SILVA RULED OUT FOR ONE MONTH

Real Sociedad playmaker David Silva won't play again this season after the Spaniard was ruled out for one month as a result of the injury picked up against Athletic Bilbao in the 2020 Spanish Copa Del Rey final penultimate weekend. David Silva was part of the team that beat Bilbao 1-0 in that final to end the long wait for a major trophy.

Real Sociedadhad not won any major trophy for over three decades since they triumphed in the same competition at the end of the 1986/87 season.
David Silva had to go off in the closing stages of that final game because of adductor injury. He has since been ruled out of action for one month as a result of the injury. The injury forced him to miss the 2-2 draw with Valencia in what was a Spanish La Liga game.

SILVA HOPING TO RETURN FOR BILBAO

Real Sociedad are hoping that playmaker David Silva would be fit for the game with Basque rivals Atheltic Bilbao in the league next week Wednesday. Real Sociedad play hosts to Bilbao in their first game after the international break and it is still not certain if David Silva will be involved in the squad for the game.

REAL SOCIEDAD: UNBEATEN RUN ENDS

Real Sociedad suffered a big dent to their Champions League aspirations after they were beaten 1-0 at Granada over the weekend. German Sanchez was the hero for the hosts as he scored the only goal of the game to hand Granada victory and also end the unbeaten run of opponents Real Sociedad. Basque club Real Sociedad had gone seven games without defeat in the Spanish La Ligasince the 3-2 away defeat at the hands of fellow Champions League chasers Sevilla. Sevilla and Real Sociedad occupy fourth and fifth positions on the La Liga standings and only the top four teams will represent Spain in the UEFA Champions League (UCL) next season. Atletico Madrid, Barcelona and Real Madrid are the top three teams in the division.

SILVA PROVIDES TWO ASSISTS IN WIN

Former Premier League player David Silva was part to his best in the colours of Real Sociedad at the weekend after he provided two assists to propel his team to a big win over Alaves. David Silva and Real Sociedad were back in form after the disappointing defeat to Manchester United in the Europa League last week. Real Sociedad were expected to provide the Red Devils with a stern test but they were far away from that level as Manchester United easily swept them away. Manchester United ran out 4-0 winners away from home in what was the first leg of their last 32 tie in the Europa League to render the second leg almost inconsequential. Bruno Fernandes was the star of the show as he scored twice for the Premier League club in addition to goals from Marcus Rashford and Daniel James. Manchester United fans would have enjoyed that victory at the expense of David Silva due to his Manchester City roots.

CITY FIND REPLACEMENT FOR DAVID SILVA

Premier League title favourites Manchester City bid farewell to David Silva last summer after a decade at the club. David Silva had to leave Manchester City at the end of his contract and went on to sign for Real Sociedad in the Spanish top flight.

A lot of Premier League followers wondered if the departure of David Silva would leave a big gap in the Manchester City team. In addition to his quality as a playmaker, David Silva was also the Manchester City skipper. When he left the club last summer, Manchester City turned to his assistant, Brazilian international Fernandinho. The Brazilian has taken over from David Silva as a Manchester City captain.

HOW GUNDOGAN HAS FILLED SILVA VOID

Manchester City midfielder IlkayGundogan is the unlikely player leading the Premier League title charge for the Citizens in their quest to make it three league titles in four seasons under Pep Guardiola who's regarded by many as the best manager in the round leather game.


IlkayGundogan has been able to fill the void left by David Silva at Manchester City.David Silva spent a decade at Manchester City following his transfer from Spanish La Liga side Valencia and he was a key player at the Etihad Stadium until his exit last summer. David Silva left Manchester City at the end of his contract at the club and he went on to sign for Spanish team Real Sociedad on a free transfer.

DAVID SILVA SHOWING GLIMPSES OF WHAT GUARDIOLA IS MISSING AT SOCIEDAD

Form is temporary, class is permanent, so they say. This is the same for David Silva, who left English club Manchester City to join Spanish La Liga side Real Sociedad and has since been outstanding in Spain, with a couple of mind-blowing performances for the Basque club. This comes at a period when his former club are lacking enough creativity in their team which they need to score as many goals as they have been feared for scoring in the past.


The lack of creativity in the City team will have surely forced some of the club's fans to take a sneak peek into just how Silva is faring in Spain, and they will be left biting their nails given how much they will have been missing his magical touch he was best known for during his time in the Premier League.

SILVA TO MISS BASQUE DERBY

Real Sociedad playmaker David Silva has been ruled out of the Basque Derby clash with Athletic Bilbao billed for the San Mames on Thursday. Real Sociedad would be the guests of Athletic Bilbao in a week 16 match in the Spanish La Liga and David Silva won't be part of their squad as he continues to battle with muscle problems. Spanish newspaper Marca revealed that David Silva won't be back in action for Real Sociedad until after ten days thus ruling him out of the Basque Derby as pointed out earlier.

Apart from the Athletic Bilbao game, David Silva could also sit out the league games against Osasuna and Sevilla asReal Sociedadtry to maintain their spot in the top four places of the Spanish La Liga. Real Sociedadare the third best team in the league this season and that's more than enough to take the team back into the Champions League since the top four slots will guarantee a place in Europe's premier club competition.

SILVA DOUBTFUL FOR NAPOLI CLASH

Real Sociedad midfielder David Silva is a doubt for the Europa League meeting with Italian team Napoli on Thursday night after he picked up an injury shortly before the league game at the weekend. Real Sociedad would be guests of Napoli at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium in Naples tomorrow and they could be without David Silva for the game.

David Silva was at Premier League team David Silva for over a decade before he left the club earlier this summer when his contract expired. He signed for Basque club Real Sociedad on a free transfer shortly after his Manchester City exit. He has scored one goal plus two assists in nine matches in the Spanish La Liga. David Silva was on course to make his tenth league appearance of the season at the home of Alaves on Sunday evening. He was named in the starting XI for the game but the Ex-Spanish international was unable to play due to a thigh discomfort.

SILVA'S MAGIC IS TRANSFORMING REAL SOCIEDAD

The veteran midfielder is influencing games now and has turned Real Sociedad into La Liga contenders. The Spanish needed a chance to settle at his new club, but he could be the main person in the Spanish football fairytale.


Real Sociedad is a title candidate this current campaign, and a significant reason for that is the coming of the player who is now a Manchester City legend. The Spanish impact on his new side has been gradual. He was affected by coronavirus after testing positive when he newly arrived at San Sebastian. Also, his team-mates needed time to get acquainted with playing with him. He collected last season Martin Odegaard's shirt number 21, but his movements were distinct, and the squad had to adjust.

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