Real society and Athletic Club Bilbao equaled 1-1 this Wednesday at the close of matchday 29 of The league from Spain. The Basque derby ended in a draw after what was the triumph of Real Sociedad in the final of the Copa del Rey last weekend just against his classic rival. To highlight what was done by the players of the ‘Rojiblanco’ team who did the corridor to his rivals in recognition of the title.
In the run-up to this match there was a lot of speculation about what could happen when both teams entered the Reale Arena stadium. After the dispute of the Copa del Rey, where the Guipuzcoans triumphed and raised the trophy, there were doubts if the Athletic team would make the corridor in recognition. Finally, Marcelino’s team made the corridor to the ‘txuri urdi’ team, in a great gesture of respect.
The rojiblanco team could not take revenge for their defeat in the historic Cup final, the first that the two great Basque football players played in more than a century of the competition’s history, despite taking five minutes to go with a goal by Asier Villalibre (85 ‘). But one minute before the regulated time, Roberto López (89 ‘) tied for the locals, who remain fifth in the LaLiga standings, tied on points with Betis and Villarreal.
Athletic (10th), for its part, is very far from the fight for the Europa League places (10 points) and its main objective for the remainder of the season is the final of the Copa del Rey in 2021, which it will play against Barcelona on April 17 in Seville. The coach of Real Sociedad, Imanol Sheriff, said it was “an important point”, while the player Igor Zubeldia said it was a “highly contested match”.
Real society: Alejandro Remiro; Aritz Elustondo, Igor Zubeldia, Robin Le Normand, Aihen Muñoz; Ander Barrenetxea, Ander Guevara, Martín Zubimendi, Mikel Oyarzabal; Alexander Isak, Carlos Fernández. DT: Imanol Alguacil. Athletic: Unai Simón; Óscar de Marcos, Yeray Álvarez, Íñigo Martínez, Yuri; Alex Berenguer, Unai Vencedor, Dani García, Iker Muniain; Raúl García, Iñaki Williams. DT: Marcelino García Toral. Stadium: Reale Arena. Referee: José María Sánchez Martínez.
Results of the matches of the 29th day of the Spanish soccer championship, and classification table: Friday: Levante – SD Huesca 0 – 2. Saturday: Granada – Villarreal 0 – 3, Real Madrid – Eibar 2 – 0, Osasuna – Getafe 0 – 0. Sunday: Alavés – Celta 1 – 3, Elche – Betis 1 – 1, Cádiz – Valencia 2 – 1, Seville – Atlético de Madrid 1 – 0. Monday: Barcelona – Valladolid 1 – 0. Wednesday: Real Sociedad 1 R. López (89) -Athletic 1 Villalibre (85). Results source: AFP.