Real Sociedad 3-3 Real Madrid: Anoeta’s thriller keeps Basques’ dream of Champions...

Real Sociedad 3-3 Real Madrid: Anoeta’s thriller keeps Basques’ dream of Champions League alive


Real Sociedad salvaged a very valuable point with a late Xabi Prieto’s goal that keeps the Basque’s options to qualify for the next Champions League alive.

With just their honour in play, Real Madrid showed a weak version of their game in San Sebastian. Real Sociedad, in their attempt to earn a spot in the Champions League, shot 27 times on target, but collided with an inspired Diego Lopez.

However, Gonzalo Higuain put Los Blancos up in the 6th minute thanks to a terrible mistake by Gonzalez, who gave the ball away allowing the Argentinian to face Bravo and send the ball to the net.

Jose Callejon scored the second for Los Merengues after the break, but Khedira’s handball inside the box allowed Xabi Prieto to slot a penalty and keep Basque hopes alive.

Antoine Griezmann appeared in the back post to pick a fantastic cross by Gonzalez and draw. However, Khedira made up from his previous mistake and put Los Blancos ahead after receiving a great pass from Mesut Ozil.

When Madridistas’ victory seem unavoidable, Xabi Prieto caught a rebound and scored in the 93rd minute to keep Real Sociedad just two points behind Valencia in the race for the 4th place that secures a spot in the Champions League.


  1. As a Manutd fan I can honestly say; we will huff and puff, apepar confused and disjointed, get 1 or 2 moments of almost magic moments, score 1 or 2 goals, and then sit back while Soceidad equalise and possibly even nick it.I’m all for Moyes being in charge, but the players don’t seem interested, and that’s because he has nothing to teach. They’ve all won EPL and CL trophies, so I’m not sure what it is he can teach them.