Real Madrid achieved the victory against Real Sociedad in a very tough game at Santiago Bernabéu. Zinedine Zidane did some changes in the line up, highlighting Varane’s and Lucas Vázquez return to the starting 11. Now Los Blancos are more leader than before because Barcelona tied in their match against Betis and Sevilla lost at Cornella against Espanyol. The French manager also included Benzema in the line up after his poor performances in the last games.
Real Sociedad started really good the match having the ball possession and being the protagonists of the game. Willian José had the first chance in the 15th minute from a free kick, but Keylor Navas prevented the goal with a good save. Real Madrid didn’t have any important opportunity in the first half an hour and we were watching a very tactical game, where any mistake was going to be important. Suddenly, Mateo Kovacic opened the scoreboard in the 37th minute from an assist of Cristiano Ronaldo, and Los Blancos could go to the dressing room satisfied with the result because they were playing worse than Real Sociedad.
In the second half Los Blancos started with more intensity and Cristiano Ronaldo scored the second goal with a great finish from a fantastic pass of Kovacic. In the minute 60 Zinedine Zidane changed Benzema, who played another poor game and Morata entered on the pitch. With the pass of the minutes, Real Madrid were playing much better and Real Sociedad didn’t have the ball possession as in the first half. In the 77th minute Isco substituted Kovacic, who was the MVP of the match, scoring his first goal inf the regular season and giving a wonderful assist to Cristiano in the second one. In the last minutes Morata scored the third goal for Real Madrid from a cross of Lucas Vázquez.
Real Madrid didn’t play a good match but they finally achieved the three points against a good team as Real Sociedad. Now they must think in the next game that will be against Celta at Balaídos, where Los Blancos were knock out of La Copa del Rey.