MADRID. Real Madrid was able to turn the tables against Real Sociedad to win 2-1. It was Real Sociedad to strike first with an early goal of Ander Barrenetxea at the 5′. Then it was a goal in the 46′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, Joselu gave the win to Real Madrid in the 60′ minute.
The match was played at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu stadium in Madrid on Sunday and it started at 9:00 pm local time. In front of 70,092 spectators. The referee was César Soto Grado assisted by Pau Cebrián Devis and Carlos Álvarez Fernández. The 4th official was Sergio Escriche Guzmán. The weather was heavy intensity rain. The temperature was pleasant at 17.91 degrees Celsius or 64.24 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 73%.
None of the teams had a clear upper hand in terms of ball possession. Real Madrid was in possession of the ball for 51% of the time vs. Real Sociedad that controlled the ball for 49% of the time.
Attitude and shots
Real Madrid was putting more pressure with 63 dangerous attacks and 17 shots of which 8 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Real Madrid won the match.
Real Madrid shot 17 times, 8 on target, 5 off target. On the other side, Real Sociedad shot 15 times, 5 on target, 6 off target.
Real Madrid received 3 yellow cards (David Alaba, Aurélien Tchouaméni and Fran García). On the other side, Real Sociedad received 2 yellow cards (Hamari Traore and Mikel Merino).
After this match, Real Madrid will have 15 points to hold in the 1st place. On the opposite side, Real Sociedad will stay with 6 points like Osasuna, Villarreal and Deportivo Alavés to hold in the 11th place.
In the next match in the La Liga, Real Madrid will play away with FC Barcelona on the 29th of October with a 23-15 head to head statistic in favor of FC Barcelona (12 draws).
Real Sociedad will play away agasint Atlético Madrid on the 8th of October with a 18-8 head to head stats in favor of Atlético Madrid (6 draws).
Real Madrid – Formation
Real Madrid started with a 4-3-1-2 line-up (4-3-1-2).
The manager Carlo Ancelotti decided to play with the following team: Francisco Garcia, Kepa Arrizabalaga, Daniel Carvajal , Antonio Rüdiger , David Alaba , Fran García , Federico Valverde , Aurélien Tchouaméni , Toni Kroos , Jude Bellingham , Rodrygo and Joselu .
The home team had on the bench: Nacho Fernández, Luka Modric , Andriy Lunin, Lucas Vázquez , Dani Ceballos, Brahim Díaz , Lucas Cañizares, Nico Paz, Gonzalo García and Eduardo Camavinga .
Real Madrid made 5 changes: Fran García for Nacho Fernández (74′), Aurélien Tchouaméni for Luka Modric (62′), Joselu for Eduardo Camavinga (62′), Rodrygo for Brahim Díaz (87′) and Federico Valverde for Lucas Vázquez (87′).
Best player: Federico Valverde
As per our analysis, the most impressive player for Real Madrid was Federico Valverde.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 47 passes (83% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 7 duels out of 10. He performed 2 crosses.
Real Sociedad – Formation
Real Sociedad started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
Imanol Alguacil Barrenetxea played with: Álex Remiro, Hamari Traore , Igor Zubeldia , Robin Le Normand , Kieran Tierney , Brais Méndez , Martín Zubimendi , Mikel Merino , Takefusa Kubo , Mikel Oyarzabal , Ander Barrenetxea .
The following players were sitting on the bench: Álvaro Odriozola, Aihen Muñoz, Carlos Fernández, Mohamed-Ali Cho , Arsen Zakharyan , Jon Ander Olasagasti, Umar Sadiq , Jon Pacheco, Beñat Turrientes, Urko González, Unai Marrero and Aitor Fraga.
Real Sociedad made 4 changes: Kieran Tierney for Aihen Muñoz (69′), Ander Barrenetxea for Mohamed-Ali Cho (81′), Mikel Oyarzabal for Umar Sadiq (81′) and Brais Méndez for Arsen Zakharyan (81′).
Best player: Takefusa Kubo
Following our analysis, the most impressive player for Real Sociedad was Takefusa Kubo.
His rating iswith 27 passes (85% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 11. He performed 4 crosses.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the La Liga.