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Real Sociedad achieves its first win in this Europa League in Austria

Real Sociedad achieves its first win in this Europa League in Austria

Real Sociedad took a step forward in their quest for the Europa League round of 32 by winning 1-0 on their visit to the Austrian Sturm Graz, this Thursday on the third day of group B.

The Basque team had drawn in the first two days and this victory leaves them with 5 points, as second in the key.

The leaders are Monaco (7 points), who won 2-1 at PSV Eindhoven (3rd, 4 points), thanks to a goal from Sofiane Diop in 89.

Sturm Graz, with three defeats in as many games, is bottom without scoring.

In two weeks’ time, on matchday four, Real Sociedad will host Sturm Graz in San Sebastián, giving them a great opportunity to continue flying into the next round.

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In this Thursday’s game, Real Sociedad was much superior from the beginning.

In the first half he had several clear chances, including two from David Silva, but the locals resisted.

In the 49th, Mikel Merino hit the post and the visitors’ monologue continued, until the Swede Alexander Isak opened the scoring in the 68th with a shot that was not excessively dangerous at first, but before which goalkeeper Jörg Siebenhandl failed to block.

It was enough for the Royal Society to take the three points from Austria.

Sturm Graz finished with even one man less for the expulsion of Slovenian Jan Gorenc Stankovic in 87.

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The bad news for the Spanish team was the injury in the first half of Martín Zubimendi, replaced shortly after the quarter hour of the game. (AFP)

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