Real Sociedad returned to the path of victory and confirmed its candidacy for the Champions League places by beating bottom club Elche 2-0, with goals from Take Kubo and Ander Barrenetxea and the excellent level shown by a David Silva who seems to eternal.
The people from San Sebastián play with an advantage over most teams because they have the brilliant midfielder from Arguinegín, who continues to give master classes per game in his last active years. Against the people from Elche he immediately took the helm and dedicated himself to assisting his teammates and generating almost all the danger for the 'txuri urdin' team.
The first beneficiary was Kubo, when Silva left him a ball to finish off alone against Badía, but the Japanese wanted to take the fast track and his shot, which seemed headed for the goal, went over the Elche crossbar.
Silva returned to amaze the Reale Arena in another combination with the Japanese striker, whom he once again left in an unbeatable shooting position, but once again the ball sought the stands instead of the Elche net and then it was Sorloth who missed the clearest chance of the meeting with Badía surpassed and the empty goal.
Pablo Machín's team was already warned, either cut the connections of the former City player or he was going to have to suffer a lot and they strove for it, in addition to stretching their lines and causing two serious scares to the local fans in separate shots from Gumbau from outside the area that were going to score if Remiro did not intervene to divert them.
Elche stopped doing their homework at the start of the second half and paid dearly for it, since the first ball that Silva touched again turned into an impeccable assist for Kubo. The Japanese did not waste it and beat Badía from below.
The way was already paved for the people from San Sebastian and it was time to wait for a reaction from the people of Elche that did not come because possession was total for the locals, who were able to score the second in a shot from Silva's post and again in another action by a Sorloth at odds with The goal.
The suspense due to a non-definitive score was resolved with a minute to go when the young Barrenetxea, who had just entered the field, culminated a particular action with a good shot that cheered the end of the match for the nearly 30,000 fans who attended the Reale Sand.
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Real Sociedad: Remiro; Gorosabel, Zubeldia, Le Normand, Muñoz; Zubimendi, Illarramendi (Barrenetxea, min. 83), Brais Méndez, Silva (Guevara, min. 78); Kubo (Cho, min. 78) and Sorloth (Oyarzabal, min. 62).
Elche: Edgar Badia; Palacios (Blanco, min. 76), Verdú (Bigas, min. 60), Diego González; Morente, Clerc (Carmona, min. 76), Mascarel, Gumbau; Fidel (Josan Fernández, min. 82), Nteka (Ponce, min. 60), Lucas Boyé.
Goals: 1-0, min.47: Kubo. 2-0, min.89: Barrenetxea.
Referee: Sanchez Martinez (Murcia). He warned Brais Mendez, Zubimendi and Lucas Boyye.
Incidents: Match played at the Reale Arena before 28,510 fans.