Real Sociedad 1-2 Real Madrid victory over Sociedad knock Barcelona off top spot as goals from Ramos and Benzema fire Madrid to top the LaLiga table with head-to-head.
Los Blancos of Real Madrid have won their second game after LaLiga restart season as Sergio Ramos and Benzema scored to secure Zinedine Zidane’s side victory over Sociedad.
Karim Benzema, 32, the French professional footballer have scored his third goal for Real Madrid in the last two games after LaLiga Santander restart season due to coronavirus pandemic break.
The goals of Ramos, who is already the highest scoring defender in the history of the League, and Benzema sign the victory against Real Sociedad.
Real Madrid won in San Sebastián with goals from Sergio Ramos and Karim Benzema, added their third consecutive victory after the stoppage by the coronavirus and is the leader of the League. There are 8 finals ahead and Zidane’s team depends on itself to achieve the championship.
The Madridistas created the first dangerous move after two minutes. Pass behind Valverde and Vinicius Jr., somewhat forced from the penalty spot, shot high. From there and until the half hour was up there was a lot of pressure and the fight for the ball and few occasions.
Until the clearest of the first act arrived. Valverde recovered the ball and started a counterattack that ended Benzema with a shot that forced Remiro to intervene. On the last occasion before the break, Vinicius Jr. left two rivals and his shot was repelled by the local goalkeeper.
RAMOS IS THE HIGHEST SCORING DEFENSE IN THE HISTORY OF THE LEAGUE.
The second half started differently. In the 48th minute, Marcelo combined with Vinicius Jr., who left Llorente, later Gorosabel, and when he was going to shoot he was shot down inside the area. Sergio Ramos transformed the penalty at 0-1 and thus became the highest scoring defender in the history of the League. The bad news is that he had to leave the field in ’59 after suffering a blow to his left knee. Militão took his place.
Benzema was decisive again Real Sociedad reacted and tied Januzaj in the 69 ‘, but the goal, after being reviewed by the VAR, was canceled for Merino’s offside. A minute later came the accurate hit of the visitors. Benzema, on his back, controlled the center of Valverde with his shoulder, turned in front of three defenders and found the opening to beat Remiro. Third goal for the French international in the last two games.
There were 20 minutes left and Real Sociedad gave more excitement to the game by reducing distances in 83 ‘with Merino’s goal. From there to the end, Real Madrid knew how to keep the income and did not grant any more opportunities to the San Sebastian team. Leader of San Sebastián leaves and there are 8 finals ahead.
Real Soceidad 1-2 Real Madrid match details
R. Sociedad starting XI lineup
1 Alex Remiro
18 Gorosabel 28 ’60’
20 Nacho Monreal
3 Llorente 48 ‘
24 Le Normand
8 Merino ⚽ 83 ’90 + 7′
7 Portu 5 Zubeldia 16 ’79’
21 Ødegaard 79 ‘
10 Oyarzabal 60 ‘
19 Isak 79 ‘
6 Elustondo 60 ‘
11 Januzaj 60 ‘
36 Zubimendi 79 ‘
9 Willian José 79 ‘
28 López 79 ‘
Coach – Alguacil
R. Madrid starting XI lineup
12 Marcelo 89 ‘
4 Ramos ⚽50 ’60’
14 Casemiro 21 ‘
15 Valverde 89 ‘
9 Benzema ⚽70 ’78’
16 Rodríguez 78 ‘
25 Vinícius Júnior
23 Mendy 89 ‘
3 Eder Militão 60 ‘
10 Modric 89 ’90 + 6’
20 Asensio 78 ‘
24 Mariano 78 ‘
Coach – Zidane
Full – Time score: Real Sociedad 1-2 Real Madrid
Real Madrid are back in top of the LaLiga table following a 2-1 win over Real Sociedad at the Reale Arena on Sunday night as goals from Sergio Ramos and Karim Benzema knock Barcelona off top spot
Sociedad 1-2 Real Madrid, Barcelona and Madrid have the same points 65, 65 after 30 LaLiga game played this season as Zidane’s men knock Barca off top spot with head to head record. This how the LaLiga top 5 spot look like.
Zidane’s men are now level on 65 points with Barcelona, but sit in first place thanks to their head-to-head record.
Post match reaction from Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane, Valverde, and Courtois.
“We haven’t won anything yet. It’s three wins and nine points, but we know it will be difficult until the end.
“We have to keep going, we’re in good form, the players are doing well physically and technically,” Zidane told the media after the game.
Valverde “Thank you. We are thrilled because of the win.
“I want to congratulate the team for the fantastic job they did. Not just with the ball, but at the end, when didn’t have the ball. We all worked and fought for the team.
“I think in the end this is what you benefit from the League.”
Real Madrid goalkeeper Courtois, “The key thing today was to win. We know it is always difficult playing here.
“They are great team that’s fighting for a spot in Europe. It’s difficult, and to come out of here with a win means a lot for us.
“In the end after their goal we had to suffer for 10, 15 minutes, we suffered and we won“, he said