Real Madrid got their 11th defeat in La Liga, 17 in the whole season, at San Sebastián (3-1) against Real Sociedad in another terrible performance by Los Blancos. The end of the season has been cruel and Zinedine Zidane has not been able to get a victory away from Santiago Bernabéu since his return. Only two draws -Getafe and Leganés- in five games -Valencia, Real Sociedad and Rayo Vallecano defeated Los Blancos-.
The worst thing is that it’s quite normal seen Real Madrid losing this season. And Zinedine Zidane doesn’t look surprise anymore. He actually said in press conference that the team didn’t play that bad, compare to Vallecas. But the reality is that Real Madrid could have been thrashed against a team fighting to get into the Europa League. Real Sociedad missed a penalty and shot twice to the posts.
The bad feelings started when Jesús Vallejo was sent off at the end of the first half, but before it wasn’t much better. However, the game started well for Los Blancos. Brahim Díaz, in the best play of the match, scored the first goal in a great counter-attack in the 6th minute after a great dribbling. It was a drop in the desert. Soon enough Real Sociedad started to arrive to Courtois goal and the got the equalizer in the 26th minute thanks to Merino. One minute earlier the Basque team found also the net but they were in offside. Just before the half-time, Vallejo was sent off due to a handball but Courtois saved the penalty taken by William José. Probably we saw the last minutes of Vallejo with the Real Madrid t-shirt.
Things went worse in the second half. Asensio and Isco signed another terrible performance -how many this season?- whereas Real Sociedad continued arriving with danger to the goal. Marcelo’s mistake allowed Zubeldia to score his first goal with the Real Sociedad t-shirt after over 100 matches. In the 67th minute, the youngster Barrenetxea also scored his first goal with the first team sealing Real Sociedad victory.
Meanwhile, Los Blancos were unable to create any danger and ended the game in a terrible way. Weekend after weekend we are getting ashamed of the terrible performances. Without Zidane on the bench, Bernabéu stadium will be on flames. Summer is near and so new players and new hopes.