RSO
RMD
93'
FULL TIME: Real Sociedad 4 Real Madrid 2
92'
And still Real Madrid come forward through Bale and Isco. They're not giving this up but considering how they need two goals in a minute, they probably should.
91'
 
That's a sitter from Benzema! James' scuffed shot makes its way into the path of the French striker, who turns and shoots at goal from close range. But he somehow manages to strike the outside of the post!
90'
Three minutes of stoppage time to be played.
89'
James cuts inside off the right wing and fires a shot away at goal from the edge of the box. But Zubikarai gets down well to make the stop and keep his side two goals ahead of Madrid.
88'
James delivers a deep freekick to the back post, where Benzema and Ramos are looking for it. But Zubikarai comes off his line and is cleaned out, although it might have been his own player he make contact with.
86'
Vela turns and drives at the Real Madrid defence after receiving the ball cheaply from Arbeloa. It takes three players to stop him as he drives into the penalty area. He has been very impressive.
85'
Great chance for Khedira! Bale swings a wicked, curling corner kick into the box, but the delivery is slightly behind the German. Even still, he gets his head to it but directs the effort over the bar.
84'
Much has changed about the Real Madrid attack over the summer but it is their defence that has let them down tonight. The marking from Pepe and Ramos has been really poor generally.
83'
So Real Sociedad have now gone with three at the back for the final 10 minutes or so of this game. They have a two goal lead, but of course Real Madrid could still pull this back with the quality they have.
Real Sociedad Substitution
82'
 
Real Sociedad sub: Xabi Prieto OFF, Mikel Gonzalez ON.
Real Madrid Yellow card

Real Sociedad

Real Madrid

81'
 
YELLOW CARD: Isco (Real Madrid)
80'
Kroos lines up a freekick on the left side of the Real Sociedad box, but the delivery from the German is unusually poor and doesn't even beat the first man. That was strange from Kroos.
79'
Maybe this is why Real Madrid need someone like Javier Hernandez? With just over 10 minutes to go they are lacking a poacher in the box to make the most of all the crosses being slung in there.
78'
Real Madrid are now probing for a goal. They need to find a way into the game from here, but at the moment the Real Sociedad backline are holding firm. They look well organised.
77'
This has been an absolutely sensational game. Real Sociedad have been incredible since falling 2-0 behind. They looked buried at the 30 minute mark but have fought back remarkably.
Real Madrid Substitution
76'
 
Real Madrid sub: Dani Carvajal OFF, Alvaro Arbeloa ON.
Real Sociedad Goal

Left Footed - Top Left

75'
 
GOAL! Real Sociedad 4 (75 mins - Carlos Vela) Real Madrid 2. Sociedad have scored a fourth goal! Vela takes control of an Agirretxe flick on at the back post and smashes the ball into the roof of the net!
74'
Indeed, Khedira is now on the pitch for Real Madrid. He will provide a bit more thrust from the centre of the pitch than Modric did. They need some inspiration at the moment.
Real Madrid Substitution
73'
 
Real Madrid sub: Luka Modric OFF, Sami Khedira ON.
72'
Bale tries to power in a freekick from about 20 yards, but Inigo Martinez comes out of the wall to make the block following the neat little touch off by Isco. Bit of a waste from Real Madrid.
71'
Real Madrid need a spark from somewhere. They have been really flat over the past half an hour or so. They need someone like Ronaldo, which is a shame because they don't have him tonight.
70'
Will Ancelotti make a change? Of course, there's no Ronaldo on the bench. And he doesn't even have Di Maria on there either. So it looks like it might be Khedira to come on.
68'
I don't think the Real Madrid players have quite come to terms with the fact that they have a game on their hands here. They were so dominant early on in the first half, but they have been pegged back.
67'
Sociedad are still coming forward looking for another goal! This time Granero puts his strike from distance well over the bar. Real Madrid look flabbergasted! They don't know how to react.
66'
What an effort this has been from Real Sociedad! They really should have been four or five behind after 30 minutes but they have shown real character to fight back and take the lead.
65'
 
GOAL! Real Sociedad 3 (65 mins - David Zurutuza) Real Madrid 2. The comeback is complete! Prieto gets to the byline and fizzes a cross into the near post for Zurutuza to stab in!
Real Sociedad Goal

Left Footed - Top Right

64'
Casillas does well! The freekick is whipped into the near post by Prieto, where there are at least five Real Sociedad and Real Madrid players. But the keeper comes off his line to make the punch.
63'
Carvajal brings down Vela, and the Sociedad players are around the referee asking for the Real Madrid player to be sent off. The right back is already on a yellow card, remember.
62'
Canales should give Sociedad more of a threat on the break, which is probably a wise move as the home side will likely see less of the ball in these final 30 minutes of the game.
61'
Those two changes should keep the Real Sociedad shape the same, with Vela pretty much a like for like change for Agirretxe, and Canales perhaps pushing up a little more than Castro.
60'
 
Real Sociedad sub: Chory Castro OFF, Sergio Canales ON.
Real Sociedad Substitution
Real Sociedad Substitution
59'
 
Real Sociedad sub: Imanol Agirretxe OFF, Carlos Vela ON.
58'
Marcelo breaks forward, like he has done so many times tonight. The cross into the box is a good one, but Inigo gets his head to the pass to prevent Benzema from meeting it behind him.

Pretty good by Isco there to be the one back robbing Zurutuza to stop what looked very dangerous break.

56'
And now Real Madrid come surging forward on the counter attack, but when they make it into the Sociedad box Bale's cross lacks any kick of depth and the home side defends easily.
55'
Ramos blocks! Agirretxe pulls off his maker to take control of the ball eight yards out from goal, but the Real Madrid defender makes the block to put the first-time shot over his own bar.
54'
Isco has enjoyed himself tonight on the right side of the Real Madrid attacking line, although he has now swapped with Bale and is cutting inside. Rodriguez hasn't done much.
53'
Modric and Kroos need to impose themselves on the game a bit more. They have gone missing over the past 20 minutes or so, Sociedad are by-passing them in the centre of midfield.
51'
After a frantic start, Real Madrid are now starting to knock the ball about midfield to try and regain some control of the contest. They have been rattled by this Real Sociedad side.
50'
As poor as they look at the back, Real Madrid still look very dangerous on the attack. Which I suppose is what you would expect given the talent they have up there. But Benzema is struggling to get involved.
49'
The marking from Real Madrid on that last opportunity was atrocious. Pepe and Ramos allowed Agirretxe to drift in between the two of them.
48'
HALF TIME: Real Sociedad 2-2 Real Madrid. Well how are Sociedad level at the break? Los Blancos should have been out of sight by about the half hour mark. Incredible stuff.
47'
Incredible save! Agirretxe looked odds on to score! He had a free header from about three yards after a wonderful cross from Pieto, but Casillas got something on it to deflect wide.
47'
Just past the post from Ramos! Bale plays a wicked delivery into the penalty area, with Zubikarai coming off his line. But he gets nowhere near the ball, with Ramos beating him to it. He's lucky to see the header go wide.
46'
So can Real Madrid find the form they seemingly left behind in the opening 30 minutes of the first half? They looked unstoppable early on, but were pegged back quite sensationally.
46'
Sociedad are now looking more and more confident. What will Ancelotti say to his team at the break? They must rue those chances they missed to score a third and fourth earlier in the half.
45'
The second half is under way at the Anoeta!
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45'
Two minutes of stoppage time to be played.
44'
Real Madrid have take theur foot off the pedal in the last 10 minutes or so and they have been made to pay. Sociedad have fought back with force, even if they were terrible earlier in the half.
43'
 
GOAL! Real Sociedad 2 (43 mins - David Zurutuza) Real Madrid 2. Oh my word! Zurutuza powers a header into the net after a fizzed cross into the box from De La Bella. Very good goal!
42'
Real Sociedad are actually on top at the moment. What a strange first half this has been, especially if they were to go into the break level.
Real Sociedad Goal

Header - Bottom Right

41'
Isco comes surging forward and tries to thread through a pass for Bale to run on to down the left side, but Elustondo comes across to make the interception. Bale would have been through.
40'
Out of nothing Real Sociedad are back in this game. Real Madrid may have taken theur foot off the gas somewhat, but the home side have been distinctly second best. But now they have momentum.
38'
 
YELLOW CARD: Dani Carvajal (Real Madrid)
Real Madrid Yellow card

Real Sociedad

Real Madrid

36'
 
GOAL! Real Sociedad 1 (36 mins - Inigo Martinez) Real Madrid 2. The home side are back in the game! Prieto flicks on a corner at the near post, with Martinez finishing at the back post.
Real Sociedad Goal

Left Footed - Top Left

35'
Prieto dances through a few Real Madrid challenges in the box, but can't squeeze a cross into the six yard box, winning a corner kick off Ramos. The set piece eventually comes to nothing.
34'
You get the feeling that the home side are holding on for the break already. They've still got over 10 minutes to go until they can get back into the comfort of their own dressing room.
32'
What was scary about that attack from a Real Sociedad perspective was that here were no less than five Real Madrid players in their box, with only two players in white and blue there.
31'
What a save by Zubikarai! The Sociedad player has his pocket picked on the edge of the box, with Bale threading through Kroos for the free shot, but the goalkeeper sticks out a leg to save.
30'
 
James plays a chopped pass over the top for Bale to run on to, with the Welsh winger setting up Benzema with a clever back heel flick, but the flag is up. He looked to be just a yard offside.
29'
This has been a fantastic game. Real Madrid needed to make a statement tonight and that's what they have done so far. Ramos has been so impressive, both in attack and defence.
28'
We have a break in play as Carvajal receives treatement for a shoulder injury after landing awkwardly. He jumped for a header and essentially bounced off Castro and on to the turf.
27'
What a block by Ramos! The ball is headed across the box, setting Granero up on the half volley. It looks for all the world to be hitting the net but Ramos throws himself in front of it!
26'
Ramos comes close again! Kroos whips in another wicked corner kick, with the Real Madrid meeting it in the same way he scored the first goal. But this time the header lands on top of the net.
25'
Good save by Zubikarai! Isco jinks inside off the left side to play the ball to Marcelo, who once again is up from the ball. This time his shot is better and forces the keeper into a good save at the near post.
24'
Granero needs to calm down a bit. He's playing against his former club and wants to make an impression but he's already on a yellow card and is perhaps fortunate to still be on the field.

RSO all over the place. Zubikarai was really good last week but flapping all over today. de la Bella poor on the ball at LB.

22'
Marcelo comes close! James threads through Benzema, who in turn plays the ball to the Brazilian up from the back, but he puts his shot on the turn just past the post when he should have passed.
21'
Zubikarai didn't look convincing there! The keeper has to challenge Benzema for a high ball on the edge of the Real Sociedad box, but he allows the ball to bounce and he's lucky that Zaldua is on hand to clear.
20'
 
YELLOW CARD: Esteban Granero (Real Sociedad)

Madrid in the usual 4-3-3. But with Bale on the left wing. James right wing. Isco one of the midfield three.

Real Sociedad Yellow card

Real Sociedad

Real Madrid

16'
Indeed, Real Madrid have been slowed down over the past couple of minutes. Although that's not to say that the home side are making any progress to speak of.
15'
Real Sociedad are just starting to take control of the ball and knock it about the midfield to slow down the tempo of the game and halt the Real Madrid train coming straight at them.
14'
This has been a sensational start by Real Madrid. Ramos is pumping his teammates up and asking them to push for more. You really fear for Real Sociedad right now. They have been nowhere!
13'
What a fantastic goal by Bale! There didn't look to be much on for the Welsh winger just inside the box, but he showed great skill to create the space and finish into the net.
12'
 
GOAL! Real Sociedad 0 Real Madrid 2 (12 mins - Gareth Bale). What a goal by Bale! The Welsh winger nutmegs his marker in close quarters and then pokes the ball into the bottom corner.
Real Madrid Goal

Left Footed - Bottom Right

11'
 
Off the crossbar! Ramos takes the freekick on the edge of the box, getting the shot up and over the wall. But the effort strikes the underside of the bar and away from the goalline.
10'
Granero cynically brings down Marcelo on the edge of the box, as the Real Madrid left back runs through the Sociedad defence. How was the midfielder not booked for that?
9'
You wouldn't say that Real Madrid have actuall started this game especially strongly, but they lead 1-0. The delivery from Kroos was also pretty special. The German is pretty much seen as the new Xabi Alonso.
8'
Ramos scored seven goals last season. That's a very impressive goal return for a centre back, and he looks such a threat from set pieces. He comes at the ball with so much ferocity.
7'
 
GOAL! Real Sociedad 0 Real Madrid 1 (7 mins - Sergio Ramos). The European champions take the lead! Ramos gets a run on his marker and powers Kroos' corner kick into the net.
6'
The transfer news around Real Madrid tonight is that Javier Hernandez is set to join the European champions on a year-long loan from Manchester United. Ancelotti needs a second choice striker.
Real Madrid Goal

Header - Bottom Right

5'
This is usually a difficult place for teams to come to, but Real Madrid came away with a 4-0 win from the Anoeta last season. Ancelotti would take that result tonight. They need to make a statement.
4'
Real Madrid are playing in their change kit tonight. Just in case you haven't seen it already, it's pink. Like, all of it. From head to toe, pink. It's an unusual look for the Galacticos.
3'
So the big team news for Real Madrid is that Cristiano Ronaldo has been left out of the matchday squad as he recovers from injury. Ancelotti has decided to rest him rather than rush him back.
2'
As is usually the case with the Galacticos, all eyes are on Real Madrid tonight, but Real Sociedad will wish to hit back with a win tonight after their opening day defeat to La Liga newbies Eibar.
1'
We're under way at the Anoeta! It's Real Sociedad against Real Madrid!

Substitutes #RealSociedad: 31. Bardají (g.k). 2. C. Martínez. 3. Mikel. 11. Carlos V. 14. R. Pardo. 16. Canales. 19. Yuri.

XI RS: 13.Zubikarai.4.Elustondo.5. M. Bergara.6.Iñigo.8.Granero.9.Agirretxe. 10.X. Prieto (c).17.Zurutuza.18.Chory.20.Zaldua.24.De la Bella

20:40
Good evening and welcome to Eurosport's LIVE coverage of the Spanish Liga game between Real Sociedad and Real Madrid. We'll bring you all the action and goals as they go in at the Anoeta. Kick-off: 20:00. Team news coming right up.

Starting Line-ups

Real Sociedad
Real Madrid
    • 13
      Zubikarai
    • 24
      De la Bella
    • 6
      Iñigo Martínez
    • 4
      Elustondo
    • 20
      Zaldúa
    • 17
      Zurutuza
    • 5
      Bergara
    • 8
      Granero
    • 10
      C
      Xabi Prieto
    • 9
      Agirretxe
    • 18
      Castro
Team Manager:  David Moyes
    • 10
      Rodríguez
    • 9
      Benzema
    • 11
      Bale
    • 19
      Modric
    • 8
      Kroos
    • 23
      Isco
    • 15
      Carvajal
    • 3
      Pepe
    • 4
      Ramos
    • 12
      Marcelo
    • 1
      C
      Casillas
Team Manager:  Carlo Ancelotti
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
E. Zubikarai 0 3 2 10 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Iñigo Martínez 1 0 1 0 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
A. De la Bella 0 1 2 1 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 90
G. Elustondo 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
Zaldúa 0 0 0 4 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 90
M. González 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
M. Bergara 0 0 0 31 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 90
D. Zurutuza 2 0 2 55 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 90
E. Granero 0 0 0 32 0 4 4 1 1 0 0 90
Xabi Prieto 0 2 1 45 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 83
S. Canales 0 0 0 14 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 30
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
G. Castro 0 0 0 19 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 60
I. Agirretxe 0 0 1 18 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 60
C. Vela 1 0 1 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 30
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
I. Casillas 0 1 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Pepe 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 4 0 0 0 90
S. Ramos 1 0 4 2 3 0 4 2 0 0 0 90
Marcelo 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
D. Carvajal 0 0 0 1 3 0 3 2 1 0 0 77
Á. Arbeloa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 13
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Isco 0 0 0 53 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 90
T. Kroos 0 1 2 61 0 4 1 1 0 0 0 90
L. Modric 0 1 1 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 74
S. Khedira 0 0 1 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
K. Benzema 0 0 1 19 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
J. Rodríguez 0 0 2 44 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 90
G. Bale 1 0 1 36 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 90
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