Real Sociedad – Salzburg

Real Sociedad hosts Red Bull Salzburg in a match from the 1/16-finals of the Europa League. Let’s have a look at this game at the Estadio Anoeta in San Sebastian.

Real Sociedad reached the 1/16-finals after finishing second in Group L of the competition. The Basques were in the company of Zenit, Rosenborg and Vardar. They ended their participation in the group with 12 points and a record of 4 wins and 2 losses. They didn’t win the group, but they did enough to reach the knockout phase of the competition.

Now La Real are facing the Austrian Red Bull Salzburg.

Salzburg reached the 1/16-finals of the competition after winning Group I in the company of Olympique Marseille, Konyaspor and Vitoria Guimaraes. They won 12 points in this group and didn’t lose even one game. They finished their participation with 3 wins and 3 draws.

How these two teams are performing in their domestic leagues?

Real Sociedad are not as strong as they were last season. Right now Eusebio’s team is 14th in the La Liga standings with 26 points won and a record of 7 wins, 5 draws and 11 defeats. Last season La Real finished in the Top 6 of La Liga, but now the Basques are a shadow of themselves. In their last five matches they won just once and conceded four defeats, which is another proof for their problems this season.

Meanwhile Red Bull Salzburg are leaders in the Austrian Bundesliga with 49 points won so far. They have a record of 14 wins, 7 draws and 1 loss and 5 points advantage in front of the 2nd Sturm Graz. As it looks now, they are heading towards another title.

This is our examination of the Europa League game between Real Sociedad and Red Bull Salzburg.