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Real Sociedad are currently struggling in the league. In the last 7 matchdays, the team managed to win only 1 victory over Espanyol (3: 2) with 4 draws. Due to the loss of form, the white-and-blue team lost the third position in the table to Atlético, losing 3 points to them.

Imanol Alguacil’s style of play is based on the counter attack. The number of interceptions of the ball (215) within a radius of 40 meters from the opponent’s goal makes his team one of the best quartet.

The successful implementation of this game concept allowed Real Sociedad to secure their goal well. In terms of the expected number of goals conceded (xga = 0.88), it is second only to Barcelona.

Roma is fighting for the Champions League. After 26 rounds, it takes 5th place in the table, and the loss to the second line is 3 points.

Recently, the “Romans” are losing more and more often to not the most powerful teams. In the last round, Serie A lost to Sassuolo (3: 4), and a little earlier to Cremonese (1: 2). The outsiders’ 6 missed goals in two matches make doubts about the stronghold of one of Europe’s best defences. On average, the yellow and reds allow 0.83 xg per game in their league, second only to Napoli in this respect.

Real Sociedad’s 2-goal defeat in the first leg will force them to be more aggressive against José Mourinho’s Roma, who specialize in transition phases. I hope for a successful game.