Real Sociedad: Rulli; Zaldúa, Diego Reyes, Íñigo Martínez, De la Bella; Bergara (Rubén Pardo, 84’), Illarramendi; Carlos Vela, Canales (Bruma, 73’), Zurutuza (Jonathas, 84’); and Agirretxe.
Atlético de Madrid: Oblak; Juanfran, Giménez, Godín, Filipe Luis; Correa (Carrasco, 62’), Gabi, Tiago, Koke; Jackson Martínez (Fernando Torres, 65’) and Griezmann (Saúl, 86’).
Referee: Iglesias Villanueva (Committee of Galicia). Red for double yellow to Diego Reyes (87’ and 88’). Direct red to Jonathas (91’). Booked the locals Bergara (26’), De la Bella (34’), Rubén Pardo (91’) and Rulli (91’); and the visiting Giménez (6’), Correa (16’), Godín (24’), Filipe Luis (50’) and Gabi (90’).
0-1. 9’. Griezmann receives a ball from Gabi, speeds away from several rivals and shoots high as Rulli comes out.
0-2. 91’. Carrasco receives from Torres, dribbles Rulli and scores into an empty net.
Atlético de Madrid took the field at Anoeta with very clear ideas. The objective was to obtain an important win and it could soon be seen that the match was clearly red and white. Griezmann put our team ahead with a fast play after a pass from Gabi.
The first half was clearly controlled by Atlético. Oblak was another spectator of a fixture that shown how Real Sociedad could not get through our team. The team was perfect in defence, very supportive in helping teammates and the first act ended with the feeling that it was an easy game for Simeone’s squad. In the second half, Real Sociedad had more possession but was not able to create clear scoring opportunities against a solid Atlético de Madrid.
In the end, Carrasco scored his first goal with the red and white shirt in a counterattack play after a through ball from Fernando Torres. The Belgian demonstrated quality and speed in finishing and scored the final 0-2.