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Fifth victory of the Royal Society, which follows without receiving a single goal at the Reale Arena. The pupils of Imanol Alguacil will sleep seconds after beating Elche with a target of Mikel Oyarzabal in the final stretch of a match that dominated the local parish despite multiple casualties. Elche played at the rhythm of Real, but could make things very difficult for their rival with two chances by Benedetto and Piatti who ended up hitting in the wood.
Alex Remiro; Muñoz (Cristo Romero, 74 ‘), Le Normand, Zubeldia, Gorosabel; Mikel Merino (Elustondo, 90 ‘), Zubimendi, Turrientes (Guevara, 84’); Oyarzabal (Valera, 84 ‘), Lobete and Januzaj (Portu, 74’).
Box; Mojica, Diego González, Roco, Palacios; Fidel (Pastore, 87 ‘), Mascarell, Guti (Gumbau, 67’), Piatti (Morente, 77 ‘); Benedetto (Pere Milla, 77 ‘) and Lucas Pérez (Guido Carrillo, 67’).
Lamb Vega (Cantabrian). TA: Portu (76 ‘) / Kiko Casilla (57’), Mojica (63 ‘), Mascarell (64’).
Match played at the Reale Arena before 24,000 spectators.
La Real continued with casualties and that allowed the debut of Beñat Turrientes in the core – Cristo Romero would do it later. The young youth squad, who left a very good impression on the pitch, enjoyed the first chance of the match with a frank shot, but stamped it on the gloves of Box. He also had it Mikel merino when finishing a corner kick, although didn’t offer much more Imanol Alguacil’s team in attack. The locals dominated but did not make Fran Escribá’s men suffer.
The clearest of the first half were for Elche. First with a millimeter center of Mojica, who put the ball to Benedetto in the small area for the Argentine to stamp it with the wood. After him, it was the turn of Lucas Perez, which took advantage of a bad interception of Zubeldia to stay before Remiro, although his shot went too crossed. Already on the brink of rest, Piatti tried from afar. The bounce of his shot complicated the intervention of the goal txuri urdin who, in a hurry, took the ball off of him.
After the resumption, La Real continued to carry the weight of the match. The first was again Merino, who headed in a very clear position over the crossbar. The whole of San Sebastián fell apart, which wasted a visitor gift through the mediation of Oyarzabal: first he ran into Casilla and later with Roco, who He covered as he could the already empty goal. Then it was the turn of Lobete, who was about to beat the Madrid goalkeeper in one on one.
And when Elche was having the worst, it reappeared Piatti from far away to put the Real in tension. The Argentine outlined and struck from more than twenty meters, forcing Remiro to deflect just enough so that the ball ran into the crossbar. The game was still open but Oyarzabal took it upon himself to close it to ten for last. Zubeldia moved, Roco did not hit the clearance and captain txuri urdin was left alone before Kiko Casilla, who could not stop Mikel’s cut before bringing the score up 1-0. Those of Fran Escribá, already with all the meat on the grill, tried until the end, but they could hardly intimidate the goal defended by Remiro until the referee’s whistle.