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Primera División

  • 6 February 2011
  • • 23:30
  • • Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid
  • Referee: Rafael Ramírez Domínguez
  • • Attendance: 74000

Live Commentary

  • 90' + 4'
    And that's it, full time! Dominant performance from Real Madrid, but one could still pick holes in them. Those holes will need to be filled if they are to challenge for the title this season! Still, they take a 4-1 win tonight! Sociedad weren't great by any means, but they kept pushing and found a consolation goal after a shocking defensive lapse. Thankyou for following the game on!
  • 90' + 3'
    Madrid playing the ball around the defence now, running down the clock in the closing minute.
  • 90' + 1'
    Madrid looking dangerous again with another ball across the box, but nobody can get on the end of it! Only needed a tap, but it didn't get one!
  • 90' + 1'
    Three minutes of added time to be played here.
  • 90'
    Madrid have looked good in attack, but the one time Sociedad have looked really threatening, they conceded. Great performance nonetheless.
  • 89'
    Assist Ángel Di María
  • 89'
    Goal Emmanuel Adebayor
  • 89'
    GOAL! ADEBAYOR! 4-1! Great placed shot into the bottom corner of the net, from near the penalty spot!
  • 88'
    Adebayor again on the left wing now, holding off defenders well. Mixed performance from him is all I can say...
  • 86'
    Yellow Card Dani Estrada
  • 85'
    Adebayor charges into the box from the right wing, but his touch inside the box is too heavy and Bravo comes out to block. He flew to the floor fairly dramatically after a challenge came in from behind, but it didn't look as though there was contact. May have just realised Bravo had the ball and tried for a penalty.
  • 84'
    SubstitutionRaúl Tamudo Imanol Agirretxe
  • 83'
    Yellow Card Raúl Albiol
  • 83'
    SubstitutionMesut Özil Canales
  • 83'
    Ozil is replaced by Canales, recieving a standing ovation from the Bernabeu crowd. He's earnt it tonight, great performance.
  • 83'
    The freekick is whipped into the box and Real deal with it easily.
  • 82'
    Sociedad win a freekick on the right wing after a rash challenge from Albiol, for which he is booked.
  • 81'
    GOAL! NO! Disallowed! Ozil went on a brilliant snaking run inside the box, before passing to Adebayor who takes a shot. Keeper deflected it back towards Mesut who makes no mistake in planting it in the net, but the assistant adjudged Adebayor as offside. He looked on! Contentious stuff!
  • 78'
    GOAL! NO! Disallowed! Ozil went on a brilliant snaking run inside the box, before passing to Adebayor who takes a shot. Keeper deflected it back towards Mesut who makes no mistake in planting it in the net, but the assistant adjudged Adebayor as offside. He looked on! Contentious stuff!
  • 76'
    Real Madrid have really lost a lot in this second half, particularly Adebayor, and Kaka's substitution has proven - just as much as his performance already has - just how important he can be to this side. They haven't looked as sharp since he went off.
  • 74'
    Ronaldo goes close again! A nice ball across the box goes towards Adebayor, but he fails to gather yet again. Ronaldo picks it up on the other side of the box, only to have his close range shot blocked! Great block!
  • 72'
    Own Goal Arbeloa
  • 72'
    Talk of speaking too soon! GOAL SOCIEDAD! A great strike from Tamudo is blocked by Casillas, but it bounces back off of Arbeloa and into the net! The goal is credited to Tamudo as it was heading in the net!
  • 70'
    SubstitutionRicardo Carvalho Raúl Albiol
  • 70'
    This game has gone a little quiet as we approach the last twenty minutes. Sociedad causing very little threat.
  • 68'
    Ozil goes close from outside the box, putting his shot just over the bar after a great run!
  • 66'
    Sociedad attacking now, as Sarpong has a crack from about 20 yards, but his shot towards the near post goes wide.
  • 64'
    SubstitutionAntoine Griezmann Jeffrey Sarpong
  • 64'
    SubstitutionDiego Rivas Markel Bergara
  • 64'
    Adebayor looked good in the first half, but he has definitely lost a lot of that as the second half draws on. On several occasions in the second half he has looked sub-par.
  • 62'
    Ronaldo charging forward, taking a couple of light knocks from the defence in full sprint. Could have gone down but chose to keep going, and he ran into Claudio Bravo! Good run!
  • 62'
    Ronaldo again gets into the box, and as Bravo comes out off his line to gather the ball, Ronaldo knocks it away from him, turns and gets a cross towards goal. Adebayor was stood on the near post, but he cannot beat the defence in the air.
  • 61'
    Kaka can be proud of his performance tonight as he has now been replaced by Angel Di Maria. He's not been back in action for long, but he reminded Madrid why they wanted him so badly tonight.
  • 60'
    SubstitutionKaká Ángel Di María
  • 60'
    Ronaldo plays in a ball from just outside the box, again looking for Adebayor, who just doesn't have the legs to catch up with it.
  • 58'
    Adebayor fumbles a great opportunity after a nice one-two with Ronaldo. Adebayor tries to hit the return pass first time, but he misses the ball completely! That was a little embarassing for the Togolese forward.
  • 56'
    Xabi Prieto is taken down in midfield, trying to charge forward.
  • 55'
    Yellow Card Xabi Alonso
  • 55'
    Xabi Alonso picks up a booking for a harsh challenge. He looks utterly bamboozled by the decision, but it was a correct one.
  • 54'
    Kaka controlling the midfield in a Xavi-esque fashion, always looking for the ball and always knowing just where to send his pass.
  • 52'
    Ronaldo goes close to the hat-trick! He picks up yet another great pass from Kaka, and tries to cut a shot across goal from a tight angle, but it rolls wide of the post. He is currently tied with Messi on 24 La Liga goals, so another goal would return him to the top of the scoring charts.
  • 50'
    Marcelo charges forward, cutting in from the left wing but he is tackled well just as he gets towards the box. Good defending.
  • 48'
    Madrid looking in control here, playing much calmer than in the first half, probably looking to conserve some energy and avoid the fatigue that has caused them so many problems this season.
  • 46'
    The second half is underway! Will Madrid be as dominant as they were in the first?
  • 45' + 1'
    The referee blows for half time! 3-0 for Madrid, in an absolutely dominant display! It is perhaps too early to speak of such things, but they will be worrying Barcelona with this performance! Sociedad have tried valiantly, and deserve credit, but Los Blancos are simply on fire! Great half!
  • 45'
    Ronaldo takes the freekick and this one is far better than his previous effort, but goes just over.
  • 44'
    Real Madrid win another close range free-kick after Mesut is sandwiched between two defenders!
  • 43'
    GOAL! Ronaldo scores a great header on teh near post from a Ozil corner! Brilliant goal!
  • 42'
    Assist Mesut Özil
  • 42'
    Goal Cristiano Ronaldo
  • 42'
    Real go close! A wonderful ball played into the well documented 'corridor of uncertainty' and a few players stretch for it, but nobody reaches and it rolls out to the right flank. Sociedad get away with it!
  • 40'
    Casillas forced into a great save from a Griezmann shot! Tight angle and close range from Griezmann, but he can't get it past Spains number 1.
  • 39'
    Sociedad go close! A great ball from Rivas on the right wing comes so close to finding the path of Raul Tamudo's diving header!
  • 38'
    Real go close from another long range effort. One can't help but feel that they have enough space to get closer to goal!
  • 36'
    The new additions of Adebayor and Kaka, having just returned from a long injury lay-off, are doing well for Madrid tonight. Kaka reminding us why he cost €55m!
  • 35'
    Los Blancos again coming close, as Adebayor plays a chipped pass inside the box towards Kaka, who cannot control the ball well enough to finish.
  • 33'
    Ronaldo again goes close! The ball finds im in the box, and he forces Bravo into a great save!
  • 32'
    Ronaldo! A great pass from Kaka (again) finds Ronaldo just out of the six-yard box, and Ronaldo tries a cheeky backheel volley towards goal, but it goes wide. Some great skill from the Portuguese, but no reward.
  • 31'
    Lass lucky to avoid a free-kick after a rough challenge as Sociedad charged forward.
  • 30'
    Adebayor unleashes a long range volley from outside the box! It was a good effort, but it goes wide.
  • 29'
    Sociedad looking to attack down the left wing, but Arbeloa makes a great challenge to deny them a threatening position!
  • 28'
    Ronaldo takes the freekick. High, wide and not so handsome, uncharacteristic to say the very least.
  • 27'
    Yellow Card Diego Rivas
  • 27'
    Real Madrid win a free-kick about 25 yards out after a foul from Rivas on Ronaldo, and Rivas picks up a booking.. This is a good range for Ronaldo.
  • 25'
    Kaka swings in a cross from the left wing and wins a corner, as it is put out by the Sociedad defence. Ozil takes the corner and Bravo comes off his line to collect well.
  • 23'
    Madrid wasting no time trying to go two up, as Ronaldo puts another long range effort straight into the hands of Claudio Bravo! Final pass again played by Kaka, and he looks to be back to his best tonight.
  • 21'
    Assist Kaká
  • 21'
    Goal Cristiano Ronaldo
  • 21'
    GOAL RONALDO!!!! Great strike from about 20 yards out after a great passing move from Alonso and Ozil! Brilliant shot, straight into the top corner!
  • 19'
    Madrid passing the ball around midfield well, reminsicent of Barcelona's passing game right now.
  • 17'
    Adebayor attempts to break free through the middle of the park, charging down, but he is blocked. Great tackle to deny him space.
  • 15'
    The game has slowed down somewhat now. Both teams still playing well and looking to attack, just doing so with a little more patience.
  • 13'
    Sociedad piling on the pressure now, but Los Blancos' backline is solid.
  • 11'
    Ronaldo inside the box, but his touch is poor, and Sociedad are able to take the ball from him! Fantastic match so far, chance after chance after chance!
  • 10'
    Yellow Card Xabi Prieto
  • 9'
    Sociedad come close within seconds of conceding, with Raul Tamudo facing an almost open net, but his control is poor, and his shot is saved by Casillas! Amazing save!
  • 8'
    Goal Kaká
  • 8'
    GOAL! Kaka with a wonderful left footed shot inside the box, into the bottom corner of the net! Real take an early lead!
  • 6'
    Ronaldo again with a volley from just outside of the box after some great play between himself, Kaka and Ozil. He blasts his effort way over.
  • 5'
    Marcelo swings in a deep cross from the left wing for Madrid, but it goes over everybody's heads. Well aimed, but a little too high.
  • 3'
    Griezmann plays a nice cross into the box from deep, but it is poorly controlled from 18 yards, and Madrid clear.
  • 3'
    Now Sociedad attacking with some nice play around the box. Very bright start here, and we could be in for a thriller.
  • 2'
    Now Ronaldo has an effort from around 30 yards, striking low towards goal but it goes wide.
  • 1'
    Real Madrid rush forward quickly with Kaka putting a shot just wide within 20 seconds.
  • 1'
    And we're underway!
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