Real Madrid would have had to win if they wanted to keep the chance to get close to the top of the Spanish championship. On the 25th of the Spanish League, he distributed points with Real Sociedad in a 1-1 draw at the local level.
The Whites already knew that the captain of the tournament, Atletico Madrid, had won their match 2-0 at Villarreal, so they should not leave any points on the road. In any case, Colchonero’s recent downfall has left a fiery rivalry with Barcelona and Madrid.
On the other hand, Real Sociedad reached their impressive journey to the fifth game in the standings, and after a bitter defeat in the European League 4-0 against Manchester United, leaving them with no choice but to use all their energies at the local level. championship. His coach, Emanol El Guacil, spoke about the match in Central Ace: “ It’s always a bad time to play against them, because of their form and everything they have. They are playing well in recent matches. Some took them out of the bare minimum, but they solved it well and it was not the time to face a strong team like Real Madrid. “
Zidane’s team entered the stadium without injured Karim Benzema and Sergio Ramos, but also without Vinicius, as coach Isco and Mariano chose to attack. The Brazilian, who has completed 100 matches for Real Madrid, posted on Twitter before the match: “A special night. The shirt I always dreamed of. It is sad that they are not around. I feel like I am a Madridista to the core.”
The meeting began with a clear domination of those from Madrid with the very clear arrivals of Mariano, Marco Asensio and Toni Kroos. Benzema’s lack of a striker, goalkeeper Alex Rimero’s performance and a bit of luck were the reasons why the Whites were unable to open the scoring in the first half.
The second half began with a surprise at the Alfredo Di Stéfano stadium. Christian Portugues made it 1-0 for San Sebastian just 10 minutes from the start after a superb header that left Thibaut Courtois motionless.
Madrid continued its attempts to link the match with Vinicius and Rodrigo. With a team playing in the offensive, chances were not few, and in the end only he managed to score thanks to a Vinnie punch. With the clean goal, those led by Zidane went in search of victory but the short time remaining left the result in a draw.
In this way, Merengue can save the tie with bitter flair that puts him five points behind Simeone’s team and it is precisely Atletico which he faces in the next round of the league. Cholo will undoubtedly be a lot quieter knowing that they can’t get to it at the top.