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Real Madrid 1-1 Real Sociedad: Post-match Analysis

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Real Madrid drew against Real Sociedad by 1-1 at Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano ahead of Derby at the weekend after winning four games in a row in La Liga

Portu scored the first goal for Real Sociedad early in the second half and then late into the game Vinicius Jr earned a single point for Zinedine Zidane’s side.

Real Madrid remain 2nd in head to head rule with Barcelona. Los Blancos are with 53 points in 25 games and 5 points behind leader Atletico Madrid with one game in hand. Real Sociedad are 5th with 42 points in 25 games. 

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Real Madrid 1-1 Real Sociedad team news:

Zidane’s Real Madrid is in trouble with their injury problems like Karim Benzema and Sergio Ramos who were the top two scores. Famous midfield three Toni Kroos, Casemiro and Luka Modric started in this game. 

Mariano Diaz got his chance to lead the line for Los Blancos and Isco started as well who hasn’t had many chances this season. 

After the bad result against Manchester United, Real Sociedad went with their best eleven. Alexander Isak started as the centre-forward, former Manchester City man David Silva was the attacking-midfielder and captain Mikel Oyarzabal started on the wing. 

Real Madrid 1-1 Real Sociedad post-match analysis:

It was an end to end entertaining encounter in the first half without a goal but Real Madrid had the better chances in the first half.

Luka Modric had an opportunity to score after a good pass from Isco but his shot was brilliantly blocked by young French defender Robin Le Normand.

The biggest chance of the first half fell to Zinedine Zidane’s side. Lucas Vasquez delivered a great cross and the initial head of Mariano Diaz’ brilliantly blocked by the right-back Andoni Gorosabel right of the line, it came off the crossbar and the follow-up shot came from Marco Asensio which was blocked off by Le Normand again.

From the same attack, the corner was delivered beautifully by Kroos and Raphael Varane’s head hit the bar again.

Los Blancos had another good moment after Kroos wriggled through La Real box but this time Igor Zubeldia blocked his shot.

In the second half Real Sociedad started very well and created big chances to score goals. They found the much-needed goal from a great Nacho Monreal cross and an outrageous header by Portu went back of the net.

Then Zidane changed his front three and brought Vinicius Jr, Rodrygo and Hugo Duro. That changed the attitude of Real Madrid and looked threatening.

Casemiro had few opportunities to find a goal but his head was off the mark which is unusual for him.

In the end, Los Blancos got the equaliser very late into the game. Vasquez delivered a good cross of the right and Vinicius finished it for Madrid.

Notable Performances:

Portu(RW) – (7/10)(Real Sociedad): He was anonymous in the first half but in the second half he came alive and scored a great goal.

Toni Kroos(CM) – (7.5/10)(Real Madrid): His performance was sublime in the middle of the park and the distribution was outstanding.

Robin Le Normand(CB) – (7/10)(Real Sociedad): He was instrumental at the back. He blocked shots on more than a few occasions.

Real Madrid will play next the Derby against Atlético de Madrid at Wanda Metropolitano in La Liga on Sunday and Real Sociedad’s next game is against Levante on Sunday as well in the league. 

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