The Real society again left his clean sheet at home and a goal 10 minutes from time by Mikel Oyarzabal was enough to score 3 points in a very worked match, which may have also fallen on the side of the Elche if he had had a little more luck in two shots repelled by the sticks.
A San Sebastian team plagued with casualties against an Elche that wants to rise in the table foreshadowed an even match.
La Real in the first half played well against an Elche locked in his area that did not worry Remiro, but the attacks of the Gipuzkoan team died without danger on the edge of the rival area because without a reference 9 it was easier to mark Oyarzabal and the youth of the subsidiary Lobete, who occupied the gap left by the injured Alex Isak and Alexander Sorloth, and only Merino was right at the helm.
The The first oversight of the Real was close to taking its toll when in one against Mojica he looked for the reference of Benedetto and the Argentine striker, with a somewhat forced shot, he crashed the ball into a goalpost of the Real with Remiro ‘sold’ and allied with fortune.
The second error in the San Sebastian midfield was once again a monumental scare for the realistic fans when Lucas Pérez threw himself with everything and without opposition towards Remiro’s goal, but he heeled too much and his shot brushed a post when the 0-1 seemed done.
Mikel Merino was unleashed and Real football flowed through his boots. An excellent pass was invented at the beginning of the second half that looked for Oyarzabal at the far post of Elche’s goal., but the young Lobete did not see him arrive and finished forced by taking away an excellent opportunity to have opened the scoring for the Gipuzkoan team.
Oyarzabal and Lobete would then have the goal midway through the second half, but, as the point of view was crooked, Fran Escribá’s team would continue to have their options even to win the game, because as the minutes passed the fatigue and frustration began to make a dent in the realists.
Piatti, in the final stretch of the crash, was able to score from outside the area with a whip that between Remiro and the crossbar went to a corner kick and again the nerves reappeared in a local team that looked for solutions with the entry of Portu and that found them in the boots of its captain, Mikel Oyarzabal, who 10 minutes from the end took advantage of a huge failure of the center of the defense of the Elche and resolved in an outstanding way before Casilla.
1.- Real Sociedad: Remiro; Gorosabel, Le Normand, Zubeldia, Muñoz (Romero, min. 73); Zubimendi, Merino (Aritz, min. 90), Turrientes (Guevara, min. 82), Oyarzabal (Valera, min. 82); Januzaj (Portu, min. 73) and Lobete.
0.- Elche: Box; Palacios, Roco, Diego González, Mojica; Piatti (Morente, min. 76), Mascarell, Raúl Guti (Gumbau, min. 66), Fidel (Pastore, min. 86); Lucas Pérez (Carrillo, min. 66) and Benedetto (Pere Milla, min. 76).
Goal: 1-0, min 80: Oyarzabal.
Referee: Lamb Vega (Cantabria). He admonished Portu, Mojica, Mascarell and Casilla.
Incidents: 24,000 spectators at the Reale Arena, maximum capacity allowed by sanitary restrictions.