Results are the foundation of elite football. Nothing can be built without them. In his absence doubt flourishes and in indecision comes disaster. The loop is diabolical and requires character not to fall into it. Real has plenty of conviction to follow the path that it has set, a healthy route in times when there is no good news in LaLiga. But you need the gasoline of victory to strengthen creeds. In these walks, the team is delicate after a stretch in which the fiascos were combined with notable absences of important players. Since November he had not had three consecutive victories in the championship. He did it again after leaving Alaves behind with solvency and forcefulness, who does not stop looking into the abyss, just one point above the descent. For Real, getting used to winning again is a balm, and more after the tumble suffered during the week against Manchester United. At its best it is a team that dreams and makes one dream.
La Real flies again and does so on a plane called Alexander Isak, a 21-year-old jewel who polishes himself in a friendly environment to grow and who has taken a step forward after the departure of Willian José's team. Al Alavés scored three goals in an hour, two with the right and one with the left, all excellent and subtle definitions full of class. Isak has nine goals in the last six games. In all of them he scored, a feat that only two posh forwards have achieved at Real Sociedad, Aldridge, in 1990, and Kovacevic in 2002, the Serbian on horseback for two seasons.
R. SocietyRemiro, Igor Zubeldia, Monreal, Gorosabel, Robin Le Normand, Merino (Guridi, min. 65), Illarramendi (Ander Guevara, min. 56), David Silva (Merquelanz, min. 79), Oyarzabal (Januzaj, min. 79) , Isak (Jon Bautista, min. 64) and PortuAlavés Pacheco, Martín Aguirregabiria, Lejeune, Laguardia, Alberto Rodríguez, Manu García, Íñigo Córdoba (Facundo Pellistri, min. 56), Edgar Méndez (Burgui, min. 69), Pina (Pere Pons, min. 69), Deyverson (Lucas Pérez, min. 56) and Joselu (Guidetti, min. 79) Goals1-0 min. 40: Isak. 2-0 min. 48: Isak. 3-0 min. 61: Isak. 4-0 min. 72: Portu. Referee José Luis Munuera Montero Yellow cards Merino (min. 50), Manu García (min. 51), Illarramendi (min. 53), Pina (min. 60) and Jon Bautista (min. 84)
Isak interpreted the score, but the directors were there behind the. From right to left, but always mobile, Portu, Silva, Merino and Oyarzabal are a gift for a striker. With them the Real took on a patient demolition task because Alavés was ordered to carry out a strenuous defensive exercise. And he looked for his resources, the centers of Córdoba from the left, for example. For forty minutes Abelardo's team became uncomfortable, at times not at all porous. And he forced the rival to squeeze his talent. Real is left over, which was activated as David Silva entered the game. Veteran as he is, fresh from a series of small injuries, there are more than enough fingers to point out today in the Spanish championship footballers more exciting than the second magician of Arguineguín.
El Alavés fell when he was on the shore of the break. He did so after a period in which he ran after the ball, but kept his goalkeeper inactive. La Real had started stinging especially when they found Portu, but fell under pressure and the opponent's physique. He insisted and what looked like a stone wall turned into a sand castle. Merino took advantage of two meters of distance in the surveillance to polish his left-foot and present Isak with the first goal. That notch came four minutes into the break, the second four minutes after the return. Silva took the rabbit out of the hat and Isak stroked it to the net. PP Abelardo operated then, but it was too late. He had initially sacrificed Lucas Pérez for the benefit of Deyverson, who did not respond. When he amended his decision, and also sought one on one with the debutant Uruguayan Pellistri, there was no longer a case. La Real was sweet and Silva, as exquisite as in his best days. The third goal started from his boots, closed after Oyarzabal's connection with Isak. Then, without Isak on the field, he found Portu to round off the afternoon and send Alavés to the corner of thinking because the Vitoria team has lost six of its last eight league games and conceded nine goals in the last two days.