Over the years, Real Madrid made tons of comebacks after conceding an early goal. Last night, they wrote another story of a brilliant comeback in La Liga. Despite conceding a goal in just five minutes, Real Madrid successfully returned two more goals in the second half and secured a stunning victory against Real Sociedad. This victory has extended Real Madrid’s winning streak to five matches in La Liga. They are at the top of the table with 15 points so far.
Real Madrid are very determined to win the title this season after missing the previous year. The Los Blancos, winning four out of our games, welcomed Real Sociedad last night at Santiago Bernabeu. Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti set up the team formation with 4-1-2-1-2, where Rodrygo and new signing Joselu played as the strikers. Besides, Real Sociedad’s coach Imanol Alguacil played his team in a 4-3-3 formation.
Real Sociedad displayed a very energetic performance at the beginning of the game. They stunned thousands of home fans at Santiago Bernabeu as Ander Barrenetxea found the back of the net in just five minutes. The visitors could have doubled the lead within five minutes, but Takefusa Kubo’s stunned goal was ruled out due to offside.
However, Real Madrid started taking the control over the time. Their golden opportunity came in the 15th minute, but Joselu failed to score from an open position as he hit the bar.
After that, both sides created so many chances in the first half. But goalkeepers from the two sides gave their best for their respective teams. Real Madrid keeper Kepa was incredible last night against Real Sociedad, keeping alive his team by making 8 saves.
However, Real Madrid got back into the game at the very beginning of the second half. Midfielder Federico Valverde netted the ball in the 46th minute with a bullet shot, which leveled the scoreline of the match.
The first goal gave a massive boost to the entire Madrid squad, which led them to make a classic comeback. Real Madrid continued pressing high in the second half. Finally, they found the net in the 60th minute as Joselu scored a stunning goal with a header.
After that, both sides tried hard to score more, but no one could break the defense in the remaining minute. As a result, Real Madrid won the game and have extended their winning run in La Liga.
We managed to do it thanks to the commitment – Ancelotti
Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti shared his thoughts following the victory against Real Sociedad. He is pleased with his team’s performance, but the manager said Real Madrid need to prevent conceding early goals.
Ancelotti said, “‘We’ve conceded goals in three of the five games we’ve played, and gone behind in them. We have to prevent that from happening because it’s hard to get back into the game, and you have to make more of an effort, as we saw today. And today it was against a side who play very good football.”
“We managed to do it thanks to the commitment, energy, and desire from the team, which has been something that’s been seen in all of these games,” the manager added.