Valencia and Real Sociedad tied without goals in Mestalla in a match in which both teams showed their good moment of play and in which they fought with intensity, although the victory, by times and offensive game, was much closer to the local team than from San Sebastian
The first half was even, with a slight superiority of the Basque team, who took the ball for many minutes, but in the second half the local team took possession of the ball and had several chances to score, against a rival who defended well .
From the outset, the Real Sociedad controlled the game with well-played ball outs from behind and long possessions that made the Valencia players run behind the San Sebastian players.
However, these actions were not accompanied by dangerous approaches to Neto's goal, although they did prevent the Marcelino García Toral team from showing loose and arriving at their goal with fluidity.
This dynamic of play was especially evident in the first quarter of an hour of play, since from then on, Valencia regained part of the possession of the ball and could baste some attack play, although without excessive transcendence.
Without either team imposing their rhythm of play clearly, the game advanced towards the break with a somewhat more offensive Valencia, but without the ball hovering near the goal of Rulli despite the local team exploited each time plus their arrivals by band.
The team of Imanol Alguacil had not suffered, but neither had he shown enough arguments to have taken advantage in the score.
He came out more involved in the match after the break, with a more lively football and control of the ball in the center of the field, so the whole San Sebastian did not handle the meeting as in the first period.
The encounter acquired intensity, and that both equipment looked for to take control of the game, they showed arguments in attack and, in turn, they complicated, much the evolution of the game of the rival.
Despite this, the few chances of goal offered by the game came before the goal of Rulli, especially after several penetrations by the left in charge of Gayà and Cheryshev, who put the visiting team on the ropes.
Little by little, the game turned on its head for Valencia and Real had to apply a good base to defend their field against an opponent overturned with Rodrigo first and then Guedes, on the pitch.
The Real had to be able to take advantage of some isolated counterattack to take control of the match, since Valencia pressed a lot and put their opponents in their area.
None of the many opportunities that Marcelino's team had in the final stretch of the clash and despite their dominance in the final stretch of the match the match ended in a draw with a point that knows the Real better than Valencia.
0 – Valencia: Neto, Piccini, Garay, Roncaglia, Gayà, Carlos Soler, Parejo, Kondogbia (Coquelin, m.62), Cheryshev (Guedes, m.75), Santi Mina (Rodrigo, m.66) and Gameiro.
0 – Real Sociedad: Rulli, Zaldua, Llorente, Raúl Navas (Hector Moreno, m.59), Theo Hernandez, Januzaj (Sandro, m.75), Illarramendi, Zubeldia, Merino (Sangalli, m.66), Oyarzabal and Willian José.
Referee: Melero López (Andalusian Committee). He announced for the Valencia to Santi Mina and Piccini and for the Royal Society to Theo, Illarramendi, Zaldua and Sandro.
Incidents: match played in Mestalla against 38.885 spectators.