Sunday December 18, 2011 Day 17 Finished El Sardinero

Racing Santander 0 - 0 Real Sociedad

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  1. Racing Santander v Real Sociedad: LIVE

    Racing Santander v Real Sociedad: LIVE

    Follow LIVE text commentary of the La Liga match between Racing Santander and Real Sociedad at El Sardinero. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Racing Santander
    • Real Sociedad
    • 90+3' There goes the final whistle! A 0-0 draw despite the best efforts of both sides. Fine effort by Sociedad to hold out for over 30 minutes with 10 men. Booking for Bravo for time-wasting but that matters little. All over, no goals.
    • 89' At least three minutes of time to be added to this match.
    • 88' Kennedy goes for goal but is well wide of the target.
    • 87' Kennedy throws in a corner. Met by the head of Torrejon, but Bravo dives on the ball to make the save. Decent stop among a posse of bodies in the area.
    • 86' Tono again races from his line to save at the feet of Ifran. He has certainly made a difference since he arrived on the park.
    • 85' Cisma tries to push Racing on for the winner. Fine ball across the face of goal, but no takers on hand to finish.
    • 83' Ifran straight into the action. Thumps a shot at goal, but Tono is well positioned to make the stop. Fine save.
    • 82' Change then for Sociedad as Vela departs to be replaced by Diego Ifran.
    • 80' Kennedy chopped to the ground by Griezmann as we head for the last 10 minutes.
    • 78' A last-ditch tackle by Gonzalez to win the ball from Acosta. Had to time that tackle right and did. A few spaces in the visiting side's rearguard.
    • 76' Stuani thought he was in business there, but he makes the run too soon and is deemed to be offside. Sociedad survive.
    • 74' Racing continue to try to get the ball wide to Kennedy, but Sociedad are holding firm. Looks like we are heading for a 0-0 draw unless one of these teams can come up with a bit of magic.
    • 72' A change for the visitng side as Prieto is wheeled on to take over from Agirretxe.
    • 70' Arana needing a spot of treatment after took a ball full force between the legs. Sore one as Martinez cleared the ball. On we go.
    • 68' Adrian departs to be replaced by Acosta for the home side.
    • 67' Kennedy with a couple of corners flying into the box, but Sociedad stand firm. Going to be another change for Racing here.
    • 66' Griezmann thumps a volley inches wide at the other end. Game certainly not dead because Sociedad are a man down. Ten men having a go.
    • 64' Alvaro sees a cross from out wide come back out off the Sociedad bar. Would have been fortunate, but almost the opening goal.
    • 62' Griezmann showing some wonderful skills to twist and turn in the Racing box, but he fails to get the shot away as Tono does enough to make the stop. Could have been the opening goal.
    • 60' A change for the visiting side as McDonald Mariga replaces Mikel Aranburu.
    • 59' Kennedy right into the action. Chance to deliver a telling cross, but he suceeds only in lifting the ball miles over the bar.
    • 58' Kennedy replaces Munitis for the home side. He gets a fine reception from the home fans.
    • 57' Vela darts up the park to crack a shot at the home goal. Had plenty of power on that effort, but Tono watched it all the way to make the stop.
    • 55' Racing piling bodies into the area as they chase the opening goal against the 10 men. The balance of this match changed with that red card.
    • 53' A red card for Martinez! Can't say it wasn't coming as he is sent packing for a late tackle on Diop. Suddenly Sociedad down to 10 men.
    • 52' Tono showing his handling skills at the other end as he comes off his line to clasp a high ball.
    • 51' Bravo forced to race off his line to clear with Adrian threatening.
    • 49' No changes at the break for either side. You would have to imagine one goal might win this match. A real struggle for supremacy.
    • 47' Late tackle by Martinez on Adrian. Fortunate to avoid a second yellow and a red for that tackle.
    • 46' We are off and running in the second half.
    • 45+1' There goes the whistle for the break. It remains finely poised at 0-0.
    • 44' A minute to be added to the half.
    • 43' A bit of pushing and shoving between players. Obviously unhappy with something or other. Demidov and Stuani are booked after facing up to each other off the ball.
    • 42' Adrian throwing himself about in the Sociedad box, but he can only head over the bar. Decent cross by Arana.
    • 40' Cisma with an awful attempt at goal moments ago that flies miles over the bar. Poor stuff from the free-kick.
    • 39' A change coming for Racing as Colsa departs to be replaced by Tziolis for the home side. Colsa obviously carrying an injury.
    • 37' Aranburu tries his luck from the edge of the area, but ends up screwing the volley wide. Chance gone for Sociedad.
    • 36' Frantic goalkeeping Tono to scramble the ball away from Antoine Griezmann's shot. Nervy moments for Racing as the visiting side earn another corner.
    • 35' The home fans giving their side plenty of encouragement, but here come the visitors on the break...
    • 33' Imanol Aguirretxe has scored the most headed goals in LigaBBVA this season (four). The visitors would take one with his feet tonight.
    • 31' Certainly a tough, tough battle in the midfield area. First goal could be vital in this match. Little or nothing between these teams.
    • 29' Adrian almost in for the opening goal for Racing, but Bravo comes off his line to make an execellent stop. Stuani played provider there.
    • 28' Bernardo is the latest man into the book for taking out Agirretxe with a late challenge.
    • 27' Colsa ends up in the book for a cynical late tackle on Vela. He is unhappy about that decision, but the referer waves play on.
    • 25' Griezmannn continues to play on the back of his markers. Keen play by him, but Tono is out to collect the ball. We remain 0-0.
    • 23' A booking for Adrian after he raced into a late challenge on Martinez.
    • 21' Real making plenty of pretty pattern moments, but Racing have plenty of bodies behind the ball.
    • 20' Dangerous corner is swung into the box by Zurutuza, but no takers on hand to force the ball over the line. Sociedad have enjoyed the brighter moments in these opening 20 minutes or so.
    • 19' Diope certainly putting himself about in these opening moments as he brings down Zurutuza with a late challenge.
    • 17' A high ball into the middle from Cisma, but far too much air under that cross as Bravo comes to collect with some ease.
    • 16' Racing certainly getting a few warning signs with Antoine Griezmann causing the home defence no end of problems with his movement.
    • 14' Another glorious chance for Antoine Griezmann as he dashed in at the back post only to slam Agirretxe's cross wide of goal. Should have at least hit the target there.
    • 13' Aranburu fouls Munitits, but the home side can't benefit from an attacking position as Sociedad again break up the play.
    • 12' Once again Sociedad content to go backwards to retain possession before hoisting the long ball down the pitch.
    • 10' This match vital for both teams with Racing knowing that a win would carry them away from second to bottom of the table, and above the visitors.
    • 9' Racing are, along with Rayo, the only side in Liga who are yet to score in the 15 minutes before half-time.
    • 8' So unlucky for Griezmann as he clatters a post with a powerful shot from outside the area. Tono relieved to see that one bounce wide. He was beaten.
    • 7' Demidov brought down by Pape Diope as the visiting side try to impress themselves upon matters.
    • 6' Stuani with the header in the box from Adrian's cross, but the ball drifts just wide of the target. First real attack of the match of any menace.
    • 5' Martinez clears the ball from the danger area. Decent play by Munitis out wide. Racing very much on the front foot early on.
    • 4' Not exactly a full house in for this one as Sociedad knock the ball around at the back.
    • 3' The side from Santander are on a run of four league games at home alternating wins and defeats: they won last time (1-0 vs Villarreal).
    • 2' Stuani wins a free-kick out wide on the right after being caught late by Martinez.
    • 1' We are off and running in this match.
    • 18.40 Real Sociedad have scored in all but one of their last seven visits to El Sardinero in Primera (W4 D2 L1). The side from Santander are on a run of four league games at home alternating wins and defeats: they won last time (1-0 vs Villarreal).
    • 18.35 Racing are without defender Francis and midfielder Jario who are both injured. Youngster Javier Barrios is in the squad after making a goalscoring debut in the Copa del Rey against Rayo Vallecano in midweek. Five players return to the Sociedad squad after being left out of cup duty. Claudio Bravo, Carlos Martinez, Carlos Vela, Iñigo Martínez, and Zubikarai Agirretxe are the men that return. Gorka Elustondo is missing through injury.
    • 18.30 Good evening and welcome to LIVE coverage of Racing Santander v Real Sociedad in La Liga at El Sardinero.
  • Summary

    • 83' Ifran straight into the action. Thumps a shot at goal, but Tono is well positioned to make the stop. Fine save.
    • 64' Alvaro sees a cross from out wide come back out off the Sociedad bar. Would have been fortunate, but almost the opening goal.
    • 62' Griezmann showing some wonderful skills to twist and turn in the Racing box, but he fails to get the shot away as Tono does enough to make the stop. Could have been the opening goal.
    • 53' A red card for Martinez! Can't say it wasn't coming as he is sent packing for a late tackle on Diop. Suddenly Sociedad down to 10 men.
    • 29' Adrian almost in for the opening goal for Racing, but Bravo comes off his line to make an execellent stop. Stuani played provider there.
    • 14' Another glorious chance for Antoine Griezmann as he dashed in at the back post only to slam Agirretxe's cross wide of goal. Should have at least hit the target there.
    • 8' So unlucky for Griezmann as he clatters a post with a powerful shot from outside the area. Tono relieved to see that one bounce wide. He was beaten.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Racing Santander

    Manager: Juan José González

  • Real Sociedad

    Manager: Philippe Montanier

  • Line-up

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