In the Top 6 of La Liga for the last three editions, Real Sociedad should still play the leading roles this season. Winner of Mallorca on Wednesday (1-0), the Basque club took advantage of the draws of Atlético (1-1 against Rayo Vallecano) and Betis (0-0 in Cadiz) to overtake them and climb on the podium thanks to his five wins in a row.
This Wednesday evening, it was Merino who scored the only goal for Real, following a corner from Brais Mendez. Bought in Reims this summer, Predrag Rajkovic was excellent in goal for the visitors, especially in the first period against Kubo and Mendez. Clément Grenier came off the bench in the second half for Mallorca.
Claudio Bravo allows Betis to take a point in Cadiz
A few hours earlier, Betis had missed the opportunity to put a lot of pressure on Real Sociedad by conceding a draw in Cadiz, during a rather interesting Andalusian derby (25 shots taken). Sevilla goalkeeper Claudio Bravo was very solid. Fifth, the Verdiblancos have taken only five points in the last four matches. And they will have to do without Sergio Canales on the next day, at least: off the bench, the attacking midfielder was sent off in added time for having spoken to the referee.