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Vinícius Júnior
Lucas Vázquez
1 - 1
Aihen Muñoz
David Silva
M. Sagnan
Yellow Card
Nacho Monreal
0 - 1

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59% 40%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 3 2
Total Passes 577 397
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Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 Real Madrid RMA Real Madrid 32 21 7 4 56 24 +32 70 W D W W W
2 Atlético Madrid ATM Atlético Madrid 31 21 7 3 57 20 +37 70 W D L W D
3 Sevilla SEV Sevilla 32 21 4 7 47 25 +22 67 W W W W D
4 Barcelona BAR Barcelona 30 20 5 5 69 26 +43 65 L W W W W
5 Real Betis BET Real Betis 32 14 7 11 42 45 -3 49 D D D D W
6 Villarreal VIL Villarreal 32 12 13 7 49 36 +13 49 L W L W W
7 Real Sociedad RSO Real Sociedad 31 12 11 8 48 33 +15 47 L D D L L
8 Osasuna OSA Osasuna 32 10 10 12 30 37 -7 40 W W W D D
9 Granada GRA Granada 30 11 6 13 36 50 -14 39 W L L W L
10 Athletic Club ATH Athletic Club 31 9 11 11 39 33 +6 38 D D D D D
11 Celta de Vigo CEL Celta de Vigo 31 9 11 11 41 48 -7 38 D L W L D
12 Levante LEV Levante 32 9 11 12 38 45 -7 38 L L W L L
13 Cádiz CAD Cádiz 32 9 9 14 27 48 -21 36 L D W W L
14 Valencia VAL Valencia 32 8 11 13 40 47 -7 35 L D D L W
15 Getafe GET Getafe 31 7 10 14 22 34 -12 31 D L D D D
16 Deportivo Alavés ALA Deportivo Alavés 32 7 9 16 27 48 -21 30 W W D L L
17 Real Valladolid VLD Real Valladolid 31 5 13 13 28 42 -14 28 D L L D D
18 Huesca HUE Huesca 31 5 12 14 31 46 -15 27 L W W D L
19 Elche ELC Elche 32 5 12 15 28 49 -21 27 D L L D D
20 Eibar EIB Eibar 31 4 11 16 22 41 -19 23 L L L D L


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That is all from this LaLiga fixture, until next time!
With Atletico Madrid slipping up against Levante, Zidane's team have missed the opportunity to gain some ground on their league-leading rivals, who they travel to next in LaLiga. The hosts sit in third, five points behind first-placed Atletico, despite having played a game more than them. For Real Sociedad, up next they host Levante and remain fifth in the Spanish top-flight, six points behind fourth-placed Sevilla, who have a game in hand.
After defending resolutely and making their most of their chances up top, La Real may be frustrated that they have only managed to draw 1-1 here. Portu shocked the hosts with his headed opener before Vinicius saved Zidane's side late on with an equaliser from close range. Madrid were nearly made to pay for failing to capitalise on their first-half dominance, however, it finishes all square in this LaLiga fixture.
90' + 3' It looks like there will be no late winner as Le Normand climbs the highest to head clear near the penalty spot before Oyarzabal gets fouled by the right-hand touchline.
90' + 3' A last chance for Zidane's men? Another corner comes this time on the left-hand side and it will be Kroos again to take.
90' + 2' La Real are furious with the referee for awarding a corner as they feel Vazquez headed the ball out of play. Nevertheless, Kroos sends in his outswinging corner, which the visitors head clear at the near post.
90' + 1' There will be three minutes of added time as the hosts go in search of an unlikely winner.
Lucas Vázquez
89' Madrid's best attacking asset of this game, Vazquez, tees up Vinicius near the penalty spot for a late equaliser.
Vinícius Júnior
89' GOAALLLL!! 1-1!! Vazquez reaches the byline and plays a low cross to the front post, where Duro miscues his strike and misses the ball entirely. Vinicius is behind his fellow substitute, however, to turn home with his right foot into the bottom left corner.
88' Vinicius has all the time in the world out wide on the left, however, the Brazilian still manages to whip his cross over the head of all of his team-mates and out for a goal-kick. Casemiro and Vazquez wave their arms in the air as it appears frustration is kicking in with this Madrid side.
86' Duro nips in front of two of the visitors' defenders over the halfway line but then fails to get around Sagnan when it comes to beating the last man. La Real are five or so minutes away from what will be a remarkable victory.
Aihen Muñoz
David Silva
85' Munoz offers La Real some fresh legs in midfield as he replaces Silva.
84' WIDE! Rodyrgo injects some pace into Madrid's play, playing a one-two with Duro before poking a left-footed effort wide of the left-hand post. That was close from the Brazilian but the hosts still remain in search of an equaliser.
Carlos Fernández
A. Isak
82' Isak, who rarely got an attacking opportunity all game, is also brought off for Fernandez.
M. Sagnan
82' Alguacil opts for a defensive change as he sends on Sagnan for Gorosabel, who had been booked earlier in this half.
80' Kroos, Vinicius and Vazquez all squander good shooting opportunities, however, the hosts still manage to get a corner off the head of Zubeldia. The resulting corner is taken by the German midfielder but the away side once again head clear.
78' OVER! Oyarzabal takes an age to deliver the wide set-piece but when he does he finds the head of Le Normand. The centre-back beats his opposite man to the cross but can only head over Courtois' goal from close range.
77' The ball is bouncing around the area but Remiro brings some calm to the situation by diving on it before Duro can capitalise inside six-yard box. Initially, Rodrygo had scuffed his shot and then Le Normand made a mess of his right-footed clearance to add to the confusion.
F. Valverde
L. Modrić
76' Zidane makes his fourth change of the game, introducing Valverde for Modric in midfield.
Yellow Card
76' Gorosabel becomes the first booking of the game for cynically pulling Vinicius down after the Brazilian had beaten him down the left-hand side.
75' Kroos looks for the run of Vazquez at the far post but the German's pass is slightly overhit, which allows the visitors to intervene. Alguacil's men are sitting deeper and deeper as they attempt to protect their one-goal advantage.
74' In the 50 LaLiga seasons where Madrid had at least four defeats from their first 24 games, they only won the title in 20% (ten times, most recently in 2007-08 after they had lost four). This would be the fifth defeat of their season if they cannot turn things around here.
72' After going down injured, Portu limps off the pitch and his replacement is Barrenetxea.
71' Scorer of the first goal, Portu, is down clutching his leg and indicating he may not be able to carry on. The medical team come on to tend to him but it looks like this could be the end of Portu's game.
70' Duro drags himself towards the far post, getting on the end of Vinicius' cross, which he can only head wide of the target from what was a fairly tight angle.
68' Another Madrid corner comes on the right-hand side as Monreal is forced into turning it behind. Kroos once again delivers but La Real stand firm to head away.
66' Portu spins around Nacho to try and get to Gorosabel's throughball but ends up on the floor. Despite Silva's best protestations, the referee gives a throw-in to the home side and insists Portu needs to stand up.
64' CLOSE! Madrid work the set-piece short to Vazquez, who picks out the head of Casemiro inside the area. Despite being inside the six-yard box, the Brazilian somehow manages to head wide to the left of goal. Zidane cuts an animated figure on the touchline and he may be wondering how his side get back into this game.
63' Vazquez sprints on the overlap of Vinicius, eventually crossing towards the near post, where Monreal is forced to head behind for a corner to the hosts.
Hugo Duro
M. Díaz
61' Duro is Zidane's third part of a triple change as he replaces Mariano meaning none of the starting attackers are now on the pitch.
61' On the other flank, Rodrygo comes on in place of Asensio, who nearly scored in the first half with a left-footed effort which Le Normand blocked behind.
Vinícius Júnior
61' Vinicius is Zidane's first change of the game as he replaces Isco.
60' Vazquez tries to arrow a cross towards the front post and the head of Mariano but Remiro is alert to the danger, racing out to claim the ball before any Madrid player can capitalise.
58' WIDE! Kroos receives possession from Mendy and opts to curl one towards the far corner from just outside the area. Remiro scrambles across to get to the German's effort but it falls just the wrong side of the right-hand post and out for a goal-kick.
57' Alguacil's men deserve the opening goal, as they have looked the far better team after the break. Zidane's men have not returned properly yet after half-time and they need to wake up soon otherwise La Real could punish them.
Nacho Monreal
55' Monreal, who has been the visitors' most productive attacker, crosses in from the left-hand side and finds Portu, who opens the scoring for the away team.
55' GOALLLLL!!! 1-0 LA REAL!!! Portu arrives late at the back post, towering above Mendy to head past Courtois after getting on the end of Monreal’s left-footed cross. The forward’s header smashes into the crossbar and then bounces down over the line, leaving the Belgian goalkeeper with no chance to stop the effort.
54' The away side have come out the brighter of the two teams so far in this second half. Oyarzabal is repeatedly finding pockets of space as he appears to have moved more centrally. La Real's captain once again comes short to receive possession off Gorosabel but manages to foul Varane in the process.
53' Varane throws himself at Monreal to block the full-back's cross but the Frenchman cannot stop it from going out for a corner to the visitors - their third of this half already.
51' Silva has lost more times against Madrid than any other opponent in LaLiga (six games out of ten), while he has never managed to score against Madrid at home in the competition (five games played). Will there be a change of fortunes for the Spaniard here?
49' OVER! Courtois spills La Real's corner and Monreal thinks quickly as he acrobatically tries to volley a left-footed attempt back over his own head. The left-back's strike goes just over the bar and Madrid are furious with the referee for not giving a foul on the Belgian goalkeeper in the first place.
48' Nacho is fortunate to not turn the ball into his own net after attempting to clear Monreal's looping cross. Portu was the man ready to pounce behind him and he sees annoyed with the Spanish centre-back for catching him once he had cleared the ball initially.
46' Both sets of players have made their way back out after half-time and the referee gets this LaLiga fixture back underway!
With the Madrid derby coming up soon, Zidane will be keen to put this game to bed. The French manager may look to the likes of Rodrygo or Vinicius off the bench to add some attacking impetus to the home side. In contrast, Alguacil will be happy with his team's performance so far but may want them to be more clinical when they get the chance to counter-attack.
The hosts dominated the opening 45 minutes with chances falling to Casemiro, Modric and Kroos but none of them could convert past Remiro. The best opportunity of the half fell to Mariano, whose headed effort struck the crossbar as he towered above Gorosabel at the back post. Nevertheless, Madrid have failed to unlock the visitors as of yet, so the score remains level at 0-0 at half-time.
45' There will be one minute of added time as this LaLiga fixtures heads towards the half-time whistle.
44' Oyarzabal throws his arms up in the air after bursting half the length of the pitch to support Isak, whose cross into the middle evades his team-mate and instead falls to the feet of Mendy.
43' SAVE! Modric rolls it through the legs of Zubimendi and weighs up his crossing options inside the area. Instead of passing, however, the Croatian opts to whip a right-footed effort from the edge of the area towards the far post, where Remiro parries away to safety.
42' Mendy is far too enthusiastic as he slams into the back of Gorosabel and the referee has no choice but to award La Real the free-kick inside their own half. The French left-back then petulantly kicks the ball away after the decision and he too is lucky to escape a booking.
41' Monreal hacks at Asensio's ankles as the Spaniard drives through the middle of the park and is perhaps slightly fortunate to escape the first caution of the game. Madrid get play back underway by taking the resulting free-kick short, finding Vazquez on the right-hand side.
40' Isak takes too long on the edge of the area and a chance goes amiss as Varane clatters into the forward to dispossess him. When La Real regain possession, Isak makes it to the byline but Nacho is there to head clear at the front post.
38' Both Kroos and Modric seem to be feeling the backs of their ankles but for the time being play continues with the midfielders not showing any signs of going down. The hosts try to work it down the left-hand side before Mendy loses out on the touchline.
36' The away side are not happy as they feel Varane has caught Le Normand with a high foot from the resulting corner, however, the referee disagrees as he awards another corner to Madrid. The second corner goes to Modric on the edge of the area and his volley gets blocked before it can trouble Remiro.
35' SAVE! Mendy latches onto a diagonal pass before playing to Isco, who rolls in Kroos with his first touch. The German midfielder makes it into the area to the left of goal but his left-footed effort gets saved by the feet of Remiro and goes out for a corner to the hosts.
34' Oyarzabal thinks he is through on goal after a sweeping pass over the top by Monreal but the referee blows his whistle. The Sociedad captain pleads his team's case, however, replays show that Monreal was offside from the prior pass and therefore there can be no complaints.
33' Alguacil's men have lost only one of their last eight games in league competition (W4 D3) winning each of their last three, including both of the last two without conceding. In this period, their only defeat came at Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan against Sevilla (3-2 on January 9, 2021).
32' Mariano leads the counter-attack from La Real's corner, turning Monreal one way and the other but the forward's shot is then well wide of Remiro's goal from the right of the area.
31' Oyarzabal and Isak stand over the set-piece but it is the latter who takes it, curling his right-footed effort into the head of Casemiro in the wall and out for a corner to the away side.
30' Isak does well to buy a free-kick 25 yards from Courtois' goal after going down under the pressure of Isco. Casemiro argues with the referee but he is having none of it, ushering the Brazilian away from the ball so that La Real can plan for the set-piece.
28' Vazquez, who has been Madrid's best attacking outlet so far, attempts to unlock the visitors' defence with a curling right-footed cross. Mariano looks set to get on the end of the right-back's ball towards the near post but it wouldn't have counted either way as the assistant has their flag up for offside.
27' WIDE! Isco drives through the centre of the park, opting to pass to his right instead of shooting from range. Casemiro is in space, takes one touch and unleashes a low, driven right-footed shot towards the bottom left corner. Fortunately for Alguacil's men, the Brazilian's effort just falls the wrong side of the left-hand post and out for a goal-kick.
26' Nacho comes racing up the pitch, playing a one-two with Modric before making into the opposition's area. The centre-back looks to have beat La Real's defence until Zubeldia steps in to intervene and clear down the right-hand side.
24' CLOSE! From the resulting corner, the loose ball is bouncing all over the place before Asensio takes control of the situation. The Spaniard takes a few touches to tee himself up and then volleys with his left foot but Le Normand is there on the line to turn it behind for another corner.
23' OFF THE BAR! Vazquez twists and turns, making it to the byline, where he stands up a cross to the far post. Mariano does well to climb above Gorosabel but can only smash his header into the crossbar from close range. That was so nearly the opening goal for the hosts.
22' Monreal persists in getting high up the pitch on the left-hand side but on this occasion his first touch lets him down, which allows Vazquez to intercept. Madrid work possession from side to side and appear content to remain patient in their build-up play to find an opener.
20' Against no other side have La Real lost more LaLiga games than they have versus Madrid (83, level with Barcelona), while they have also conceded more goals against them than any other opponent in the competition (318).
18' BLOCK! Le Normand produces a crucial last-ditch block to deny Modric's right-footed effort inside the area. Initially, Isco had done well to spin and turn before offloading for the Croatian to shoot.
17' A deflected cross by Mendy causes all sorts of problems inside La Real's area as neither Le Normand or Zubeldia can figure out how to clear the bouncing ball. Fortunately for the visitors, Asensio is on his heels and cannot capitalise at the back post.
16' Monreal and Oyarzabal are exchanging a few words with the referee as they are clearly disappointed with his decision to award a goal-kick, given it looks like it came off Vazquez last. Nevertheless, Courtois gets things back underway with a long strike down the middle of the park.
15' CHANCE! Vazquez ventures down the right-hand side before crossing towards the head of Isco, who miscues his effort slightly and that allows the ball to trickle into the hands of Remiro. The first opportunity of the game falls to the home side but the Spaniard never looked like scoring with his head from that sort of angle.
14' Silva leads the visitors' counter-attacking charge but at the final moment overhits his pass to the incoming Oyarzabal. Isak's pace appears to be causing Varane problems so far and the Frenchman looks in some discomfort every time the striker gets a pass played over the top.
12' Vazquez has time and space to reach the byline, crossing towards the far post, where Isco just gets slightly ahead of it as he mistimes his run. Possession then falls to the feet of Casemiro and La Real are beginning to find it tricky to get out of their own half.
11' Madrid are one victory away from equalling their best winning streak in LaLiga this campaign (they won their first five games in December), while they are enjoying their best streak of games without conceding this season in the competition (three, going 312 minutes without conceding since a goal by Javi Galan for Huesca).
10' Kroos plays the resulting set-piece short to Modric, who loops a left-footed cross towards the back post. Casemiro attempts to volley but Le Normand blocks with his chest in front of Remiro's goal.
9' Guevara tries to be too clever in possession and manages to give the ball away inside his own final third. Nacho then goes over under the pressure of Silva, which offers Madrid a free-kick in a decent position on the left-hand touchline.
8' Mendy invites the tackle of Portu, who duly obliges by needlessly fouling the French left-back. While it is only a free-kick in their own half, it does offer Zidane's men a chance to relax after a fairly good start from La Real.
7' Monreal gets bundled over in the area after latching onto an Oyarzabal pass, however, the referee blows for offside before he can even consider whether it would have been a penalty or not.
6' Alguacil's men press high and are rewarded for their efforts as they dispossess Mendy deep inside the hosts' half. Monreal goes venturing forward after a short passage of play but opts to, rather sensibly, play backwards in the end.
5' In the early stages of this game it appears the hosts are playing more of a 4-3-1-2 formation, with Modric sitting behind Mariano and Isco, who are acting as split strikers up top.
3' Asensio produces a delightful touch to bring down a drilled pass by Vazquez but the Spanish forward then fails to find the run of Modric in the area and it trickles out for a goal-kick.
2' The home side are yet to touch the ball as the visitors move possession from one wing to the other with real authority. When Zidane's men do finally win it back, a loose pass by Modric in midfield nearly causes problems before Casemiro intervenes.
1' Referee Jesus Gil Manzano blows his whistle to start this LaLiga fixture!
The players are making their way out the tunnel and shortly it will be time for kick-off.
Madrid have won 10 of their last 11 home matches against Sociedad in LaLiga (L1), including three wins in three home games against them under Zidane (scoring an average of 3.7 goals per game).
After Sociedad’s European outing in Manchester, Imanol Alguacil opts for four changes and reverts from 4-3-3 to 4-2-3-1. Monreal and Le Normand come in at the back, while further forward David Silva and Portu are the other two additions to the starting eleven.
Zinedine Zidane decides to make one alteration to the starting line-up that faced Atalanta in the Champions League. Isco will move out wide to make room for Mariano through the middle. Marcelo is fit enough for the bench after recovering from injury, however, Karim Benzema doesn’t make the squad, perhaps with the Madrid derby in mind next week.
SUBS: Carlos Fernandez, Ander Barrenetxea, Aihen Munoz, Martin Merquelanz, Roberto Lopez, Jon Guridi, Unai Marrero, Modibo Sagnan, Adnan Januzaj, Urko Gonzalez, Jon Bautista.
REAL SOCIEDAD (4-2-3-1): Alex Remiro; Andoni Gorosabel, Igor Zubeldia, Robin Le Normand, Nacho Monreal; Ander Guevara, Martin Zubimendi; Portu, David Silva, Mikel Oyarzabal; Alexander Isak.
SUBS: Federico Valverde, Diego Altube, Rodrygo, Sergio Arribas, Alvaro Odriozola, Hugo Duro, Marcelo, Vinicius Junior, Andriy Lunin, Victor Chust.
REAL MADRID (4-3-3): Thibaut Courtois; Lucas Vasquez, Nacho, Raphael Varane, Ferland Mendy; Casemiro, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric; Marco Asensio, Isco, Mariano.
After being dumped out of the Europa League emphatically by Manchester United, the visitors focus will switch to the Spanish top-flight, in which they sit fifth. The hosts, who are second, three points behind Atletico Madrid, will be looking to make it five straight league wins here.
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