A solitary header from Budimir in the 49th minute gave Osasuna the victory at the Reale Arena against a powerless Real Sociedad that was not able to penetrate the Reds’ strong defense.
Real started the match better, with one or two marches more intensity than the Navarrese team and with arrivals with some danger to the area defended by the red defense, although the team led by Imanol Alguacil was unable to achieve it.
The first real dangerous chance came in the 10th minute of the match, with a shot by Arsen Zakharyan after a magnificent dribble over Unai García that went over the goal guarded by Sergio Herrera.
The second approach also had blue and white, and André Silva headed wide after a great cross from the loanee Javi Galán from the left wing.
After the midway point of the first half, Osasuna wanted to respond to Real’s attacks with a great and tight shot by Rubén Peña from the edge of the area that Álex Remiro creditably saved with a corner clearance.
Something that made the rojillos rise, and that is that Aimar Oroz was on the verge of taking a penalty for his team at the hands of Beñat Turrientes, although the hawkish vision of Isidro Díaz de Mera Escuderos correctly called a foul right on the edge of the area . The launch was repelled by the barrier.
La Real wanted to get back on track, first with a good counterattack by Take Kubo that found no finisher and then a possible penalty on André Silva that the referee did not signal, even with a subsequent VAR review.
Once again Kubo’s left boot had the option of putting the local team ahead, this time with a strong shot to the short post that Herrera stopped with a saving hand.
Drawn at half-time after a first 45 minutes in which everything happened, except the most important thing: the goals. Something that the red team quickly remedied and that is that, as the match resumed, an exquisite cross from Jon Moncayola’s corner reached Ante Budimir who headed into the back of the net (0-1. minute 49).
The royalist club did not collapse and reacted with two arrivals near the Osasunista area by an attack led by Kubo, mainly, although the chances were not dangerous enough to pierce Herrera’s goal.
The clearest of the match for the realists came in the 68th minute. Once again with Kubo, after a great cross from Javi Galán that the Japanese did not finish well at goal.
Kubo again, this time he took a corner that narrowly missed the red goal, after a header from Martín Zubimendi. La Real took complete control of the match, although their aim was not completely in tune.
With the score in their favor, Osasuna became a rough team, which constantly wanted to scratch minutes and seconds off the clock. La Real, increasingly desperate, practically found no way to penetrate the red wall.
With the final whistle, Osasuna broke a curse of almost 19 years, as they had not won at Real’s home since November 2005. With this defeat, the locals fell to seventh place in the table with 37 points awaiting the What happens in Las Palmas – Valencia. Meanwhile, Osasuna climbs to eleventh place with 29 points.