Real Sociedad ‘s dreams of coming back to the Champions League without precedent for seven years took another hit on Thursday when they lost 2-0 at Alaves as the two sides finished the Basque derby behind closed doors with 10 players.
In the 56th moment, Borja Sainz scored the initial goal by goading home a chested pass from Lisandro Magallan yet had to wait a couple of moments for him to celebrate as the goal was initially administered offside, however, granted after a protracted VAR analysis.
Sociedad’s Joseba Zaldua was sent off in the 81st moment, for two appointments. While Martin Aguirregabiria’s replacement sealed the hosts’ points by tapping in the second in added time, Alaves midfielder Tomas Pina was disqualified in the 87th moment.
Sociedad botched the opportunity to move back into the top four over Atletico Madrid, remaining fifth on 47 points, two behind Atleti, who on Wednesday hammered Osasuna 5-0.
Alaves are thirteenth in the relegation zone on 35, 10 points clear.
Sociedad remained fourth in the table when, because of the COVID-10 pandemic, the season was deferred in March yet failed to win any of their initial two games back.
They had more belonging than Alaves, however, their best open door came when Mikel Oyarzabal battled in the primary half to interface with an Adnan Januzaj cross.
The visitors had just one shot on target in the game while Alaves, managed by previous Sociedad coach Asier Garitano, created a great deal of danger and took the lead. The lead was taken by the person who scored his first goal for the club. The lead was taken by the 19-year-old Sainz.
They came near another when Lucas Perez hit the post and caught up with Luis Roja yet was thwarted by Alex Remiro, the Sociedad attendant.