Villarreal vs Real Sociedad – Estadio de la Ceramica – Friday 18th August 2018 – Kick-off 20:15pm CET
An exciting day of football with the opening week of La Liga action is all set to entertain us, with Saturday’s action including one of the most exciting clashes to watch out for as Villareal and Real Sociedad battle it out with the two outfits eager to kick-start the season on a good note as they aim for Europe.
Villareal has signed quality attackers in the form of Gerard Moreno and Karl Toko Ekambi who enjoyed prolific stints at their previous clubs- RCD Espanyol and Angers SCO last season encouraging Villareal to take a punt on their services.
A similar performance this season could very well result in a respectable finish for Villareal and exciting, enthralling gameplay at the Estadio de la Ceramica.
Real Sociedad manager Asier Garitano who joined the side recently in May after being involved with Leganes for five years promises to be one to watch out for. The shrewd, tactically astute manager will undoubtedly give the hosts a run for their money along with quality football to their hearts’ delight for the fans this season. Quality additions in the form of Mikel Merino and Theo Hernandez who are eager to make their presence felt, certainly make the clash all the more interesting.
Roberto Soriano has joined Torino on loan from Villareal which promises to be an exciting move for both the parties involved. Carlos Bacca has completed a permanent move to Villareal from AC Milan which will add some much-needed firepower to the attack. Valencia has signed Denis Cheryshev on loan from Villareal with an option to make the deal a permanent one available at the same time.
Mikel Ugarte has signed a contract extension with Real Sociedad till 2024. Theo Hernandez makes a move down to Real Sociedad from La Liga giants Real Madrid on loan. Mikel Merino’s addition to the Real Sociedad midfield from Newcastle is undoubtedly one to watch out for.
Villareal 2-0 Real Sociedad