Sevilla FC are still waiting for their much-needed first league win at home. On this occasion, Real Sociedad took the game to Sevilla practically right after kick-off, with two sendings-off allowing them to dominate territorially and taking a 0-2 lead that the team could do little about.
Despite all this, the Sevilla side tried hard to cancel out goals from Sørloth and Bráis Méndez, with Rafa Mir pulling one back before the break. But the red cards for Rakitic and Nianzou took their toll, both physically and on the pitch, and the Real Sociedad side ended up taking all three points simply by keeping Sampaoli's side at arm's length.
There were 45 minutes of pure madness in the first half and unfortunately, very little happened in Sevilla’s favour, who eventually went in at half-time trailing after all that had happened. The first chance fell to Sevilla, although Gudelj was a little too close to Rakitic's delivery. Before that, Carlos Fernández had to come off injured in the 10th minute.
From that point on, Real Sociedad had everything to play for. First with a goal from Sørloth, who beat Bono after a pass from Mikel Merino. Sevilla's reaction came in the form of Isco, who almost from the penalty spot saw a good shot saved by Remiro with the outside of his right foot, sending the ball for a corner. Jesús Navas also had a shot from distance, but it failed to surprise Remiro.