Real Sociedad: Rulli; Odriozola, Aritz Elustondo, Raúl Navas (Agirretxe 82’), Kévin Rodrigues; Xabi Prieto, Illarramendi, Zurutuza; Juanmi (Carlos Vela 66’), Willian José (Canales 74’), Oyarzabal. 4-3-3.
Villarreal: Andrés (Barbosa 46’); Rukavina, Alvaro, Rubén Semedo, Jaume Costa; Samu Castillejo, Trigueros (Sansone 80‘), Rodri, Pablo Fornals; Bakambu, Bacca (Enes Ünal 70‘). 4-4-2.
1-0. 25. Willian José. At second attempt after Prieto headed on Oyarzabal corner.
2-0. 34. Xabi Prieto. Steered low shot inside post after Raúl Navas played ball on.
3-0. 45. Juanmi. Controlled long Elustondo free kick and lifted shot over Andrés.
Yellow cards: Jaume Costa 03’, Aritz Elustondo 16’, Willian José 39’, Manu Trigueros 68’.
Real Sociedad are off to a flying start this year, a 3-0 win over Villarreal on Friday night giving them maximum points from their first two games. Xabi Prieto celebrated his 500th appearance for the club heading on an Oyarzabal corner for Willian José to net the first, and then scoring the second himself after latching on to a loose ball in the area. And Juanmi picked up a long Elustondo free kick to add a third on the stroke of half time in a play in which visiting keeper Andrés picked up what looked like a serious injury. With Asenjo still recovering from knee surgery, third choice keeper Barbosa came on to save from Vela and Oyarzabal, but it was a second defeat in a row for Escribá’s side, who find themselves down at the bottom of the table.