Real Sociedad seeks to seal the pass to the round of 32.
The txuri-urdin team will host Rijeka at the Reale Arena. A victory for Real together with a defeat for AZ Alkmaar would mathematically classify the San Sebastian team.
Real Sociedad can seal their place in the Europa League round of 32 if they beat Rijeka this Thursday and AZ Alkmaar lose against Napoli, in a match in which they host the Croats at the Reale Arena. The blue and white coach, Imanol Alguacil, has Andoni Gorosabel, who has not played since November 1, thus strengthening a winger who had become lame and forcing Aritz to line up on the wing against Villarreal. Aritz Elustondo, however, causes a loss, due to two rib fractures. Alexander Isak, who rested on Sunday, is another player who can return to the starting eleven, like Portu, the forward who took advantage of the Alguacil rotations to arrive fresh to this match, one of those designated for the Real because he has the Key to a good economic injection if it exceeds this league. Rijeka arrives at the Europa League match against Real Sociedad weighed down by three casualties by players infected with COVID-19, but maintaining optimism and willing to bring three points from the Reale Arena, despite the fact that they no longer have options to go to the next phase. Probable lineups: Royal Society: Remiro; Gorosabel, Zubeldia, Le Normand, Monreal; Zubimendi, Merino, Silva; Portu, Oyarzabal and Isak. Rijeka: Nevistic; Tomecak, Galovic, Velkovski, Halilovic; Anastasio, Pavicic, Loncar, Muric; Stefulj, Andrijasevic