Atleti travel to San Sebastián for LaLiga Matchday 4, where our team is to face Real Sociedad at 6.30 pm CET on Saturday.
The lads are back in action following the international break, as a tough challenge at the Reale Arena awaits. In fact, it will be the first game that the San Sebastián stadium hosts following its renovation works and with its new name.
Simeone’s team sit first in the LaLiga standings having won all three matches, whereas Real Sociedad are currently 13th with four points. The home side, however, have so far played all their games away from home, registering a 1-1 draw at Valencia, a 1-0 win over Mallorca and a 2-0 defeat to Athletic Club. On the other hand, Atleti have beaten Getafe (1-0) and Eibar (3-2) at home and Leganés (1-0) away.
We have faced Real Sociedad 134 times in the league, recording 67 wins, 27 draws and 40 defeats. Moreover, since Simeone became our coach, our record against the Basque side stands at 11 wins, one draw and four defeats. In the last match between both teams, which was played in San Sebastián on March 3, we earned a 2-0 win thanks to a Morata brace.
The Spanish striker was also our first goalscorer this season, but our top scorer currently is Vitolo, who has so far struck twice. Ødegaard and Oyarzabal have netted Real Sociedad’s goals this season, and defending the Basque side’s goal will be our former keeper Miguel Ángel Moyá, who was at our club for three-and-a-half seasons and won the 2014 Spanish Super Cup and the 2018 Europa League.