In a sensational display of resilience and determination, Real Madrid clawed their way back from an early deficit to secure a dramatic 2-1 victory over Real Sociedad on Sunday. The electrifying clash at the Santiago Bernabeu saw Carlo Ancelotti’s side regain their throne at the top of LaLiga, extending their winning streak to an impressive five consecutive matches and amassing a perfect league run with 15 points to their name.
They now sit two points ahead of second-placed Barcelona, who had routed Betis 5-0 the day before.
The match kicked off with an unexpected twist as Real Sociedad swiftly took the lead just five minutes into the game. Former Madrid player Take Kubo orchestrated the attack, delivering a precise cross to Ander Barrenetxea in the heart of the box. Keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga pulled off a spectacular save, but the rebound was swiftly dispatched by Barrenetxea, sending the visitors into an early lead.
Real Madrid’s response was nothing short of spectacular. Federico Valverde, in the opening seconds of the second half, unleashed a blistering shot from the edge of the box that found the left post before nestling into the net. This stunning strike marked Valverde’s first goal of the season and proved to be a turning point in the match.
“The best thing we did was try,” Valverde reflected after the game. “They had a lot of chances, and the first one they had they scored. But we always kept trying, and the goal right at the start of the second half helped us to keep pushing. Whatever I can do to contribute, I’m happy.”
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The icing on the cake for Real Madrid came in the 60th minute when summer signing Joselu rose to the occasion. A perfectly delivered cross from Fran Garcia on the left wing found Joselu, who powered a towering header into the back of the net, securing the crucial lead.
“Any team in the league can hurt you; we have to correct things because we conceded a goal very early on,” noted Joselu. “But this is at the Bernabeu (Stadium), and with our fans, we were able to turn it around. The goals that I score and help the team to earn points, that’s what makes me the happiest.”
Real Madrid now shifts their focus to the Champions League, with a highly anticipated clash against Union Berlin on Wednesday followed by a league derby against Atletico Madrid. The stage is set for an exciting campaign, as Real Madrid continues to showcase their mettle both domestically and in Europe.