Real Sociedad recorded an important Europa League victory against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Thursday night.
With only a few chances created in the first half, Imanol Alguacil’s side came out after the break and scored the only goal of the game in the 59th minute.
New signing Brais Méndez stepped up to convert his spot kick after Lisandro Martínez was adjudged to have handled David Silva’s shot inside the area.
The former Celta man’s left-footed strike had enough on it to beat fellow Spaniard David de Gea, who guessed the right way, and give the Basques all three points against an in-form United.
It was the fifth meeting between the sides in the last decade, with La Real scoring their first goal against United and getting their third consecutive European adventure off to an impressive start.
In the group’s other game tonight, FC Sheriff beat Omonia Nicosia 3-0.