10/18/2021 at 11:31 AM CEST
The Real Sociedad de Imanol Alguacil beat RCD Mallorca by the minimum and agonizingly (1-0) on the ninth day to become the solo leader of LaLiga. A goal from Julen Lobete in the last gasp gave the blue and white team the three points and maintains its status in the noble zone of the table: he adds 20 points out of 27 possible and is the leader in the absence of the matches to be recovered from his main rivals.
The Basques, who have only lost in the league premiere against FC Barcelona this 2021/22 season, They are one of the great sensations at the start of the year and they have consolidated themselves at the top of the standings with six wins, two draws and one defeat.. Despite playing with one less for the entire second half, the San Sebastián team became strong at home and again achieved three gold points.
8 – The @RealSociedad has not lost in their last eight games at the Reale Arena in @LaLiga (7V 1E), leaving a clean sheet in the last five, their best unbeaten streak at home since 2015 (5V 3E) and their streak longest without conceding at home since 1984 (5). Celebration. pic.twitter.com/J2CWaFEn51
– OptaJose (@OptaJose) October 16, 2021
The txuri-urdinIn fact, they have not lost in any of the last eight matches played at the Reale Arena: they have seven victories and only one draw. The last five, in addition, without conceding a goal, something that had not happened since 1984. Those of Imanol Alguacil have signed their best unbeaten streak at home since 2015, when they recorded five wins and three draws.
A real alternative to Atlético, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Seville?
The great start of Real Sociedad has opened a debate about whether LaLiga will have a new candidate again. Last season, Julen Lopetegui’s Sevilla had real options for the title until the final stretch, but it ended up in the hands of Atlético de Madrid, which put an end to more than five years with the trophy at the Camp Nou or at the Santiago Bernabéu. Is the Real Sociedad a real candidate?
Those from San Sebastián compete, show a high level of play and are regular, something that has not happened in a sustained way in recent seasons. All this invites us to think that the Royal Society, that hasn’t won a LaLiga title since 1982, you can be one of the candidates if you maintain the level throughout the season: Imanol Alguacil has built one of the best teams in the club’s history.