Real Sociedad draw 2-2 with PSV in their opening Europa League fixture of the season | OneFootball

Real Sociedad draw 2-2 with PSV in their opening Europa League fixture of the season

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Real Sociedad got their 2021/22 Europa League campaign underway this evening when they drew 2-2 with PSV in the Netherlands. The Basque side performed well in the competition last season only to take a hiding off Manchester United, so will be hoping to go deeper this campaign and maybe even emulate Villarreal and Sevilla, who won the previous two editions.

La Real sat fourth in La Liga heading into the game, having taken nine points from their first four matches. They’re a point behind Atletico Madrid, Valencia and Real Madrid. PSV were top of the Eredivisie; two points clear of second-placed Ajax with a maximum 12 points from their opening four games.

It was the hosts that took the lead through playmaker Mario Gotze in the 31st minute, seizing on a loose ball after a teammate’s shot had been parried. La Real hit back immediately, Adnan Januzaj converting after a smart centre from the right side, before taking control of the lead through Alexander Isak, who pounced in the six-yard box. PSV then got themselves level again, Gotze assisting Cody Gapko in the 54th minute, to draw.

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