First Division - Day 7

Real Sociedad 3 - Sevilla 3

Real Sociedad: Alberto; López Rekarte, Loren, Luiz Alberto, Aranzábal; Idiakez; Tayfun, Barkero (Pikabea 46'), De Paula (Uranga 70'), Gabilondo; Demetradze (Mikel Alonso 46'). 4-2-3-1.
Sevilla: Notario; Njegus, Prieto (Tomás 50'), Pablo Alfaro, David; Gallardo (Francisco 67'), Podestá, Casquero, Fredi (Reyes 46'); Moisés, Olivera. 4-4-2.

Team changes: Real: Loren, Demetradze for Kvarme, Aranburu / Sevilla: Olivera for Reyes.

1-0. 31. Gabilondo. Spectacular shot from edge of area in off bar.
2-0. 33. Demetradze. Took pass from Barkero and hit low shot past keeper.
2-1. 54. Moisés. Shot into roof of net after first effort blocked.
2-2. 66. Olivera (penalty). After forward himself ruled to have been fouled by Loren.
3-2. 79. Luiz Alberto. Headed home free kick taken by Gabilondo.
3-3. 92. Njegus. Finished off after Moisés half-hit shot bounced over keeper.

For the second game in a row Real Sociedad threw away points with the last kick of the game, and after losing midweek to Zaragoza they were held to a high scoring draw by a Sevilla side who didn't give up. It was an exciting match, with Bakero missing an open goal and Notario making the save of the day from Luiz Alberto at one end, and Casquero and Gallardo both hitting the post at the other with the game only twenty minutes old. Real went in to the lead with two goals in three minutes from Gabilondo and Demetradze, but then saw themselves down to ten men for the third match in a row as Idiakez got himself sent off for a second bookable offence.

Caparrós brought on a third forward at half time, and within ten minutes they had pulled one back, Olivera pulling the ball back for Moisés to score. Then Olivera added a second himself from the penalty spot after convincing referee González Vázquez that he had been fouled by Loren in the area. Luiz Alberto restored the lead for the San Sebastian side, but in the last minute Njegus found the ball at his feet near to goal after a mis-hit shot from Moisés bounced over the keeper, and it was all square. Real climb off bottom spot thanks to the defeat of Rayo, but with only two points from seven games this is one of their worst starts to the season ever. Sevilla rise to eighth, and it looks like this time they intend to stay up.