Real Sociedad vs Elche: A ‘final’ for two different goals
La Real seeks Europe and Elche, salvation. Silva will reappear in Imanol’s eleven. In descent, Escribá’s men have not won away in the league for more than half a year.
LThe key moments of LaLiga arrive and the teams fight in 90 minutes for very different objectives. That will happen tonight at the Reale Arena in the duel between Real Sociedad and Elche. The txuriurdin do not take their gaze from the European objective and the Escribá men try to get out of the well of descent.
The Real Sociedad wants to add the three points today to continue holding in the fifth position of the classification and reach the final three days with many options to repeat the pass to the Europa League. The txuriurdin achieved their first victory against Elche in the first round, 0-3, in Silva’s first game as a starter, the day in which the illusion to do something great this season began to grow.
As then, the canary will enter the eleven of Imanol today. The return on the 21st, after a month off, would allow the coach to put an almost gala team into the fray, with the only absences of Merino and Illarramendi.
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Elche, meanwhile, goes to San Sebastián in need and with little margin for error to achieve permanence. He is second to last, one point out of the save zone with 12 in play. It comes from the setback of the defeat against Atlético, in which he missed a penalty in the add-on.
Against a rival of substance, the Elche team will try to break its streak of more than half a year without winning at home in the League. He is orphaned of triumphs away from Martínez Valero since his first two outings, precisely to the Basque Country: Eibar (0-1) and Alavés (0-2). He is the worst visitor in the First Division.