The referee checks his watch and blows his whistle to signal the end of this match.
Sergio Garcia (Espanyol) gets a yellow card.
One of the players from Espanyol times his run too early and the referee blows his whistle for offside.
Esteban Granero (Espanyol) takes the corner with a short pass.
We will have 3 min. of added time.
Substitution. Oscar Melendo walks off the pitch and Javi Puado (Espanyol) comes on as a substitute.
Asier Illarramendi (Real Sociedad) gets a shot from distance but fails to generate enough power to beat the goalkeeper.
Borja Iglesias (Espanyol) blows a clear opportunity to score a goal. He was one-on-one with Geronimo Rulli inside the six-yard box and attempted to put the ball into the middle of the target, but was denied by a great save.
This yellow card was deserved. The tackle by Aritz Elustondo (Real Sociedad) was quite harsh and Santiago Jaime Latre didn't hesitate to show him a yellow card.
Joan Rubi has decided to substitute Lei Wu and he is replaced by Sergio Garcia (Espanyol).
Lei Wu (Espanyol) makes a driving run into the box but he cannot work any space for a shot.
Adnan Januzaj (Real Sociedad) looks to break free, but an opposing player clears the ball away.
Substitution. Juanmi (Real Sociedad) on for Ander Barrenetxea Muguruza.
Lei Wu (Espanyol) got the ball on the edge of the box and smashed a first-time shot, but his effort flew high over the crossbar.
The whistle is blown for an infringement and Lei Wu (Espanyol) receives a yellow card!
Lei Wu (Espanyol) is released by Gomez Victor, he surges into the box and smashes a great shot into the top corner after a one-on-one with the goalkeeper.
Imanol Alguacil has decided to introduce fresh legs, with Asier Illarramendi (Real Sociedad) replacing Diego Llorente.
Substitution. Adnan Januzaj (Real Sociedad) in, Ruben Pardo out.
The ball is cleared after Mikel Oyarzabal (Real Sociedad) attempted to dribble past an opposing player.
Gomez Victor (Espanyol) is booked after bringing down an opponent. Santiago Jaime Latre had an easy-decision to make.
GOAL 1:0! Roberto Rosales (Espanyol) unleashes a shot from distance, which is deflected past Geronimo Rulli. He had no chance of stopping it as the ball rapidly changed its direction.
This corner kick is taken with a short pass by Mikel Oyarzabal (Real Sociedad).
Diego Llorente (Real Sociedad) fails to find a teammate across the pitch with a long ball.
The referee stops play so that a substitution can be made and Gomez Victor (Espanyol) replaces Sergi Darder.
Geronimo Rulli can hear the fans clapping for his superb goalkeeping after he magnificently stops the close-range effort from Borja Iglesias (Espanyol). The ball would have probably ended up low inside the middle of the net.
Igor Zubeldia (Real Sociedad) moves forward and unleashes a thunderous shot from distance that flies well over the bar.
Mikel Oyarzabal (Real Sociedad) takes the corner but fails to find any of his teammates.
Ander Barrenetxea Muguruza (Real Sociedad) sends a cross into the box, but the opposition's defence clears the ball to safety. It will be a corner kick for Real Sociedad.
Diego Lopez leaps to intercept the corner kick from Mikel Oyarzabal (Real Sociedad).
A dangerous looking corner kick from Mikel Oyarzabal (Real Sociedad) is cleared to safety by the defence. Corner kick. Real Sociedad will have an opportunity.
What a wasted opportunity by Da Silva Willian Jose (Real Sociedad)! He creates some space for himself inside the penalty box and unleashes a decent strike towards the middle of the net, but Diego Lopez makes a comfortable save to thwart him.
The attendance for today's match is 26568.
The referee blows his whistle to signal the start of the second half.
The match has reached half-time.
The fourth official shows 3 min. of added time.
Lei Wu (Espanyol) fancies his chances and unleashes a powerful shot from the edge of the box, but the keeper just watches it go high over the bar.
Da Silva Willian Jose (Real Sociedad) decides to strike the ball towards goal, but his effort fails to threaten the goalkeeper after being well blocked by one of the defenders.
The goal by Espanyol is DISALLOWED on the advice of the video assistant referee due to an offside.
Espanyol score a goal, but referee Santiago Jaime Latre has now indicated he wants to check if the goal can stand using VAR!
Diego Llorente (Real Sociedad) is shown a yellow card for a late challenge.
Santiago Jaime Latre blows his whistle as Da Silva Willian Jose (Real Sociedad) used excessive force in the tackle during an attack.
Adria Giner Pedrosa (Espanyol) found some space to play in a lofted pass, but he looks disappointed as none of his teammates managed to connect with it.
Diego Llorente (Real Sociedad) finds himself some space to meet a beautiful cross from the free kick, and from near the penalty spot he attempts to score with a header. His effort lacks accuracy and floats high over the bar.
Ruben Pardo (Real Sociedad) is going to send the ball in from the free kick.
Mario Hermoso (Espanyol) brings his opponent down with a tackle and Santiago Jaime Latre blows his whistle for a foul. A free kick is awarded to Real Sociedad.
The resulting set piece, sent into the penalty area by Ruben Pardo (Real Sociedad), was easily dealt with by one of the defenders.
Mikel Oyarzabal (Real Sociedad) takes the corner kick but the ball only finds the head of an opponent.
Ander Barrenetxea Muguruza (Real Sociedad) finds himself in space on the edge of the box and smashes a glorious looking effort towards the right side of the goal, but Diego Lopez thwarts him with a great two-handed save. The referee points to the corner flag. It's a corner to Real Sociedad.
A shot from the edge of the box by Da Silva Willian Jose (Real Sociedad) is a waste and goes well wide of the right post.
Sergi Darder (Espanyol) seems to have picked up a minor injury, but it looks like he will be able to continue playing.
The resulting corner from Mikel Oyarzabal (Real Sociedad) comes to nothing.
Da Silva Willian Jose (Real Sociedad) attempts to send a low pass into the box from the edge of the penalty area, but the opposition's defence knocks the ball to safety. Real Sociedad have been awarded a corner kick.
Sergi Darder (Espanyol) is being forced to leave the pitch in order to receive medical treatment and his team will play with a man short for a few minutes.
The free kick is delivered by Mikel Oyarzabal (Real Sociedad) but it's not one of his best and is easily cleared.
Borja Iglesias (Espanyol) sends a quick through ball into space for his teammate who is lurking close to the offside line, but one of the defenders intercepts and clears the danger.
The corner from Esteban Granero (Espanyol) is intercepted by Geronimo Rulli.
Adria Giner Pedrosa (Espanyol) delivers a lovely cross into the penalty area. Nevertheless, an opposition defender is alert and averts the danger with a brilliant clearance. The ball is out of play. Espanyol win a corner kick.
Sergi Darder (Espanyol) is able to continue to play.
Aihen Munoz (Real Sociedad) sends a beautiful cross into the penalty area, but the opposition's defence manages to clear the ball to safety.
Sergi Darder (Espanyol) is asking for medical treatment, but he will have to leave the pitch in order to receive help from the physio.
Sergi Darder (Espanyol) goes on a solo run, but he fails to create a chance as an opposition player blocks him.
An attempted cross from Sergi Darder (Espanyol) is cleared.
Here we go, today's match is starting right now.
Real Sociedad will kick the game off.
Santiago Jaime Latre was nominated as the referee for this game.
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