The Silva and Aritz goalstogether with the expulsion of Kyabou, changed the script of a match in which Imanol’s men were having trouble overcoming a tough opponent who ran out of arguments after that initial quarter of an hour of the second half.
La Real entered the game like someone who just got up from a nap. His leaden rhythm in the circulation of the ball, his inaccuracies and his lack of resources in three quarters of the field facilitated the defensive work of a crouching Sheriff who, at the slightest, stampeded out asserting his speed to try to take advantage of the meters at hand. defense back.
In fact, the best chance for the txuri urdin came not from their positional play, but from a steal by Brais and a gallop by Sorloth, who broke Kyabou on the edge of the area to take an excessively focused shot that Kovl got rid of how could
The first Moldovan approach occurred after twelve minutes in a high shot from Badolo that caused the Remiro’s anger at his teammates for allowing an excessively comfortable hit.
Real’s dominance was evident because the Sheriff did not want the ball either and decided to wait in his field. Pacheco, but above all Aritz and Guevara slowed down the game excessively without being able to break lines. Sorloth did it by leaving Kyabou, who dropped him on the edge of the area. Silva took care of the foul, whose shot went close to the top corner.
The Sheriff’s response was immediate and two shots from Rasheed, after an individual action, and Badolo showed the Imanol team that victory was not going to be easy.
The last warning from Real came in a counterattack in which Kubo crossed from the right, Badolo failed in the clearance and Brais found himself with a ball at the penalty spot that he finished off as best he could, seeing how the ball went off next to the post. .
One last release from Pernambuco that forced Remiro to send the ball to a corner It was the epilogue to a very discreet first part.
The start of the second half did not seem to announce different intentions on the part of both teams, but in the 52nd minute Merino found Solorth inside the area and the Norwegian, with a heel, saw the arrival of Silva who, from the edge of the area, put the ball in the same squad to unclog the match and overtake Real Sociedad.
The goal had a liberating effect on the txuri urdin, who began to flow. It also helped that in the 60th minute Kyabou saw his second yellow card just before Aritz combed a precise free kick from Brais to make it 0-2 and sentence the match.
Imanol then decided to minimize risks and replaced Silva after receiving a hard tackle and Sola, who had a yellow card. Carlos Fernández entered, in need of minutes, and the youth squad Arambarri.
Brais, assistant in the second goal and who lives a sweet moment, reappeared in the 73rd minute in an individual action in which he blew up the Sheriff’s defense to serve a ball to Merino who, when he only had to push it to the network, it failed miserably.
The last minutes were left over because neither the Real wanted to risk nor the Sheriff had the capacity to do anything. The Donostiarras limited themselves to having the ball to secure three points that keep them in the lead and that practically ensure their qualification for the next phase.
0 – Sheriff Tiraspol: Koval; Zohouri, Kiki, Radeljic; Diop, Atiemwen (Mudasiru, d. 66), Badolo, Kayabou; Pernambuco (Outtara, d. 66), Vizeu (Kpozo, d. 76) and Rasheed.
2 – Royal Society: Remiro; Alone (Arambarri, d. 68), Aritz, Pacheco, Rico; Guevara, Merino (Illarramendi, m. 76), Brais (Turrientes, m. 76), Silva (Carlos Fernández, m. 68); Kubo and Sorloth.
Goals: 0-1, m. 52: Silva. 0-2, m. 61: Aritz.
Referee: Harald Lechner (Austria). He expelled Kyabou (m. 60) for a double yellow card. He admonished the locals Atiemwen (m. 30); and visitors alone (m. 28)
Incidents: match corresponding to the third day of the group stage of the Europa League played at the Stadionul Zimbru in Chisinau. A minute of silence was observed in memory of the victims of the Kanjuruhan stadium in Indonesia.