AZ Alkmaar battled but fell to a 1-0 loss away to Real Sociedad in the Europa League.

AZ went into the game with six points after wins against HNK Rijeka and Napoli. However, there was no real chance of making it three on the bounce as Real Sociedad completely dominated from the start.

The home side had great chances in the first-half, but Marco Bizot kept a clean sheet going into the break. Portu and David Silva were among those that couldn’t break the deadlock for Real Sociedad.

Bizot made two great saves early in the second half, but was eventually beaten by Portu in the 58th minute. Alexander Isak immediately had the chance to make it 2-0 but Bizot denied the striker.

Before the end, AZ did get one chance to equalise but substitute Zakaria Aboukhlal fired over the bar.

AZ narrowly loses but remain on six points and a good position in the group.

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