Real Sociedad can move joint-top of La Liga with Barcelona if they beat a winless Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday morning.

Depor boss Pepe Mel on La Real’s key trio: “Illarramendi, Zurutuza and Prieto, the three they have in the middle, are very important.

“When they’re not playing, they suffer.”

La Real boss Eusebio Sacristan on juggling La Liga with the Europa League: “The League is the tournament that demands consistency.

“It’s a very important competition, and we’ll have to show a great level of performance so that we compete as best we can.

“Still, I think the Europa League is exciting and that we have the resources to fight as best we can. I think we can do great things, but it’s down to us.”

Deportivo La Coruna (probable): Tyton; Luisinho, Sidnei, Schar, Juanfran; Mosquera, Guilherme; Emre, Fede, Bakkali; Andone

Injuries/suspensions: Carles Gil, Ruben (I)

Real Sociedad (probable): Rulli; Odriozola, D Llorente, Inigo, Kevin; Prieto, Illarramendi, Zurutuza; Juanmi, Willian Jose, Januzaj

Injuries/suspensions: Raul Navas, Oyarzabal, Guridi, Carlos Martinez (I)

Referee: Munuera Montero

Form guide: Depor (D L – – – -) La Real (W W – – -)

Previous meeting: La Real 1-0 Depor

Kick-off time: 11:00 BST/12:00 local time