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Real Sociedad 0-2 Real Madrid: Vinicius Junior and Luka Jovic goals sees Carlo Ancelotti’s facet go eight points clear on the high of LaLiga regardless of Karim Benzema harm
- After a stalemate first half, the guests had been two goals up earlier than the hour mark
- Vinicius Junior, assisted by Luka Jovic, and then Jovic himself scored the goals
- Los Blancos’ defence prevented the hosts having even a single try on course
- Carlo Ancelotti’s males at the moment are eight points clear of second-placed Sevilla
Vinicius scored his tenth objective of the season as Real Madrid prolonged their lead on the high of La Liga to eight points. It was a case of no Karim Benzema, no downside because the Frenchman hobbled off within the first half however his Brazilian side-kick simply carried on regardless to see off Real Sociedad 2-0 on the Reale Arena.
He had some assist from Luka Jovic who got here on for Benzema and weighed in with an help and his first objective of the season. It was additionally his first objective since February 2020.
Real Sociedad had been title candidates a number of weeks however on an evening when Atletico Madrid and Barcelona additionally misplaced it’s beginning to look as if nobody will problem Carlo Ancelotti’s facet this season. If they win subsequent week’s Madrid derby their lead might be in double figures.
Real Madrid beat Real Sociedad 2-0 on Saturday after a objective and help from Luka Jovic (c)
After a goalless first half, Real ahead Vinicius Junior scored simply two minutes after the break
The Brazilian’s joyful celebrations didn’t precisely endear him to the gang on the Reale Arena
The house facet began properly and it was Alexander Isak who had the sport’s first probability from Diego Rico’s cross however Eder Militao blocked his shot.
It was on 16 minutes when Benzema went down and had to get replaced by Jovic. That left the baton in Vinicius’ hand. He had already examined Alejandro Remiro with one shot and despatched one other one his method shortly after his French strike companion hobbled off.
Vinicius was filled with methods and one flick to get him away from Mikel Oyarzabal nearly introduced the Real Sociedad supporters to their toes.
Serbian Jovic performed an lively half within the match after striker Karim Benzema went off injured
Real Sociedad (4-4-2): Remiro; Gorosabel (Zaldua 68), Zubeldia, Le Normand, Rico (Munoz 86); Januzaj (Portu 68), Guevara (Turrientes 61), Zubimendi, Oyarzabal; Sorloth (Barrenetxea 61), Isak.
Substitutes not used: Ryan; Pacheco, Guridi, Navarro, Lobete, Djouahra.
Yellow playing cards: Zubeldia 26, Januzaj 60.
Manager: Imanol Alguacil.
Real Madrid (4-3-3): Courtois; Carvajal, Militao, Alaba, Mendy; Modric, Casemiro (Camavinga 65), Kroos (Valverde 81); Rodrygo (Asensio 81), Benzema (Jovic 17), Vinicius Junior.
Substitutes not used: Lunin; Vallejo, Nacho, Marcelo, Isco, Vazquez, Hazard, Diaz.
Goals: Vinicius Junior 47, Jovic 57.
Manager: Carlo Ancelotti.
La Real bought into their stride because the half progressed and Isak and Alex Sorloth started to bully Madrid though the commanding Militao was nonetheless a match for them each and one unbelievable block denied the house facet the opener.
It was within the second half that the goals got here. Vinicius scored one not dissimilar to the one he bought final week in opposition to Sevilla. Two minutes into the second interval he took the ball down on the left touchline and drifted infield after swapping passes with Jovic earlier than side-foot volleying the ball previous Remiro.
Madrid double their lead 10 minutes later when Jovice dive-headed the ball previous Remiro after Casemiro nodded down Toni Kroos’ nook.
Sociedad, in fifth and stage on points with Atletico Madrid, weren’t robust sufficient in defence
Manager Imanol Alguacil is not going to be blissful together with his facet not recording a single shot on course
But Los Blancos boss Carlo Ancelotti noticed his facet go eight points clear on the high of LaLiga
Vinicius might have made it 3-0 simply earlier than the ultimate whistle. The excellent Militao despatched him clear and Vinicius once more managed to mix tempo and energy tempered with management. He raced clear of Real Sociedad’s defence however this time Remiro made the save.
Madrid deserved the win having peppered the house staff’s objective with eight pictures on course. They don’t have to win in Europe in midweek and they will relaxation Benzema who in all probability nonetheless wont make the derby.
With Vinicius on this form of type they may even handle with out him. They definitely had an excessive amount of for Real Sociead who’ve now gone three video games and not using a win.