47th minute, after a corner, the ball was left to Merino, who sent a low shot into the right corner to diminished Granada’s advantage.
Sociedad kept on putting pressure and searching for the equalizer. Even though it took a while, they found it. At the 83rd minute, Oyarzabal received inside the box and sent a strong shot into the top-right corner to draw the match.
However, they didn’t have much time to celebrate. 5 minutes later, Granada found the back of the net once again, this time with Domingos Duarte, and guaranteed the three points.
With the 3-2 victory, Granada reached the same 50 points as Valencia, but remain in 9th place. On the other hand, Real Sociedad stopped at 51 points, in 7th place.