• Eibar will become the 60th team to play in La Liga when they take to the field for this game.
  • Eibar hold the record for most consecutive seasons in the second tier of Spanish football (18, 89-06).
  • Real Sociedad are unbeaten in four Basque derbies in the top-flight (W3 D1).
  • Despite that, los txuri-urdins have only won one of their last 13 La Liga derbies away from the Anoeta (3-1 in February 2013 in the old San Mames).
  • Two sides from Guipuzcoa have not competed in the same La Liga season since 1931/32, when Real Sociedad and Real Union faced off.
  • Of the 35 occasions that Real Sociedad have opened a La Liga season away from home, only twice have they managed a victory (D9 L24).
  • Three of the last four meetings between these two sides in the second division ended level, with Sociedad winning the other 1-0 in 2007/08.
  • If they overcome Krasnodar, Jagoba Arrasate will become the first Spanish manager to lead Real Sociedad into a major European competition since Marco Antonio Boronat in 1989/90.
  • Only a meeting with Valencia (7) did Jaime make more saves than he did against Real Sociedad (6) last season.
  • During his time at Real Sociedad, Carlos Vela has contributed to 70 La Liga goals (40 goals, 28 assists). Only Lionel Messi (163), Cristiano Ronaldo (142) and Karim Benzema (76) can top this.