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Real Sociedad – opponent guide


Real Sociedad de Futbol
 
Country: Spain

From: San Sebastian, in the Basque region and right near the French border. The city has almost 200,000 residents.
 
Positioned: In the far north of Spain, 61 miles east of Bilbao, 291 miles north of Madrid and 326 miles north west of Barcelona.

Description: A tourist haven and a cultural hub as well as a destination for Christian pilgrims. A great place to visit and one where the locals are ultra passionate about football.
 
Random fact: San Sebastian will be a European Capital of Culture in 2016.
 
The club: Real Sociedad finished fourth in the 2012-13 La Liga and earned a place in the UEFA Champions League play-off round.

At that stage, they turned some heads with their win over Lyon.
 
Chances of playing United: One in eight

Stadium: The Anoeta Stadium holds 32,076 people and is at the south of the city centre, not too far from the southern bend of river. It’s got its own Metro stop and is quite easy to access.

Tickets: The away team would probably get about 3,000 tickets. Traditionally, S

Barcelona, Real Madrid, Valencia and Villareal have all been guilty of this and even Athletic Club did it in the UEFA Europa League.
panish teams charge English clubs a lot – in the region of e60 – even for group games.

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