The Real society offered a good image in his debut in the Europa League and took a fair victory in his visit to Rijeka (0-1) although he made himself wait too long since came in injury time with a goal from Jon Bautista, just entered the field of play.
Rijeka has not beat a Spanish rival in Europe since he did 35 years ago against Real Madrid of Juanito and Santillana, even if he lost that tie, and he will still have to wait at least until the return match in December in San Sebastián to try again.
The donostiarras they dominated the first half, without being able to neglect any of the cons of his rival, who had in a double shot from Kulenovic and Loncar his option to go ahead after meeting the best version of a solid Remiro.
Imanol Alguacil’s team He did not go to the dressing rooms with an advantage because the continental start seemed to weigh his forwards, who had occasions in the boots of Isak and Portu, although it would be a defender, the Frenchman Le Normand, who had the best opportunity in a header to the crossbar.
The Real wanted the victory, as their coach had warned the day before, they maintained the supremacy in the second half and continued to wear down the Croats with a game by bands that did not bear fruit. in another shot of Portu brushing the Nevistik post at the beginning of the second half.
Real was even more animated in the final stretch with the entry of Brazilian Willian José, Elustondo had another great opportunity in a set piece with the Donostiarras overturned on the Nevistic area,
Before ending the crash another shot hit the sticks, in this case from the international Oyarzabal to the post and the last attempts, with the entrance of Januzaj and Jon Baustista, would finally find the long-awaited prize.
Merino connected with Bautista when the match seemed finished and the youth squad defined with quality to give victory to Real, which did not reach two goals because the blue and white striker would miss a heads up with Nevistic moments later.