Real Sociedad gave the bell this Thursday at Old Trafford, where they fulfilled the dream of beating one of the greats of Europe, Manchester United, with a goal by Brais Méndez from a penalty in the 59th minute.
Football in England was in the background on the day of the death of Queen Elizabeth II and the English game seemed to be infected by that duel to shine by its absence.
Cristiano Ronaldo, who returned to the starting eleven at the start of the season with a lot of turmoil about his future, was like his little recognizable team.
The local coach, Erik Ten Hag, was not at all satisfied with his team and sent several of his players to warm up before the end of the first half.
United intensified their dominance in the second half, Real went back and had to suffer with a shot from outside the area by Ronaldo that grazed the crossbar and brought the Portuguese a little closer to a crowd that is still examining him for his wishes leaving the club this summer.
The English team could not trust much either because the people from San Sebastian also had flashes of good football, in one of which came the great occasion generated by an action by Kubo that Sorloth did not convert into a goal by centimeters in his header culmination.
In the final minutes, a local team put Remiro to the test in two shots from Ronaldo and Casemiro, but La Real was very firm, did not break down and had a calmer end of the game than expected.