Actual Madrid maintained their 100% begin to the 2023/24 season by coming from behind to beat Actual Sociedad 2-1.
The hosts discovered themselves on the again foot for a lot of the primary half, however objectives after the break turned the sport on its head.
The guests silenced the Bernabeu after simply 5 minutes when Ander Barrenetxea grabbed his third objective of the season, bundling house on the rebound after forcing a elegant preliminary save out of Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Carlo Ancelotti’s facet had a flurry of possibilities as they seemed for an equaliser, together with Joselu hitting the bar and having a shot saved, whereas Rodrgyo was additionally denied.
On the different finish, Kubo was thwarted by Kepa, who additionally made a splendid cease from Mikel Merino, and people misses proved essential when Federico Valverde equalised fewer than 60 seconds after the break.
That was a turning level, with Joselu nodding Los Blancos 2-1 up on the hour mark, a objective that knocked the wind out of Sociedad’s sails as they didn’t discover a response.
TALKING POINT – Bellingham’s star continues to rise
It’s a mark of the begin to life Jude Bellingham has made to life at Actual Madrid, that ‘Hey Jude’ rang across the Bernabeu at factors through the second half.
The England worldwide, a summer season signing from Borussia Dortmund, stays La Liga’s prime scorer with 5 objectives in as many league video games.
He wasn’t fairly at his glowing finest right here, however nonetheless dictated the tempo and was a focus in each Actual Madrid assault. Few gamers have had the affect for Los Blancos that he has in such a brief house of time.
PLAYER OF THE MATCH – Takefuso Kubo (Actual Sociedad)
No one on the sphere had as massive an affect on the sport as Takefuso Kubo, who was a relentless menace on the right-wing.
The Actual Madrid defence knew what he was going to do each time he picked up the ball; reduce in onside on his left foot and trigger havoc. Stopping him was an altogether completely different matter.
The Japan worldwide, who was a bit of quieter after the break, was on the coronary heart of each significant assault for his staff and was unfortunate to not seize a objective himself.
REAL MADRID: Kepa 8; Carvajal 7, Rudiger 6, Alaba 6, Fran Garcia 7; Valverde 7, Tchouameni 6, Kroos 6; Bellingham 7; Rodrygo 6, Joeslu 7. Subs: Modric 6, Camavinga 6, Nacho 6, Diaz n/a, Vazquez n/a
REAL SOCIEDAD: Remiro 7; Traore 6, Zubeldia 6, Le Normand 6, Tierney 5; Mendez 6, Zubimendi 6, Merino 7, Barrenetxea 7; Kubo 8, Oyarzabal 7. Subs: Munoz 6, Zakharyan n/a, Sadiq n/a, Cho n/a
5’ GOAL! REAL MADRID 0-1 REAL SOCIEDAD (Ander Barrenetxea). What a flip up for the books! Kubo clips a low cross into the field to Barrenetxea, who forces a elegant cease out of Kepa, earlier than bundling the follow-up over the road. 1-0!
16’ HOW DID THAT NOT GO IN? Unbelievable! Dani Carvajal pulls the ball again to Joselu after a surprising cross out of the Sociedad defence. The striker clips a shot in opposition to the bar, earlier than Rodrygo’s acrobatic overhead kick goes broad
32’ KEPA MAKES ANOTHER VITAL STOP. Kubo is having an unreal night time. He will get into the field once more and the Madrid defence criminally enable him to chop in on his left foot. He crosses to Mikel Merino, who forces a elegant save out of Kepa with a diving header
46’ GOAL! REAL MADRID 1-1 REAL SOCIEDAD (Federico Valverde). Nicely that did not take lengthy! Fewer than 60 seconds gone within the second half when the ball is pulled again to Federico Valverde, who has peeled off to the sting of the world. He unleashes a first-time shot than cannons into the again of the web off the submit
60’ GOAL! REAL MADRID 2-1 REAL SOCIEDAD (Joselu). Comeback full! Sensible, deep, floated cross from Fran Garcia on the left-hand facet, discovering Joselu on the again submit. He heads again throughout objective and into the underside nook. 2-1!
- Actual Madrid win their opening 5 league video games for the second season operating
- Actual Sociedad haven’t conceded the primary objective in any of their 5 league video games – however solely a type of has led to victory