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Malaga 2-0 Real Sociedad: Already relegated Malaga pick up unexpected win

With the pressure of a relegation battle off their shoulders, Malaga inflicted a shock 2-0 defeat on Real Sociedad in front of their disgruntled fans at La Rosaleda on Sunday afternoon. Despite having their relegation to Segunda confirmed on Friday, Malaga produced one of their best performances of the season in front of a half empty stadium with those inside keen to voice their displeasure at the club’s management on all levels. The official supporters’ clubs in the designated stand were absent at kick off but emerged after five minutes…

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Real Sociedad 3-0 Atletico Madrid: La Real produce heavy defeat over poor Atleti

Atletico Madrid’s poor league form continued last night as they were easily swept aside by a Real Sociedad side who had secured their third straight win. Imanol Alguacil made four changes to the side that defeated Las Palmas 1-0 at the weekend, with Geronimo Rulli, Hector Moreno, Alberto de la Bella and Ruben Pardo replacing Tono, Diego Llorente, Kevin Rodrigues and David Zurutaza. Diego Simeone made two changes to the side that won 3-0 against Levante at the Wanda Metropolitano on Sunday with Sime Vrsaljko moving to the left back…

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Real Sociedad v Atletico Madrid: Tough test for Euro chasing La Real

Real Sociedad welcome second placed Atletico Madrid to the Anoeta Stadium this evening with a win keeping them in the race for a Europa League spot. Imanol Alguacil’s men have picked up 7 points from the last 15 available, and a shock win against a strong Atleti side will keep La Real in amongst a cluster of teams with a European place still in contention. Tonight’s visitors had a tough March, losing to Barcelona and Villarreal in the league as well as scraping through to the Europa League semi-finals following…

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Unai Emery teasing La Real fans with return talk

Paris Saint Germain boss Unai Emery has said he would like to return to Real Sociedad as boss in the future. Sociedad sacked Eusebio Sacristan after the defeat to Getafe last month and replaced him with B coach Imanol Alguacil until the end of the season. And, reports have been flooding in that Emery, who could be axed from the Ligue 1 club – could return. Eusebio took charge of La Real in 2015 and guided them to sixth place last term – but inconsistency has been a key part…

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Las Palmas 0-1 Real Sociedad: Relegation closing in on La Union Deportiva

Visitors Real Sociedad won 1-0 against relegation contenders Las Palmas who continues to search for their first win since early February. The only goal of the match came in the 21st minute, courtesy of a great assist from the centre of the pitch by Asier Ilarremendi. The ball fell to Mikel Oyarzabal who controlled well with his head to place the ball in the centre of the box and get on the end of it with a left-footed strike that went through Chichizola’s legs. After last week’s 5-0 thumping of Girona, this Saturday’s performance…

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Real Sociedad captain Xabi Prieto announces retirement

Real Sociedad captain Xabi Prieto has confirmed that the current season will be his last as a professional footballer. 34-year-old Prieto has been a mainstay in La Real’s side since making his debut following the 2002/2003 season, where the Basque side famously won the title. 13 appearances for Sociedad in his first season saw him unable to help them defend their title and sink to a lowly 15th place, before he would then make no less than 30 appearances during his time at the club. Ten seasons in Spain’s top flight…

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Ruben Pardo proves his point in Real Sociedad return with captain’s armband

After only 21 minutes of league action all season and having spent the previous 6 months on the sidelines without ever entering the fray, it was a surprise to many to see Ruben Pardo back in the Real Sociedad line-up this weekend. Imanol Alguacil chose his first starting XI to face Girona and opted to recall the central midfielder for his first appearance since November. Not only was he in the team from the start, but Pardo also wore the captain’s armband. Having been frozen out by Eusebio Sacristan during…

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Real Sociedad’s Miguel Ángel Moyá out several games due to a muscle injury

Real Sociedad’s Miguel Ángel Moyá picked up a muscle injury during Sunday’s match at home against Girona. He is expected to be out for several weeks, missing the club’s next fixtures against Las Palmas and Atlético Madrid. The Spaniard only signed for the club a little over a month ago, when the number one keeper for the Txuri-urdinak, Gerónimo Rulli, became injured with a cruciate ligament strain. Instead of turning to reserve goalkeeper Andoni Zubiaurre, Real Sociedad decided to sign Moyá, as they had an additional one-month extension of the winter transfer window…

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La Liga: Real Sociedad vs Girona – Lineups, Preview and Prediction

Keeping their feet on the ground whilst their heads are in the clouds (or at least hopefully not already on the beach) has been the Girona squad’s biggest challenge since guaranteeing another season of top flight football in La Liga and reaching the all-important 40 points after beating Villarreal. 17:30 BST, Sunday 8th April, Anoeta Stadium Yet while Girona demonstrated their true intent to qualify for European football after securing La Liga survival with a convincing victory over Deportivo La Coruna, the club’s most recent game against Levante was in…

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