San Sebastian caught the better start in an overall open game. Sörloth and Isak failed early on Villarreal keeper Rulli (3rd, 5th). In the further course, a lively exchange of blows developed, which only ran a little in the last quarter of an hour before the break. In the middle of this rather uneventful phase, Coquelin managed the lead with a remarkable side puller (43.).
Zubimendi and the Var decide
After the break, Samu Chukwueze first missed the 2-0 for the yellow submarine (54th) – and that should take revenge bitterly. Because Isak pressed the ball shortly afterwards after a flat cross to equalize over the line.
But that’s not all: after an attack on the right, Foyth wanted to clarify against Sörloth, but produced an involuntary template for Zubimendi, which marked the 2-1 winning goal for Real Sociedad (73.). Shortly before, the impartial team had revised a penalty decision in favor of Villarreal-probably rightly -after minutes long and video check.
Villarreal in the remote duel with Bilbao
While San Sebastian can already celebrate the Europa League entry 2022/23, Champions League semi-finalist and Europa League winner 2021 Villarreal now has to worry about participating in the Conference League, especially since the team of coach Unai Emery am Final 38th matchday at FC Barcelona (Sunday, 6.30 p.m.). The direct competitor Athletic Bilbao (one point back) plays at FC Sevilla at the same time.