- Real Madrid started extremely slow but grew into the game and eventually beat Real Sociedad 4-1 in La Liga
- Goals from Eduardo Camavinga, Luka Modrić, Karim Benzema and Marco Asensio helped guide Real Madrid to a big win
- Real Madrid stretched their lead over Sevilla to 8 points thanks to a win over Real Sociedad in La Liga
Real Madrid are now eight points clear at the top of the La Liga standings.
Los Blancos beat Real Sociedad 4-1, to extend their lead over Sevilla and to give them a major boost going into their UEFA Champions League clash against Paris Saint-Germain.
The game started off very cagey, with both teams giving the ball away without doing too much with it.
Sociedad then got the dream start as they were handed a penalty at the 8th-minute mark. Dani Carvajal was guilty of a clumsy tackle on David Silva, which gave Mikel Oyarzabal the chance to put his side ahead. The winger didn’t waste his chance and Sociedad led early against Los Blancos. Sociedad then pushed for a second and looked the more threatening side for a lot of the first half.
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Madrid started to push forward as the half came to an end and were eventually rewarded for their efforts. 19-year-old Eduardo Camavinga, who replaced an injured Toni Kroos, scored with a brilliant long-range effort. The youngster left Sociedad keeper, Álex Remiro, with no chance in the 40th minute. Straight from the restart, Madrid broke again and Karim Benzema put the ball into the back of the net, but the goal was chalked off due to offside.
Three minutes later, Luka Modrić curled a ball into the back of the net from 25 yards out. The player himself looked stunned by the effort. Prior to the goal, Real Madrid had no shots on target. Heading into half-time with a sudden lead, the commentators praised Madrid’s comeback as the mark of true champions.
The second half was more of the same for Madrid as they pushed for a third goal. Sociedad had their moments but never looked too threatening.
Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad: Los Blancos look to edge closer to league title, Sociedad chase top 5 finish
In the 70th minute, Benzema scored again, but once more, the goal was disallowed for offside. In the 76th minute, Real did have their third as Vinícius Júnior was brought down on the edge of the box. The referee originally gave a free-kick but the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) found that Vinicius was just in the box.
Benzema stepped up and converted the penalty, his 20th goal in La Liga this season.
Three minutes later, Marco Asensio scored Madrid’s fourth goal. Carvajal chased a long ball and managed to drag a pass back into the box. Asensio, who had only just come on for Rodygro, put the ball away smartly.
Madrid tried to get a fifth but couldn’t manage the feat. Madrid ran out 4-1 winners and extended their lead to 8 points at the top of the La Liga standings.
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Earlier Sports Brief previewed the big game between the two sides, saying that Real Madrid will host Real Sociedad at the Santiago Bernabéu, looking to extend their lead over Sevilla at the top of La Liga.
Los Blancos currently hold a five-point lead over their nearest challengers, Sevilla, and have a game in hand. Sevilla blew a chance to draw closer to Madrid when they drew with Deportivo Alavés in their last game.
Real Sociedad are currently in sixth place on the table but a win could see them jump up to the third spot. Madrid have beaten Sociedad in the reverse fixture earlier this season, but the two teams drew the last time they play at the Santiago Bernabéu.
Source: Sports Brief News