It has been a difficult start to the season for Real Sociedad and the returning Asier Illarramendi has received some criticism given he was the club’s main summer signing. However there have been signs in recent weeks that the 25 year old is re-adjusting to life back at the Anoeta and he is going to 

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With the kick off of the new La Liga season looming, it is shaping up to be another intriguing year in the Spanish top-flight. Luis Enrique’s all-conquering Barcelona will be the team to beat after last season’s treble and they have strengthened, though find themselves hamstrung by the transfer ban that prohibits Arda Turan and 

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In La Liga on Saturday afternoon, Real Madrid battered Real Sociedad 5-1 to make it 17 goals scored in their last 4 games in all competitions. No surprises here; Cristiano Ronaldo hit a hat-trick to make it 52 goals in 2013 for the Portuguese while the difference in summer expenditure between the two clubs, £143 

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It is ten years since Real Sociedad missed out on La Liga by two points as the potent strike-force of Nihat Kavheci and Darko Kovacevic hit a combined tally of 43 goals to lead them to a runners-up spot. Xabi Alonso, the World Cup winner now with Real Madrid, won the Don Balon for 2003 

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