Welcome to the cfrealmadrid.com. We are discussing Match Review of Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad which is played on Matchday 14 in Laliga Santander 2019-20. The result went good for Real Madrid. They are sharing 28 points with Barcelona heading because of goal difference. Both have played 13 matches each. Both are looking for the title race this season.
This is the first game of Real Madrid after November’s International Break. We played with full intensity and heat. We grabbed 3 important points from Sociedad. Moreover, as the Champions League match against Paris Saint Germain is on the way this Tuesday, So this win against Sociedad will also enhance the confidence and players will feel more motivation.
The atmosphere of the Santiago Bernabeu was very pleasant after the match. Finally, The players , coach and every individual started to bring back the glory of past days in the club when Madrid won 3 champions league in the row. Every player looked struggling to get 3 points and want to win it for Real Madrid. The mixed reaction of fans chanting the name of ‘Rodrygo!’ , ‘Rodrygo!’, applauding the young Valverde on substitution and booing Gareth Bale highlighted the events of the match.
Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad-Match Review:
The match started with Real Madrid in the pressure. Madrid finally overcame a calamitous opening 10 minutes and a goal deficit in the starting few minutes of the match. Sergio Ramos blind horrible backward pass to Courtois and Willian Jose interception on the ball allowed Willian to score first goal in 2nd minute of the game.
After the 1-0 lead, Real Sociedad kept the pressure on the Real Madrid in the first half but Benzema and Valverde managed to flip the script into Real Madrid’s way. In the first goal, Modric took the free kick and swung it to Benzema who used his chest to knock it pass the goal keeper Remiro. The goal changed the score to 1-1.
Valverde took the lead in the second half, through his deflected shot in the nets assisted by again Veteran Luka Modric. Real Madrid commanded the match in second half. We were playing in full flow something which is missing after Ronaldo’s Departure. Sociedad keeper Remiro looked sharp but his influence did not stop Luka Modric to strike a left footed golazo to 3-1 lead. The sublime form of Croatian’s magic continued throughout the match until subbed by Isco who played around 10 minutes.
It was overall an incredible performance by Los Blancos. They tried total 18 shots and took 4 corners in the game. Gareth Bale, Toni Kroos and Isco Alarcon were the players who came from the bench. If we managed to tackle with the early pressure and pressing of Real Sociedad, the final scoreline would be different but Real Madrid got 3 points as Barcelona won their match today.
Starting Line up:
Thibaut Courtois is finally stepped-up and is improving in every game he is playing for Real Madrid. Against Sociedad, he had 5 saves in the match. He kept the motivation of bounce back from awkward and difficult situation at the club and he is doing it well.
In the centre back positions, Varane and Ramos played the match against Sociedad. Ramos looked quite off color today after his mistake for the first goal. Ramos is that much respected by Real Madrid fans that no one even bats an eye on him even though he was responsible for the goal.
On the other hand, Varane who was out of form, regained his form and continued the momentum of International break with him. He played the match exceptionally well. He had 6 clearances and 95% passing accuracy.
In the left side, Mendy played and gained momentum in last minutes. Moreover , he required time to improve and polished his skills under the coach. He had 77 touches with the ball . He will be better in the coming time.
In the right side, Dani Carvajal, played the match and made good recoveries with the ball. He was technically solid in the defense today. In the attack, he held himself to holding role as Modric and Rodrygo took the ball in the right flank. He was there for the cover and performed good against Sociedad.
Modric and Valverde were the playing midfielders in the staring line up with Casemiro in the defensive midfielder position. Modric was Man of the Match with 2 assists and one goal. Furthermore, Valverde was at his best in the match. He found spaces in the opposition side and caused greater problems for Sociedad in the midfield. He will a great future prospect for Real Madrid. Casemiro was good as usual and his presence played pivotal role of the midfield.
Toni Kroos and Isco came as substitute. Isco could not capitalize Bale’s cross into the nets. Toni Kroos controlled the game after coming into the field. Kroos showed his magic at the last minutes of match. He also made 3 important quick recoveries of the ball.
Benzema was excellent throughout the match with his defensive work rate , combining in attacks with Hazard , switching flanks and piling great chemistry with Hazard is the key for Madrid. Hazard was enjoying every bit of the minute with Real Madrid. Finally now he has been arrived at the club. His movement on the pitch is also very challenging for the opposition.
Gareth Bale came in the second half and did well against the Sociedad. He was quick agile and fast. Rodrygo played around 60 minutes and he did his job quite well. Although he managed to hit one shot only But his passing in penalty area was good.
Luka Modric was man of the match against Real Sociedad. Modric was in the starting line up today. Modric took the challenge and assisted 2 goals and scored 1 himself.Furthermore, he proved that he is not finished yet and ready to take the challenge. He created 7 chances and passing rate of 90%. He was exceptional throughout the minutes he played and applauded by the fans.
Valverde is the huge aspect for the Real Madrid in the coming future. The Uruguayan is also the man of the match for me against Sociedad. He scored a deflected goal and stunned opposition goalkeeper by his shot. He is the bright future for Uruguay also. With 92% pass succession in the match, he literally concatenates the bridge of midfield to the forward line with his agility in the box.
That’s was all for Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad Match Review today. What are your thoughts on our match review and how do you think we performed in this game? Let us know in the comments section. We will be back soon. Until then, Hala Madrid!