Real Madrid tops with table with the very narrow win against La Real.
FC Barcelona dropped points after playing a tie with Sevilla. The next day after Barcelona’s match, Real Madrid tops the La Liga table defeating Real Sociedad 2-1 in San Sebastian. Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos broke the deadlock in the 50th minute by converting a penalty after Vinicius Jr. went to ground in the area following contact from Sociedad’s defender Diego Llorente.
Sergio Ramos gave the lead after scoring through the penalty awarded after La Real’s defender fouled against Vinicius Jr. Vinicius Jr was on attempt to the goal when Real Sociedad’s defender Diego Llorente pushed the Brazilian.
After scoring his 68th La Liga goal, Ramos became the all time top scoring defender in La Liga leaving behind Ronald Koeman.
Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos became the highest-scoring defender in the history of La Liga on Sunday when he scored from the penalty spot against Real Sociedad at the Anoeta Stadium. The effort took Ramos’ tally to 68 goals as he overtook former Barcelona defender Ronald Koeman.
However, Ramos left the game with an injury shortly after following a hard collision with Sociedad’s Alexander Isak. Eder Militao came on in the 60th minute for the Madrid captain.
Karim Benzema doubled Real Madrid’s lead in the 70th minute. Benzema scored after settling a cross over the Sociedad defence.
In the reply hosts created the good pressure against the visitors. The hosts clawed one back just after the 80-minute mark when Mikel Merino found himself alone at the far post and buried his close-range attempt into the roof of the net to halve the deficit.
With this crucial win over La Real, Real Madrid kept themselves at the top of the La Liga table on Head to Head basis. Both the rivals share equal of 65 points. There are 8 matches left to play. The race to the silverware has become competitive with this win.
Real Madrid were able to take advantage of Barcelona’s 0-0 slip up against Sevilla on Friday, beating Real Sociedad 2-1 to put themselves level on points with El Blaugrana at the top of the table.
Sergio Ramos was injured on his knees and Casemiro got his booking. Casemiro is suspended for the match against Mallorca and the captain Sergio Ramos is most probable of missing the game.
Post match report
?️ Fede Valverde: “I’m very happy to go top and to beat such a tough opponent. We were the better team for the large part of the game. Real Sociedad are a tough opponent who know what to do.“
“This win has to serve as motivation for us for what is to come. We have to go out to win all our games and we have to continue like this. Vinicius had a great game. But the best player was the whole team.“
“In my opinion we were the superior team against a very tough opponent, we knew how to cope with them and how to hold on to our lead.We’re so happy because it was such a hard game and when you win a game like that you should enjoy it.“
Mikel Merino “We’re angry with everything but mainly with the way we lost, because the little details and the big moments went against us. I was at least five metres from Thibaut Courtois when I was flagged offside. I don’t know if the same thing would have happened had it been in the other area but the flag went up and we feel that we were wrong“
Earlier, Celta Vigo thrashed Alaves 6-0 to pull clear of the relegation zone, making the most of the visiting side having Martin Aguirregabiria sent off in the first half. Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid climbed up to the 3rd position after beating Real Valladolid 1-0 with Vitolo’s only goal. Likewise, Valencia beat Osasuna with 2-0. Goncalo Guedes and Rodrygo making themselves in the score sheet.