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Game info Sevilla x Real Sociedad


After surviving the derby against Betis, Sevilla returns to the field this Wednesday, November 9, to face Real Sociedad. The match, which will take place at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán stadium in Seville, is part of the schedule for the fourteenth round of the Spanish Championship in its 2022/2023 season. It is the last round of LaLiga before the mandatory stop for the Qatar World Cup. The start is set for 18:00 UTC.


How does the Spanish Championship 2022/2023 work?


LaLiga has 20 clubs. They play 38 rounds (home and away games) for the season. In the end, the one with the most points wins the title. The Spanish Championship grants six places in international competitions. The top four finishers are entitled to a place in the Champions League group stage. The fifth place goes to the Europa League, also directly to the group stadium. Whoever gets sixth place will be able to play in the European Conference League but will have to go through the qualifiers. The last three places will be sent to the Second Division.



In a derby that appeared to be heading for disaster, Sevilla ended up being satisfied with a 1-1 draw against Betis on Sunday, November 6. Acting as a visitor, coach Jorge Sampaoli's team has already entered the field as an underdog in front of a rival, living a much better moment. His situation became even more complicated with Montiel's expulsion in the 38th minute.


What was wrong got worse five minutes later with Navas' own goal. He put Betis ahead on the scoreboard, as well as numerically. However, the scenario began to reverse in the 48th minute when Fekir committed a hard foul and was sent off, leaving both teams with ten athletes. In the final phase, the numerical situation was reversed. After four minutes, Valverde had the second athlete expelled. Iglesias went early for the shower. It was Sevilla's turn to take advantage of having one more player.


In the 36th minute, Gudelj, counting on a pass from Rekik, returned the equal condition to the scorer. By advancing to 11 points (two wins, five draws, and six defeats), Sevilla at least managed to leave the relegation zone, even if just barely. It took the seventeenth place. First place outside the Z3, although with the same score as Celta de Vigo (eighteenth place) and Cádiz (nineteenth), were in the sticking region because they were disadvantaged when the tiebreaker criteria were taken into account. As the home team, however, Sevilla's performance is inferior. He is LaLiga's second-worst home team. Of the 18 points he played as column one, he won three (three draws and three defeats). He scored three goals and conceded nine.


Real Sociedad

After two consecutive defeats in the Spanish League against Valladolid (1-0) and Betis (2-0), Real Sociedad scored again on Sunday, November 6. Not as I would like. Against Valencia, he was not able to win even with the possibility of playing at Reale Arena. However, he ended the streak of failures by staying in a 1-1 draw.


The result is considered acceptable under the circumstances. It took the lead thanks to Guillamon's goal in the tenth minute. However, Elustondo was sent off seven minutes later. At a numerical disadvantage, they conceded the equalizer in the 25th minute—work by Samuel Lino. The path to the turning point seemed wide open. Valencia, however, was not able to assert its superiority. In the second half, he scored just one shot.


Thus, Real Sociedad advanced to 23 points (seven wins, two draws, and four defeats). Enough to occupy the sixth position on the leaderboard. Last post in the region that distributes places in international competitions. He started the fourteenth round with a two-point advantage over Athletic Bilbao and Rayo Vallecano, his closest pursuers. As a visitor, it has superior performance. It is fourth place in the ranking of this aspect of LaLiga. Of the 18 points he played as column two, he won 12 (four wins and two defeats). He scored ten goals and conceded seven.

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