The Real society and the Athletic Bilbao The points were distributed in a derby that seemed decided with Asier Villalibre’s goal five minutes from the end, until Roberto Löpez appeared, with a high-quality goal, to balance a game that had everything.
Overwhelming dominance of the rojiblancos from the opening whistle, with a very different attitude from that of the Cup final, among other reasons also due to the new line-up of a Real that he missed David Silva and that he dedicated himself more to defending than to possessing the ball.
The clearest opportunity came from the Biscayan side after a great pass from Berenguer to Williams that the forward, trying to surprise, fired wide. Then Raúl García would not connect with the ball from a great position to the fortune of the Blue and Whites, who have suffered on other occasions against Navarre.
Gasoline is fair in La Real, or so it seemed in this first period, in which Marcelino’s team tried to unbalance before the break although another final shot from Williams that Remiro saved would not pass from the scare.
He kept shaking Athletic in a second half that continued with injuriesIn this case it was Yuri, who suffered a puncture and was substituted while Real moved the bench to better tune the distorted image offered by his game.
The donostiarras improved with the changes and did not achieve the goal by very little in a combination between Januzaj and Portu that the Murcian attacker missed by centimeters, but this encouraged Real that balanced forces with Athletic.
Now it was time for a Bilbao team to suffer that could not find the key to stop Januzaj when the Belgian once again invented a great individual action that Roberto López culminated with another great occasion.
Villalibre scored in the last moments, although much of the merit was from Berenguer’s pass and, when the match seemed doomed to victory, a great goal with a poisoned shot from far away from young Roberto López to give Imanol Alguacil another joy.
1.- Real Sociedad: Remiro; Elustondo (Gorosabel, min. 62), Zubeldia, Le Normand, Muñoz (Monreal, min. 31); Zubimendi, Guevara, Barrenetxea; Carlos Fernández (Roberto López, min. 69), Isak (Portu, min. 69), Oyarzabal (Januzaj, min. 62).
1.- Athletic: Simon; De Marcos (Capa, min. 46), Íñigo Martínez, Yeray (Unai Nuñez, min.12), Yuri Berchiche (Balenziaga, min. 49); Muniain (Lekue, min. 68), Vencedor, Dani García, Berenguer; Raúl García (Villalibre, min. 68) and Williams.
Referee: Sánchez Martínez (Murcia). He admonished Muñoz, Zubeldia and Zubimendi.
Goals: 0-1, min. 84: Villalibre. 1-1, min. 88: Roberto López.
Incidents: Meeting postponed on the last day due to the dispute of the Copa del Rey final played behind closed doors at the Reale Arena.