Elche 0-2 Real Sociedad: The White and Blues land three points thanks to Mendez strike

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Elche were defeated at home by Real Sociedad at Estadio Martínez Valero on Saturday. Elche arrived with the intention of increasing their league score after a 1-1 draw against Almería. Real lost 4-1 in the last match they played against Barcelona. Following today’s result, Elche are in 18th place in the table and have 1 point while Real sit in 5th with 6 points after 3 matches.

Real started strong and were rewarded for their efforts, when Brais Mendez gave The White and Blues the lead, 20 minutes in to see out the first half 1-0. The second part ended with little further action at either end and goalless.

Substitutions for Elche included Helibelton Palacios, Raúl Guti, Pere Milla, Lucas Boye and Domingos Quina for Pol Lirola, Gerard Gumbau, Roger Marti, Ezequiel Ponce and Omar Mascarell, repectively. Real brought on Jon Karrikaburu, Aritz Elustondo, Illarramendi, Ander Barrenetxea and Jon Pacheco, to replace Mohamed-Ali Cho, Igor Zubeldia, David Silva, Take and Andoni Gorosabel.

There were bookings for Gerard Gumbau, Tete Morente and Johan Mojica from Elche. For Real, Mikel Merino, Igor Zubeldia and Jon Karrikaburu saw yellow.

Elche will next travel to Villarreal, while Real will face Atletico Madrid at home.

Technical card:
Elche:Edgar Badía, Pol Lirola (Helibelton Palacios, min.46), Pedro Bigas, Enzo Roco, Johan Mojica, Alex Collado, Gerard Gumbau (Raúl Guti, min.46), Omar Mascarell (Domingos Quina, min.78), Tete Morente, Ezequiel Ponce (Lucas Boye, min.61) and Roger Marti (Pere Milla, min.61)
Real Sociedad:Alex Remiro, Andoni Gorosabel (Jon Pacheco, min.88), Igor Zubeldia (Aritz Elustondo, min.61), Robin Le Normand, Aihen Munoz, David Silva (Illarramendi, min.78), Mikel Merino, Brais Mendez, Martin Zubimendi, Take (Ander Barrenetxea, min.78) and Mohamed-Ali Cho (Jon Karrikaburu, min.61)
Stadium:Estadio Martínez Valero
Goals:Brais Mendez (0-1, min. 20)