Real Madrid had an easy night’s work on Saturday as they comfortably saw off Real Sociedad, with the visitors not really posing much threat at all throughout the evening. It was the fast start that won it for Zinedine Zidane’s men, as they went into the break with an amazing 4-0 lead.
The tone was set extremely early on, in the very first minute of the match in fact, as Cristiano Ronaldo put in an inch perfect cross for Lucas Vazquez to head home. It was then Ronaldo himself that added the second goal of the evening, as he fired home from a Marcelo cross.
There were only 34 minutes on the clock when German midfielder Toni Kroos added Real Madrid’s 3rd goal of the evening and at this point it was becoming a walk in the park for Los Blancos. It got even better before half time too, as Ronaldo grabbed his second goal of the game to make it 4-0. Luka Modric put in a fantastic corner and Ronaldo rose to head it in.
Real Sociedad were a lot better after the break, though they couldn’t really be any worse. Real Madrid also noticeably took their foot off the gas with one eye on the huge Champions League clash with Paris Saint Germain coming up this week.
Jon Bautista pulled a goal back for Sociedad in the 74th minute, but Real made sure to get on the scoresheet again and of course it was Ronaldo grabbing his hat trick with a close range finish. Former Real Madrid man Asier Illarramendi had the final say on the night but it was simply a consolation goal for Real Sociedad, with the match ending in a 5-2 victory for Madrid.
Real’s home form is improving, with this following the 7-1 hammering of Deportivo La Coruna at the Santiago Bernabeu a few weeks ago.