Isak has returned to Donostia this summer as he did back in May: scoring goals. Start the year with the extra gunpowder from last season. He puts them even inadvertently, as in a very nice triangulation of Portu and Silva on the left side of the attack, which ended with his precious center. The ball hit Isak’s head unexpectedly. The Swede caught by Etxeita in a struggle in the area, scored a fluke, but you have to be on the spot. And have that magnet. After so many problems and absences this summer, Imanol presented a very recognizable eleven, with Illarra doing kilometers and Silva giving danger when he caught the ball. Then there is Portu, eternal nuisance. Apart from the Olympians, who must have vacations, and Remiro, who rested, a team with more or less 80 percent of people who can be in the league premiere.
La Real came back a bit early from Eibar in a Gipuzkoan derby that this time will not be seen in Primera. The 0-1 came due to a failure in defense, and it is not the first this preseason so it is worth taking note: a defective ball by Sagnan advancing, and a bad clearance by Ayesa that Rico could not control under conditions, fell very clear to Corpas and this one after the errors in chain, marked to pleasure. The rest was a game well used by the txuri-urdin players, with rhythm, possession, chances and arrivals in the area. Meanwhile, Garitano has enough to amalgamate the long list of signings he has made. As always, he tries to sponsor a granite game, with great pressure, the lines of the 4-2-3-1 very close together, but they still win the easy back on the defense and generate many chances.
A week after the start of the league, the realists are already approaching the point of optimal way that the curtain rises. The crash went to rest with tables. At the resumption, in a quick action by Portu, very incisive on the wings and playing between the lines, the winger gave Januzaj an assist to score the second goal. The Belgian is still one of the sensations of the preseason, crying out for renewal. His distant shots are one of the great weapons for Imanol. The referee annulled a goal to Etxeita for clear offside after a corner in which he was thrown near the goal line and slipped the ball. In the end, with a right hand to the squad, Zaldua established the final 3-1 after an unstoppable shoe. Quique has become an eternal substitute for Eibar. This must be his great year, because he is going to play in the Second Division, with less demand. He had a good chance, but he sent the ball out. At night the Real has to play against Osasuna.