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In a complicated group like the one that Real Sociedad has, every point counts. Even more so if you join away from home. The visit to the Philips Stadion was not exactly easy and PSV was in charge of remembering it throughout the game. They pressed more but were unable to beat the whole of San Sebastián. A sweaty point, suffered but well earned.
Drommel; Mwene (Teze 68 ‘), Ramalho, Obispo, Max; Van Ginkel (Thomas 63 ‘), Götze, Boscagli; Madueke (Vertessen 63 ‘), Zahavi (Carlos Vinicius 63’), Gakpo (Bruma 89 ‘).
Remiro; Zaldúa (Romero 78 ‘), Elustondo, Le Normand (Zubeldia 61’), Aihen (Dozagarat 61 ‘); Januzaj (Gorosabel 79 ‘), Zubimendi, Mikel Merino, Guevara; Oyarzabal, Isak (Sorloth 83 ‘).
1-0 M.31 Götze; 1-1 M.34 Januzaj; 1-2 M.39 Isak; 2-2 M.54 Gakpo.
William Collum (Scotland). TA: Van Ginkel (59 ‘), Carlos Vinicius (78’) / Aihen (42 ‘), Guevara (70’), Oyarzabal (77 ‘), Elustondo (84’), Zubeldia (90 ‘).
The game did not start well for Real Sociedad. Imanol Alguacil’s team was uncomfortable on the green with little circulation, strong pressure from those from Eindhoven who were in control of the game. After a couple of warnings, the goal. Madueke, how good is this boy, he received close to the profile of the area, he slashed breaking Aihen’s waist and the center rejected by Remiro Götze picked it up to make it 1-0.
But there is no better answer in the world of football than to score on the next play. And that did the Real. Zaldúa took the reins of the lane and Januzaj, who had shot at the post minutes before, did not miss in the second. With the momentum of the tie came the comeback. Zaldúa, again, took advantage of the fact that Isak was where the ‘killer’ bible sends and the Swede put the 1-2 with which the break was reached.
The script of the first half was repeated in the second and the ‘txuri-urdin’ came out asleep. Something that took advantage of a Götze who produced a work of art. Caño to Zaldúa, driving diagonally, pass with another pipe for the arrival of a Gakpo that surpassed Remiro with a strong shot. The tables, perhaps, were the most fair until that moment.
La Real also suffered in the final stretch and practically did not show his head through Drommel’s goal. If those of Schmidt approached more that touched several times the 3-2. It never came, the wood avoided it. An important point to start the road to the round of 16.