The Real Sociedad has been framed in group F of the Europa League 20/21 with very different teams from each other. The strongest without a doubt is the Italian Naples, although those of Imanol AlguaciNor should they trust the level of the Dutch AZ Alkmaar and the Croatian Rijeka.
In a competition like this there is no easy game, but it is true that the Txuri Urdin entity was lucky in the draw to avoid facing teams such as Arsenal, Tottenham, Benfica, Leverkusen, Roma or Milan, among many others. On the other hand, the Donostiarras will not have to make long trips around Europe to have to play their games, something that the Oriotarra coach is sure to appreciate as it will help to have his team more rested.
Naples wants to relive the times of Maradona
Real Sociedad will have to face a classic as in Naples in the group stage of the Europa League. The champion of the Italian Cup last season has started the current campaign like a shot. Those of Gennaro Gattuso They lead Serie A after having won the two games they have played so far in the domestic championship and are looking to relive their best times of glory. At the San Paolo stadium they still longingly remember the era of Diego Armando Maradona, soccer legend who led them to win this same competition in the 88/89 season.
The Neapolitans have players like the Spanish international Fabian Ruiz, the Belgian Dries Mertens or the Senegalese defender Kalidou koulibaly, in addition to Italian Lorenzo Insigne, team captain, and Victor osimhen, a 21-year-old Nigerian striker for whom they have spent 50 million euros.
The AZ Alkmaar, a Dutch classic
The txuri urdin will also have to travel to the country of tulips to face another of their rivals in the first phase of the Europa League. The Dutch AZ Alkmaar appear in the second continental competition after being eliminated in the previous phases for the Champions in the hands of Dinamo Kiev.
They could not finish the last Eredivisie pesto that in Holland it was decided to suspend the league championship because of the pandemic. The team led by the Dutch Arne Slot he was building a very exciting fight with Ajax Amsterdam for the title. Both sides were tied on points, although the club from the capital was finally declared champion in the offices. Of course, AZ, as it is commonly known, has not gotten off to a good start this season. They still do not know the victory in the League and have only two points of advantage over relegation after having won two draws in three games. Calving stens he is your most important player.
Croatian Rijeka will try to surprise
Croatian Rijeka is surely the weakest rival in the San Sebastian group. The set led by the Slovenian Simon Rozman they have reached the group stage of the Europa League after beating teams like Ukrainian Kolos Kovalivka and Danish Copenhagen in the previous stages of the competition.
After six rounds played in their local championship, the San Sebastian rivals occupy sixth place in a league made up of 10 teams. Ivan Lepinjica, Stjepan
Loncar Y Franko
Andrijasevic they are three of the most dangerous players of an entity that last year also appeared for the second most important continental competition. They are the current Cup champions of their country.