Sunday January 6, 2013 Day 18 Finished Bernabéu

Real Madrid 4 - 3 Real Sociedad

  • Benzema 2’
  • Khedira 35’
  • Cristiano Ronaldo 68’, 70’
  • Prieto 9’ (pen.), 40’, 76’

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  1. La Liga - Real Madrid beat Real Sociedad 4-3 in thriller

    La Liga - Real Madrid beat Real Sociedad 4-3 in thriller

    Real Madrid overcame the early sending-off of goalkeeper Antonio Adan and a Xabi Prieto hat-trick to beat Real Sociedad 4-3 at the Santiago Bernabeu in La Liga. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Real Madrid
    • Real Sociedad
    • 90' FT Real Madrid 4-3 Real Sociedad.
    • 90' Ronaldo fires the resulting free-kick at goal, but his effort dips over the bar and onto the roof of the net.
    • 90' Ridiculous decision as Elustondo is booked for handball. Free-kick, yes. Yellow card, no.
    • 89' Madrid clear and Carvalho leads a blistering counter attack, but Angel pole axes Carvalho - and Angel goes into the book.
    • 87' Late pressure as Castro drives at goal and his shot deflects over the bar for a Sociedad corner.
    • 85' Real Madrid sub: Modric on, Ozil off.
    • 84' Ronaldo, on a hat-trick, cuts onto his right foot on the edge of the box but can't keep his shot down.
    • 83' Sociedad sub: Angel on, De la Bella off.
    • 81' Ronaldo is denied by Bravo, who makes a smart save at his near post to stop Ronaldo's effort creeping in.
    • 79' Estrada is shown a second yellow card for a clumsy tackle on Ronaldo. Both sides down to ten men.
    • 77' GOAL! Prieto has his hat-trick! The forward latches onto a perfect through ball by Castro and beats Casillas with a low shot into the bottom corner that goes in off the post. 4-3. What a game!
    • 76' Higuain strikes the bar with a left-foot effort after Ozil had played him through. What an introduction that would have been.
    • 75' Real Madrid sub: Higuain on, Benzema off
    • 74' Ronaldo looking for a third as he drives into the box, but he can't get the return pass from Ozil.
    • 72' Ronaldo has turned this game on its head with a superb second half display. Two superb finishes by the Portuguese.
    • 70' GOAL! Ronaldo scores direct from the free-kick from the left corner of the penalty box! The Portuguese sends a trademark dipping shot that flicks off the underside of the bar and into the net. Stunning strike by the Balon D'or nominee.
    • 69' Alonso is booked for his protests.
    • 69' Controversy as Ronaldo is tripped on the edge by Mikel Gonzalez, who Madrid are protesting should receive a second yellow card. No card is shown to the Sociedad defender.
    • 68' GOAL! Ronaldo scores for Madrid! The captain strokes the ball under Bravo after Benzema lofted a beautiful though ball into his path. Madrid lead 3-2.
    • 66' Vela goes for goal with a hopeful effort from distance, but Casillas watches it sail high and wide.
    • 64' Ronaldo is limping and may have to be replaced here.
    • 63' Ronaldo fires wide from 20 yards, but the Portuguese should have played in Benzema, who was free to his left.
    • 61' Sociedad clear. Higuain and Modric warming up for Madrid.
    • 60' Castro's first contribution is to concede a corner, with Benzema about to latch onto Ronaldo's through ball.
    • 58' Sociedad sub: Castro on, Ifran off.
    • 57' The corner is dealt with by Madrid, and the pressure is relieved.
    • 56' Griezmann drives forward down the left and forces a Sociedad corner.
    • 55' Ronaldo goes for goal with a free-kick from 30 yards. He clears the wall but the wall swerves away from goal and Bravo is untested.
    • 53' Khedira plays in Ronaldo, but the forward slips at the crucial moment. He wins the ball back and lets fly from 25 yards and Bravo nervously parries to his right.
    • 52' Ronaldo bursts forward and finds Benzema, but his return pass is too strong and Bravo claims.
    • 50' Zurituza is booked for a late challenge on Essien, who has stayed down.
    • 49' Madrid looking a lot more assured in the second half. They are keeping the ball well at the moment.
    • 47' Estrada fires a dangerous cross in from the right, but Casillas's handling is good as he claims well.
    • 46' We are underway again at the Bernabeau.
    • 45' HT Real Madrid 2-2 Real Sociedad
    • 45' Huge Madrid chance! Benzema cuts onto his right foor 20 yards out and strikes the post! The rebound comes to Khedira, but the German is off balance and misses the open goal by some distance.
    • 45' Chance for Sociedad as Griezmann sends in another superb cross from the left, but Carvalho flicks it away from the waiting Vela.
    • 44' Promising Real Madrid counter attack breaks down as Ronaldo's pass to Arbeloa is too short.
    • 43' Ronaldo earns himself a booking for a challenge from behind on Vela, who was driving into the Madrid half.
    • 42' Martinez goes into the book for a foul just outside the Sociedad box.
    • 41' Sociedad showing they are more than capable of harming Madrid when they go forward. Madrid look woeful defensively.
    • 40' GOAL! Prieto makes it 2-2! Vela's shot from 20 yards deflects into the path of Prieto, who calmly slots the ball past Casillas and into the bottom corner Prieto has two, Sociedad have two. It's 2-2!
    • 39' Chance for Sociedad as Ifran and Vela get in each other's way after Griezmann had fired a dangerous low cross into the box.
    • 37' Madrid back in control now. Sociedad must stretch their opponents by making full use of their extra man.
    • 35' GOAL! Khedira scores for Madrid! Ronaldo's corner is cleared to Carvalho, whose shot is redirected into the net by Khedira's backheel. 2-1 Madrid.
    • 34' Ronaldo crosses from the right, Bravo parries it out and it deflects back off Estrada and almost creeps into his own net... Madrid corner instead.
    • 33' Big chance for Madrid! Khedira is played in but his poked shot is smothered well by Bravo. Khedira keeps the move alive by crossing for Ronaldo, but Sociedad clear.
    • 32' Real Madrid seeing more of the ball now, but Sociedad look very comfortable with the extra man.
    • 30' Ifran is fouled clumsily by Varane. The resulting free-kick eventually comes to Griezmann, who fires a low shot just wide from 25 yards.
    • 28' Pardo fires in a teasing cross from the left, but his cross evades everyone and Casillas lets it sail out of play.
    • 27' Real Sociedad have enjoyed 59% possession so far...
    • 26' Estrada is booked for a foul on Ronaldo.
    • 25' Good play by Benzema, who drives into the box and rolls the ball square to Khedira, but the last defender makes a vital interception to deny the German the shooting chance.
    • 24' Ronaldo dances past two Sociedad defenders, but then his cross from the left is too close to Bravo.
    • 23' Varane fouls Prieto in a dangerous position on the left for Sociedad, but Casillas claims the free-kick.
    • 21' Casillas gathers well from Vela's tame shot. The Spanish number one has been kept busy since coming on. Madrid struggling to impose themselves.
    • 19' Sociedad looking for the early run of Griezmann every time. The Frenchman playing on Essien's shoulder and has got behind him a few times already.
    • 17' Another Sociedad chance as Vela spots Griezmann's run, but so does Casillas, who comes out early to claim.
    • 16' Essien breaks up a promising Sociedad attack and releases Khedira, who goes for goal from the halfway line - but Bravo watches it all the way and catches easily.
    • 15' Gonzalez goes into the book for a rash challenge to halt Benzema's run.
    • 13' Ronaldo goes for goal from a tight angle, put pulls his left-foot shot across the face of goal.
    • 11' Prieto almost puts Sociedad 2-1 up, but he drags his shot wide from a great position. Huge miss by Prieto, who calmly scored from the spot moments earlier.
    • 10' Replays show it was a clear penalty, Adan tripping Vela, who was clean through on goal.
    • 9' GOAL! Prieto scores from the spot, sending Casillas the wrong way.
    • 7' Real Madrid sub: Casillas on, Callejon off
    • 6' Long delay here as Casillas gets his gloves on and prepares for the penalty. Incredible start to this game...
    • 5' Penalty to Sociedad! Adan is sent off for a foul on Vela and Casillas is coming on for the penalty...
    • 3' Chance for Sociedad as Estrada thumps a shot just wide from 30 yards.
    • 2' GOAL! Benzema scores for Real Madrid after 90 seconds! Khedira splits the Sociedad defence with a lovely through ball to Benzema, who finishes neatly into the bottom corner. Perfect start for the hosts.
    • 2' Good start by Madrid as Ronaldo plays a low cross into the box. Sociedad hack it clear.
    • 1' We are underway at the Santiago Bernabeu.
    • 15.55 REAL MADRID: Adan, Varane, Khedira, Ronaldo, Benzema, Ozil, Carvalho, Alonso, Essien, Arbeloa, Callejon. Subs: Casillas, Kaka, Modric, Higuain, Di Maria, Nacho, Llorente. REAL SOCIEDAD: Bravo, Mikel, Inigo, Griezmann, X. Prieto, C. Vela, R. Pardo, Zurutuza, D. Ifran, D. Estrada, De la Bella. Subs: Zubikarai, Elustondo, Lllarramendi, Anstogei, Chory Castro, Jose Angel, Ros.
    • 15.50 The big news is that Iker Casillas remains on the bench today as Cristiano Ronaldo is named captain. Jose Mourinho's side go into this game a whopping 16 points behind leaders Barcelona, who face Espanyol later today. Real Madrid must win today to keep alive any slim hopes of retaining their Liga crown.
    • 15.45 Hello everyone. Welcome to live text commentary of this Liga clash between Real Madrid and Real Sociedad.
  • Summary

    • 79' Estrada is shown a second yellow card for a clumsy tackle on Ronaldo. Both sides down to ten men.
    • 77' GOAL! Prieto has his hat-trick! The forward latches onto a perfect through ball by Castro and beats Casillas with a low shot into the bottom corner that goes in off the post. 4-3. What a game!
    • 70' GOAL! Ronaldo scores direct from the free-kick from the left corner of the penalty box! The Portuguese sends a trademark dipping shot that flicks off the underside of the bar and into the net. Stunning strike by the Balon D'or nominee.
    • 68' GOAL! Ronaldo scores for Madrid! The captain strokes the ball under Bravo after Benzema lofted a beautiful though ball into his path. Madrid lead 3-2.
    • 40' GOAL! Prieto makes it 2-2! Vela's shot from 20 yards deflects into the path of Prieto, who calmly slots the ball past Casillas and into the bottom corner Prieto has two, Sociedad have two. It's 2-2!
    • 35' GOAL! Khedira scores for Madrid! Ronaldo's corner is cleared to Carvalho, whose shot is redirected into the net by Khedira's backheel. 2-1 Madrid.
    • 9' GOAL! Prieto scores from the spot, sending Casillas the wrong way.
    • 5' Penalty to Sociedad! Adan is sent off for a foul on Vela and Casillas is coming on for the penalty...
    • 2' GOAL! Benzema scores for Real Madrid after 90 seconds! Khedira splits the Sociedad defence with a lovely through ball to Benzema, who finishes neatly into the bottom corner. Perfect start for the hosts.
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    Manager: José Mourinho

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    Manager: Philippe Montanier

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