Lto Real Sociedad fell 1-0 in the friendly that they played yesterday in Alkmaar, upon receiving in the first part a goal in a big defensive error and not hitting the chances he had to equalize the score in the second. Carlos Fernández was injured, we will see if seriously, and Ander Guevara, Martín Merquelanz and Asier Illarramendi reappeared.
Januzaj He was smiling before the kickoff, not for nothing has the preseason started very well, scoring in the previous three friendlies, and in the fourth he was the first to be close to doing so. I try with a centrochut that left for not long, and shortly after he finished off a good counter, but Verhulst stopped the ball. The rebound hit Carlos Fernández, attentive, but the ball went back to the local goalkeeper.
AZ Alkmaar responded immediately to the first txuriurdin attempt, with a direct free kick from Karlsson that came close to the right post of Remiro. The one from Cascante then saw how Aboukhalal left Sola and Pacheco and was left alone in front of him, but the central reacted very quickly and managed to reject the shot from the winger.
The match was disputed, but in a defensive action Carlos Fernandez had poor support of his right knee and, after making visible gestures and screams of pain, had to be replaced. La Real was affected and off-center, as proof that on a long kick from the local goalkeeper, Aboukhalsl stood alone in front of Remiro, which was out of the area, and achieved 1-0, in the 33rd minute, with nothing more relevant until the break.
Without success in the occasions to tie
After passing through the changing rooms, Lobete had the opportunity to score, but his right hand from the front went out by very little. The homegrown attacker had Willian José on the left and Portu on the right, but decided to gamble.
After Remiro had to intervene very well, in a one-on-one with Gudmundsson, which the goal rejected very well, as well as the rejection of Karlsson, the Real once again had a good chance, in a Zaldua cross from the baseline that Aihen headed slightly over the crossbar. The two full-backs on the attack, one more proof of the bravery of Imanol’s men.
On the 12th it was encouraged and went up again on the attack but, after dribbling several opponents, his shot was rejected by a defender. Merquelanz was also encouraged to shoot from afar, but the ball went up. The txuriurdin sought the equalizer until the last second, with a header from Willian José that brushed the stick Y Ayesa clearing a foul very well direct from Sugawara, in the clearest action from AZ Alkmaar down the stretch.
AZ Alkmaar: Verhulst; Sugawara, Lestchert, Koopmeiners, Oosting; Aboukhlal, Reijnders, Clasie, Karlsson; De Wit and Gudmundsson.
They also played Beukema, Pavlidis, Evjen and Poku.
Coach: Pascal Jansen
Real society: Remiro; Gorosabel, Aritz, Pacheco, Sola; Guevara, Robert Navarro, Guridi; Januzaj, Carlos Fernández and Barrenetxea.
They also played Lobete, Le Normand, Aihen, Turrientes, Roberto López, Garrido, Portu, Willian José, Ayesa, Merquelanz, Zaldua and Illarramendi.
Coach: Imanol Alguail
Referee: Marc Nagtegaal (Dutch)
Goals: 1-0. 33 ‘. Aboukhlal.
AFAS Stadion of Alkmaar.