Martin Odegaard came back to haunt Real Madrid on Thursday as he helped Real Sociedad record a stunning Copa del Rey victory over his parent club.
The Norway international, on loan at the Basque club from Madrid, scored his first goal at Santiago Bernabeu when he tucked past Alphonse Areola just 22 minutes into the quarter-final tie.
Odegaard's opener sent Sociedad on the way to a shock 4-3 win in the Spanish capital, with Swedish striker Alexander Isak adding a double and Mikel Merino getting in on the action.
Madrid fought hard to find a way back into the game and manged to put a dent in the deficit through second-half goals from Marcelo and Rodrygo before Nacho headed in a third in injury time. Earlier in the half, Vinicius Juniorr had a goal of his own disallowed.
The game grow more intense when Sociedad defender Andoni Gorosabel was sent off with a second yellow card, but the visitors held on to book a place in the competition's final four.
While Odegaard decided not to celebrate his goal, the 21-year-old's important role in the demise of Zinedine Zidane's team generated much discussion on social media, as Madrid fans expressed their dismay and others mocked them.
Odegaard, please take it easy man. You got your goal.— Wolveride (@Wolveride) February 6, 2020
Now fake an injury and bounce off the pitch.. pic.twitter.com/20qtJ6DwSw
WHAT IN THE HELL??? MARTIN ØDEGAARD scores AND gives an incredible assist against his owners Real Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu. Thats one of the most insane through balls ive ever seen!— André Noruega (@AndreOstgaard) February 6, 2020
Martin Odegaard scoring his first goal at the Bernabeu... for Real Sociedad as they hammer Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey. Scenes— Luke Gardener (@LukeGardener82) February 6, 2020
Ødegaard out after 63 minutes. Got his first goal at Bernabeu today. Had an incredible out of this world assist (unfortunately offside)... despite that he is so good that you kind of expect even more.— Bombazopod (@bombazopod) February 6, 2020
Ofcourse it was going to be Ødegaard, just meant to be. Added to the world’s longest list of Real Madrid’s loanees or ex-players scoring at the Bernabeu. Sigh— Ryan. (@Rygista) February 6, 2020
@odegaard pls come back— Xav Salazar (@XavsFutbol) February 6, 2020
Odegaard destroying Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu, love to see it— THE END IS NEAR (@Anchor_Don) February 6, 2020
Odegaard be like pic.twitter.com/XqnPRnF9AB— JPGM (@JPGMMR) February 6, 2020
Pretty sure Odegaard isn't going to spend another season at Real Sociedad.— Tom Allnutt (@TomAllnuttAFP) February 6, 2020
Odegaard subbed off pic.twitter.com/BV0OZ6WDzr— Ali 🇱🇧🇵🇦 (@CentralCasemiro) February 6, 2020
Odegaard scoring against Madrid is like talking back to your parents. Feels good for a split second before you get wacked— Sulaymaan Z. Iqbal (@sully_iqbal) February 6, 2020
Hell has no fury like a player playing against the club that started his career just to sell him for a washer/dryer combo machine— Robi Boateng Jr (@blackandbrobel) February 6, 2020
Odegaard, you’ll always be one of my favorites. Glad to see you performing pic.twitter.com/0ZQPGf9O74
Copa del Rey Uno. A club of real Madrid's stature needn't worry about such peasant btech trophies. We only compete for the elite trophies in Europe pic.twitter.com/nNC9fvVmLW— Ad🌴 (@SYKE_II) February 6, 2020
Real Madrid hadn’t lost in its previous 21 games in all competitions (15-0-6).— M•A•J (@Ultra_Suristic) February 6, 2020
Real Madrid conceded 4 goals for the first time under Zidane. pic.twitter.com/xxe4hjyC2p
Real Madrid fans right now pic.twitter.com/6nsqdlTqZv— Troll Football (@TrollFootball) February 6, 2020
Every time Real Madrid starting talking about a treble, it seems to immediately explode in their face.— TalkFCB (@FCBNewsRoom) February 6, 2020
Shambolic performance by Real Madrid, they’ve been embarrassed and at times made to look like a second division side tonight.— EiF (@EiFSoccer) February 6, 2020
Real Sociedad came to the Santiago Bernabeu and played the hosts out of the park. What a performance.