La Real regained fifth place and reached 50 points thanks to a long-suffering win against Celta in a very eventful game, with multiple interventions by the VAR and constant interruptions in which he had to trace the initial goal of Hugo
Mallo. Even if Isak missed a penalty, those of Imanol turned the result before the break with so many of For your Y Januzaj, by means of a second penalty, and in the second half they knew how to suffer to grab a vital victory.
Going to rest winning the game was a feat for the Real. Or a chamber without a bullet in the barrel of the revolver in Russian roulette that was a first part of madness in Anoeta. The constant interruption of the game by both teams in the early part of the game and the role VAR At its best, with an episode bordering on surrealism, it sparked a first part in which the game was the least important. A first 45 minutes in which all the actors were pending endless decisions, especially arbitration, which completely deformed the duel.
No significant sequences of passes by the Real are remembered in that first half. To the Celtic he did not need them because he opted to press up and attack quickly and, in addition, he went ahead by heading decisively Hugo
Mallo a corner well taken by Denis
Suarez. By then the VAR he had already stopped the game when he understood that a ball cleared by Elustondo, in which he ended up hitting in the tibia to Mine, who was late, could be subject to a red card. In the end it ended up in yellow, just as unfair since Aritz he got to the ball before and the Celta striker was not even in the dispute, the kick was collateral and unintended damage.
The final 20 minutes of the first part, directly, were of brakepathicAlmost in the only classic play of the Real, Carlos
Fernandez, with a great maneuver at the edge of the area, he leaked a delicious ball that For your became 1-1 by biting Villar in minute 24 ‘and, immediately afterwards, the VAR corrected Gil
Apple tree in a foul on Isak the referee whistled out. The Swede missed the penalty, Carlos he put the rebound but illegally when entering the area earlier and although the goalkeeper seemed not to have his feet on the line, the VAR said odd. More madness when only ten minutes later the referee whistled a second penalty in favor of Real in a grab to You
Normand in a corner. In this case Januzaj He did not fail and made possible the partial triumph of his team at a break that the Real welcomed willingly to lower the revolutions to the game.
The electricity was maintained at the beginning of the second half in which the Real could sentence, although the first option was Mina in the first seconds. His shot, after a low center from Aspas, cleared it well Remiro. Real’s response was a volley of For your to the post in 48 after a high center to the penalty spot of Oyarzabal, which entered through Januzaj on the break.
At some point they had to lower their emotions and, from the meeting time and with the changes, the game was entering a more conventional development although Real, which at almost no time chose to play from behind and hit much more than As usual in his game, he was never in control of the duel. Celta was not unhappy in that round trip, although he could not compromise Remiro.
The game reached the final stretch with that uncertainty, very rough in the form of injuries on the side of Real, which lost to Carlos
Fernandez Y You
Normand for Ipurua, in addition to the sanconado Aritz. The only thing left to do was to resist the Txuri Urdin. Monreal He tried it with a center kick that slipped into 80 ‘but cleared Villar and the final siege corresponded to Celta. He attacked with patience before the home team retreated and in 89 ‘he found Solari within the area. His cross shot narrowly missed. It was the last occasion of a match that Real he knew how to suffer until the end to hold three vital points.
Real Sociedad, 2: Remiro; Gorosabel, Elustondo, Le Normand (Sagnan, d. 84), Monreal; Guevara (Zubimendi, m. 67), Guridi, Portu, Januzaj (Oyarzabal, m. 45), Carlos Fernández (Bautista, m. 71) and Isak (Barrenetxea, m. 67).
Celtic, 1: Villar; Hugo Mallo, Araujo (Ferreyra, m. 84), Murillo, Aaron (Fontán, m. 61); Tapia, Brais, Suárez (Beltrán, m. 61), Nolito (Solari, m. 78); Mine and Aspas.
Goals: 0-1 Hugo Mallo (m. 24). 1-1: Portu (m. 24). 2-1: Januzaj (m. 38, from a penalty).
Referee: Gil Manzano. Yellow to Elustondo, Sagnan, Carlos Fernández, Barrenetxea, Murillo, Nolito
Stadium: Anoeta (without spectators).