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Álex Remiro
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61% 38%
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Shots On Target 7 3
Total Passes 661 426
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The shared points mean Reals Madrid and Sociedad remain second and third in the table respectively. Los Blancos miss the chance to make ground on leaders Barcelona, and now trail the Blaugrana by five points, having played the same number of games. Sociedad, in turn, are now five points clear of fourth-placed Atletico Madrid, having kept their city rivals Real at bay in a performance that shows their consolidated top-four spot is fully deserved.
Kroos pulled the strings in Madrid's midfield all game long, and came close to scoring himself on a number of occasions. He completed more touches, passes and balls into the final third than anyone else on the pitch, also winning possession five times via three tackles and two interceptions, as well as winning five free-kicks.
An absolute thrill of a 0-0 draws to a close with neither side able to find that all-important winner! Real Madrid created a copious number of chances in both halves, but couldn't find a way past Remiro, who pulled off some unbelievable saves. The visitors also forced Courtois into action through Kubo and Navarro, but they'll be more than happy to have taken a point from a game which was dominated by Los Blancos for large periods. Los Blancos will be wondering how they couldn't find a breakthrough though, with Benzema, Kroos and Vinicius in particular all coming within millimetres of a winner.
90' + 6' A throughball to Marin almost allows the substitute to get a shot away, but Modric is back in cover and knocks the ball behind for another Sociedad corner!
90' + 5' A good cut-back from Fernandez takes a deflection and is met by Illarramendi, whose first-time shot is blocked wide off Asensio and goes behind for a late, late corner!
Álex Remiro
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90' + 4' Sociedad win a free-kick after Camavinga catches Marin with a stray elbow, but Remiro takes an age and a half to take the kick, resulting in a yellow card for time-wasting!
90' + 3' SAVED!!! A poor clearance from Madrid sees the ball drop to Kubo, whose first-time strike is well held by Courtois, who got down low to his left!
90' + 2' Militao's pass back to Courtois is met by a very heavy touch from the goalkeeper, and pressure from Kubo forces the Belgian into hacking it out for a throw right by his own corner flag!
90' We're into the 90, and there'll be FIVE more minutes of injury time for either of these sides to find a winner!
89' As the clock ticks ever closer to the red, it's looking increasingly likely that this is going to finish goalless. You wouldn't have guessed from the football on show though - it's been mesmeric at times and both sides have gone close to scoring on so many occasions!
87' BLOCKED!!! Rodrygo steps beyond two before being shunted to ground by Illarramendi 25 yards from goal. After some deliberation between himself and Kroos, Asensio steps up to strike it, but the wall does its job and prevents the effort from reaching Remiro's goal!
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85' Sociedad coach Imanol Alguacil prevents Rudiger from taking a quick throw-in as he holds the ball away from him, but he's soon set upon by both Rudiger and Camavinga before being shown a yellow card by the referee!
Carlos Fernández
A. Sørloth
84' Sorloth hasn't been able to make it six goals in six straight games, and he comes off for Carlos Fernandez to see out the game up front.
84' Los Blancos take their 10th corner of the game, which comes to nothing, but Kubo is caught out trying to shepherd the ball out of play and Kroos almost tees up Benzema to score!
82' WIDE!!! A delightful threaded throughball from Asensio takes four defenders out of the equation before it finds Modric. He's in space on the right side of the box and shoots, but can only drag his effort wide of goal!
80' Successive loose balls almost spark Sociedad counter-attacks, but an interception from Rudiger and a classic Militao tackle respectively prevent the visitors from advancing over halfway.
L. Modrić
F. Valverde
77' Madrid make their first changes of the game, with the first seeing Valverde replaced by Marco Asensio.
Marco Asensio
Dani Ceballos
77' Substitution Daniel Ceballos Fernández Marco Asensio Willemsen
76' Sociedad break and Illarramendi looks to take a quick throw-in, but he's prevented from doing so by Nacho, who has already been booked, and appeals for the referee to give the right-back a second yellow!
74' Camavinga and Vinicius look to create space down the left, but they're forced wider by good Sociedad defence. Camavinga looks to beat two and cross from the touchline, but he's tripped by Marin and wins his side a free-kick.
72' Valverde surrenders possession inside his own box and Kubo pounces, drilling the ball across the face, but it's cut out and held by Courtois at the near post!
71' WHAT A STOP THAT IS!!! A glorious first touch from Vinicius sees him drift in-between Zubeldia and Zubimendi, and he bears down on goal. He looks to lift the ball over the onrushing Remiro, but the goalkeeper sticks out a glove to claw the ball away from the sticks and behind for a corner! What reflexes from the Sociedad custodian there!
70' SAVED!!! Kubo beats Camavinga down the byline and drills the ball back across the face of goal. A deflection sees it come to Navarro, whose shot takes a nick off Nacho and luckily flies straight into the waiting gloves of Courtois!
T. Kubo
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68' Navarro wins the ball in midfield and plays in Kubo, but a poor touch from the Japan forward sees the ball spin into Courtois' grasp. Kubo slides in to recover the ball but catches the goalkeeper in the midriff, and he's shown a yellow card by the referee.
67' SAVED!!! A Real Madrid free-kick is cleared, but Nacho recovers the ball and passes inside to Valverde. He whips a first-time cross back into the area, and Militao's glancing header is held by Remiro!
Jon Ander Olasagasti
66' Elustondo has injured himself making that challenge, and is forced off as a result. Jon Ander Olasagasti will replace him for the visitors.
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65' Camavinga chases a loose ball hard but is caught very late by Elustondo, and Sociedad's makeshift right-back is shown a yellow card by the referee.
64' Ceballos' ball to Vinicius in the box sees the Brazilian hold it up before looking to tee up Ceballos to shoot, but a good intervention from Rico allows him to scoop the ball clear!
63' The opening minutes of the second half have seen Madrid retain 75.5 per cent possession of the ball, and that's reflected in the number of chances they've created so far. Dominant, but they've not yet been able to make any dents in the scoreboard.
61' Madrid counter at speed as Vinicius and Rodrygo link up on the fly. The Brazilians play a one-two down the left, but Rodrygo's back-heeled return ball to his compatriot is cut out by Le Normand, who hoofs it clear for the visitors.
61' SAVED!!! Kubo and Marin play a clever one-two down the right. Kubo latches onto the return pass and fires a shot between the legs of Rudiger, which Courtois sees very late and does well to parry away from danger!
59' A good flick from Benzema loops Ceballos' pass into the path of Rodrygo. He brings the ball down and tees up Benzema, who drags a shot well wide of goal before the offside flag is raised against the Brazilian.
57' BLOCKED!!! A good inside ball from Valverde has Rodrygo steaming into the box. He shoots early, but Zubeldia gets across to pull off a brilliant block that concedes a corner in Madrid's favour!
Robert Navarro
Brais Méndez
55' Mendez also comes off, with another youth product in Roberto Navarro replacing the wideman.
Pablo Marín
Mikel Oyarzabal
55' More changes coming for Sociedad, as Oyarzabal is withdrawn for Pablo Marin to come on.
54' Remiro's goal has been peppered by the hosts so far, forcing the Sociedad goalkeeper into five saves already. It's the first time he's made as many in a league game since early October against Girona, and with the mood Madrid are in, don't be surprised if that save tally reaches double figures before long.
52' Rodrygo looks to play in Benzema in the box, but Zubeldia slides in from nowhere and hacks the ball away!
51' WIDE!!! Vinicius again has success beating his marker as he enters the box. He tees up Kroos on the edge, but he's dispossessed and Sociedad race away on the counter. Kubo escapes two and plays Sorloth in behind, but he drags the shot well wide with Oyarzabal free at the back post!
50' WIDE!!! Kroos' corner is booted over the top of everyone to find Valverde on the edge of the area. From the right, he drills a shot back across the face, but it beats everyone and flies wide of the far post!
49' WIDE!!! Vinicius steps inside to tee up Rodrygo, who fires a thunderbolt from 20 yards. It takes a deflection which has Remiro beaten, but the ball loops inches wide of the near post and cracks the stanchion behind the goal!
49' SAVED!!! A glorious chance for the hosts! Benzema glides past Elustondo and puts Vinicius through on goal. From the left, he smashes the ball across the face of goal, but Remiro's leg blocks the shot into the air and Sociedad get it clear!
48' Good movement from Sorloth allows Kubo to run into open space for Sociedad. He plays it forward to Oyarzabal, who cuts inside from the right and looks to tee up Mendez, but Ceballos cuts out the pass and Los Blancos have it back.
46' SAVED!!! Madrid are straight onto the front foot as Vinicius cuts inside from the left before finding Rodrygo. His loose touch sees the ball drop for Ceballos, whose first-time shot is well held by Remiro!
46' Los Blancos get the second half underway, as Kroos kicks off at the Bernabeu.
Diego Rico
Aihen Muñoz
46' One half-time change coming at left-back for the visitors, as Diego Rico replaces Munoz for Sociedad.
The teams return for the second half, and which side will be the first to find an opener here?
Vinicius was practically unplayable at times during that first half, creating 0.39 xG from two shots and seven touches in the box. The forward has contested and won half of his eight duels so far, completing three dribbles in the process and winning a free-kick. He's lost the ball a game-high 12 times though, showing that Sociedad are well aware of the threat he poses by ensuring he's marked tightly at every opportunity.
A highly entertaining, albeit goalless, first half comes to an end, with both sides having several chances to find the breakthrough. Early misses from Sorloth and Illarramendi nearly saw the visitors edge in front, but hosts Madrid have had the lion's share of the best opportunities. Kroos, Benzema and the increasingly dangerous Vinicius have all forced Remiro into saves, and unless the Txuri-Udrinak can prevent the dangerous runs of Vinicius and Rodrygo, it's only a matter of time before Los Blancos take the lead.
45' + 1' SAVED!!! A woefully overhit backpass from Mendez allows Benzema to bear down on goal, and he feeds Vinicius. The Brazilian shoots from the edge of the box, drawing a good parry from Remiro before Munoz puts it behind for a corner!
45' + 1' We're into one additional minute of added time at the end of this first half.
45' WIDE!!! Another Madrid corner is headed clear, but Ceballos picks the ball up on the edge of the box. He has time and space to pick his spot before shooting, and his curling, dipping effort beats everyone before gliding just past the wrong side of the post!
43' Rudiger and Le Normand tussle again in the box ahead of Madrid's corner, and the German international goes down, claiming a penalty. The referee is unwavered though and calls play on, much to the relief of the Sociedad defender.
43' Rodrygo stretches the left side of Sociedad's defence once again before finding Sociedad in support. He looks to beat Munoz and cross, but the ball takes a deflection off the left-back and goes behind for a Madrid corner.
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41' Madrid try to keep the chance alive as Kroos hacks a shot goalwards. It's deflected and Nacho, who cut inside to feed him the ball, slides in on Zubeldia and catches the centre-back late, with the challenge and his reaction deemed worthy of a yellow card by the referee.
41' A Sociedad free-kick is headed clear and Camavinga spreads it wide to Rodrygo down the right. He bursts into open space and heads towards the box before finding Vinicius, but he's crowded out and can't find Benzema outside him!
39' Militao's ball over the top has Benzema surging after it, but Le Normand gets goal-side of the Ballon D'Or winner and wins a free-kick after he's nudged to the floor by Benzema.
37' Sorloth and Militao clash in mid-air as the two contest a long aerial ball, and the free-kick goes the way of Los Blancos.
35' SAVED!!! Vinicius and Rodrygo both beat two players as they carry the ball towards the Sociedad box. The latter tees up Benzema to shoot, and his effort from the edge of the area is well-struck, but Remiro is equal to it and catches the ball!
34' Sociedad won their last away league game against a Madrid-based team, beating Rayo Vallecano 2-0. They had failed to win their previous seven in the Spanish capital, and last won two away games in a row against sides from Madrid in April 2013 against Atletico and Vallecano.
32' SAVED!!! Lovely play from the hosts as Vinicius bursts down the left before finding Valverde centrally. His touch tees it up for Kroos, who arrives to strike the ball first-time and forces a good save from Remiro, who tips the curling effort around the outside of the post!
31' Elustondo shows good skill and pace to beat Camavinga down the right, but it's cleared by Madrid. Mendez and Kubo look to play a one-two down the same flank, but Kubo's return pass for Mendez is too long and the ball goes behind for a goal kick.
29' Oyarzabal looks to get beyond Kroos, but the two's boots get caught together as he passes the German. Both go down following that twist between laces and studs, and the free-kick goes Madrid's way.
Martín Zubimendi
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27' Mendes cuts inside from the right but a good tackle from Kroos knocks the ball free. Both Ceballos and Zubimendi chase it, but the latter slides in with a wild challenge that catches his Madrid counterpart, and warrants a yellow card for Zubimendi.
26' Valverde cuts out a Sociedad ball forward and plays in Vinicius. He crosses to the far post, but Le Normand gets a touch and the ball rolls back into Remiro's clutches.
24' Madrid counter as Valverde scoops a pass inside to Rodrygo. He's got a four-on-three ahead of him, but behind him, Zubimendi arrives to knock the winger to the ground and concede the free-kick.
22' Camavinga makes a surge forward and links up with Vinicius down the left. He looks to switch play to Valverde in space, but Oyarzabal intercepts with a good defensive header which he knocks back to his goalkeeper.
20' Vinicius pops up on the right and beats Munoz all ends up on his way into the area. He looks to cut it back to the penalty spot, but there's plenty of Sociedad shirts in cover and Oyarzabal is able to pass his way out of trouble.
19' Real Sociedad have won their last five games in La Liga, last winning at least six straight back in November 2020.
17' OFF THE POST!!! Brilliant Sociedad pressing forces possession in their favour and Munoz drills in another low cross. Kroos knocks it half-clear but Illarramendi latches onto the loose ball, firing a low shot which beats Courtois before glancing off the base of the far post and rolling wide! What a goal that would've been from the ex-Madrid man!
16' Vinicius sets off again before teeing up Benzema in the box, but the forward is crowded out by a swarm of black shirts and can't get a shot away!
14' WIDE!!! Inches away from the opener! Vinicius glides past two on his way into the Sociedad box, before side-footing the ball towards the far corner. It beats Remiro, but rolls agonisingly wide of the post and goes behind! So close for the Brazilian!
13' Los Blancos' strong home form has seen them lose just once in their last 36 games at the Bernabeu, a 4-0 demolition by Barcelona in March 2022's Clasico.
11' Real Madrid have only lost once in their last 15 home meetings with Real Sociedad, losing 2-0 back in January 2019.
9' Rodrygo beats his man down the right before hooking a cross back to Valverde. It's behind the Uruguayan, who flicks the ball up and tries to swivel and shoot, but his high boot catches Zubimendi in the head and the visitors are awarded a free-kick.
7' BLOCKED!! Good work up the other end from Benzema sees the Madrid captain beat both Illarramendi and Le Normand before squaring for Vinicius. Remiro is stranded but Zubeldia is back on the line, and he cuts out the cross before clearing!
6' CHANCE!!! Oyarzabal turns away from Nacho before finding Munoz to his outside. The left-back whips in a belter of a ball across the face of goal, but Sorloth is just a fraction of a second late and misses the chance to tap it home!
5' Madrid win the game's first corner, but it's delayed by a collision between Rudiger and Le Normand in the box. Kroos eventually takes and the ball is cleared, with the visitors also dealing with a Vinicius cross back into the area.
3' Since a 3-1 loss away from home in May 2019 under Zinedine Zidane, Real Madrid have remained unbeaten in their last six meetings with Sociedad.
1' Sorloth gets the game underway, and we're off and running in the Spanish capital!
The teams head out onto the pitch, and we're just moments away from kick-off at the Bernabeu!
Sociedad have won their last five games straight, with red-hot Norwegian Alexander Sorloth scoring in each game. He’s a nominee for La Liga’s player of the month, and will be hoping to make it six in a row at the Bernabeu.
Madrid captain Karim Benzema scored his fourth goal in three games to open the scoring against Athletic Bilbao, before Toni Kroos' strike in the final minute sealed the win. Both veterans keep their places in the team for this match, with Ceballos and Valverde joining Kroos in the engine room while Benzema is flanked by Brazil wingers Rodrygo and Vinicius.
REAL SOCIEDAD SUBS: Andoni Zubiaurre, Carlos Fernandez, Diego Rico, Robert Navarro, Benat Turrientes, Ander Martin, Urko Gonzalez, Jon Ander Olasagasti, Pablo Marin.
REAL SOCIEDAD (4-4-2): Alex Remiro; Artiz Elustondo, Igor Zubeldia, Robin Le Normand, Aihen Munoz; Brais Mendez, Martin Zubimendi, Aiser Illarramendi, Takefusa Kubo; Alexander Sorloth, Mikel Oyarzabal.
REAL MADRID SUBS: Andriy Lunin, Luis Lopez, Jesus Vallejo, Eden Hazard, Luka Modric, Marco Asensio, Alvaro Odriozola, Mariano Diaz, Mario Martin.
REAL MADRID (4-3-3): Thibaut Courtois; Nacho Fernandez, Eder Militao, Antonio Rudiger, Eduardo Camavinga; Federico Valverde, Toni Kroos, Dani Ceballos; Rodrygo, Karim Benzema, Vinicius Junior.
Sociedad are just three points behind Los Blancos in third, and could potentially overtake the Madridstas with a win here – albeit it would need to be by at least six goals to reverse Real Madrid’s goal difference advantage of 12!
Real Madrid sit second in La Liga, trailing Barcelona by six points with this their game in hand. They’ll be hoping for a win to keep pressure on the Blaugrana, having beaten Athletic Club 2-0 in Bilbao last time out.
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