Real Sociedad will travel to Inter Milan in the Champions League, but Blaise Mendes will be unavailable but Mikel Oyarzabal will feature.
Real Sociedad are expected to finish first in Group D after drawing with Inter Milan in Milan on Tuesday. The two teams are tied on 11 points from five games, but the Spanish club takes the lead in the decider. The group champions will draw lots next Monday to determine their opponents who advance to the round of 16.
Mendes, one of the team’s best players this season, suffered a fractured right forearm in Saturday’s Spanish League game. He is expected to undergo surgery on Tuesday.
Oyarzabal, an important player of the Basque country club, was unable to participate in the match against Villarreal due to the new birth of his child. He will go to Milan.
Real Sociedad successfully advanced to the knockout stages of the Champions League for the second time in its history. They reached the last 16 when they first participated in the Champions League in 2003.