Real Madrid beat (1-3) Real Sociedad away in a very tough game controlled by Los Blancos from the start. Borja Mayoral was the main protagonist of the game, scoring one goal and helping with the second one in his first time in the line-up this season. Zidane’s side is back to the right direction after two consecutive draws in La Liga.
Real Madrid travelled to San Sebastian with many absences, including Cristiano Ronaldo, Marcelo, Benzema or Toni Kroos. Therefore, Zidane had to introduced many changes, with Theo Hernández and Borja Mayoral in the line-up and both were protagonists in the first minutes of the game. The left back was very dangerous, playing very offensively, like Marcelo usually does. He created the first chances for Los Blancos, but Asensio wasn’t lucky to score the first one.
The first net arrived very early though. In the 20th minute, Sergio Ramos went to the rival box, he fell, but Mayoral caught the ball and scored his first official goal, like a killer. It was a good start for Los Blancos in a very tough game away. Zidane side was playing well and Real Sociedad didn’t arrive with danger but the first time they saw Keylor Navas, Rodrígues could score thanks to a great mistake committed by the goalkeeper.
Real Madrid reacted very well. Casemiro could score with a header and in the 36th minute, Kevin Rodrigues scored again but this time in his own goal. Mayoral made a great play, provoking the goal. Just minutes before, Real Sociedad could take the lead but they hit the crossbar. It was a great first half for Real Madrid, who could have scored even more goals.
Real Sociedad improved in the second half, pressuring high and keeping the possession. Real Madrid didn’t suffer though and they were just waiting for the moment. And it arrived in the 61st minute in a counter-attack. Isco put the ball very long for the run of Gareth Bale. The Welshman, who wasn’t participating in the game, scored a great goal with his style. Hopefully, this goal gives him confidence to show the great player he is.
After the goal, Real Sociedad didn’t have any option to get a point tonight. Real Madrid were much better and didn’t suffer in the last minutes. Lucas and Ceballos had minutes, and the winger could even score one goal. Asensio was the one who scored, but the referee made a mistake and whistled offside. This was a very important victory to stay on the good track.