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Real Sociedad and Osasuna kick off matchday 13 with 0-0 draw

English.news.cn   2012-11-24 09:17:32            

MADRID, Nov. 23 (Xinhua) -- Matchday 13 of the Spanish BBVA Primera Liga kicked off with a 0-0 draw between Real Sociedad and Osasuna on Friday.

The latest adjustment to the Primera Liga fixture calendar saw the Friday night fixture extend the 'weekend' for Spanish matches to four days to try and allow maximum TV coverage.

However, if the Spanish football league were hoping to give the audiences a treat on Friday night, they were to be disappointed as two sides in need of points provided plenty in terms of commitment, but little in terms of goalmouth action.

Both sides went into the game on the back of good results: Real Sociedad had beaten Rayo Vallecano 4-0 in their last game, while Osasuna drew at home to Malaga to climb off the bottom of the table.

The visitors showed they may lack creativity, but are willing to dig deep with a solid defensive display in which Miguel Flano was outstanding.

Real Sociedad meanwhile showed more quality in attack but with Antoine Griezman having an off day, they lacked the precision to trouble Andres Fernandez in the Osasuna goal.

A good atmosphere in Anoeta, helped by a large travelling contingent ensured both sides gave everything, but also that their best efforts were in midfield.

The first half had pace, but the second half, especially was tedious for any neutral fans.

Carlos Vela had Real Sociedad's best chance 10 minutes after the break, and while Osasuna actually had more shots on goal through Armenteros, Nino and Lamah, neither of them could get the ball past a confident Claudio Bravo in the Real Sociedad goal.

Editor: znz
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