Real Sociedad suffered a 1-0 defeat on the road this Sunday afternoon, losing to Espanyol at the RCDE Stadium. Yangel Herrera scored the decisive goal in the 77th minute to put a dent in La Real’s nascent title bid.
FINAL! FINAAAAAL! Els tres punts es queden a casa!
— RCD Espanyol de Barcelona (@RCDEspanyol) November 28, 2021
In truth, it was always going to be unlikely that the Basque side were going to be able to keep pace with Real Madrid and build a genuine title challenge, especially when one considers their Europa League campaign.
But the nature of the defeat will hurt – La Real are now third in La Liga, level on points with Atletico Madrid and one behind Madrid. They’ll fall to fourth if Sevilla avoid defeat to Madrid later tonight.
— Real Sociedad Fútbol (@RealSociedad) November 28, 2021
As for Espanyol, victory leaves them ninth in the league table, level on points with Athletic Club and just three behind city rivals Barcelona. They’re enjoying a fine first season back in the top flight after securing promotion last campaign.