Real Madrid go top with Sociedad win

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Real Madrid go top with Sociedad win, leave Barcelona behind on head-to-head record.


Real Madrid moved to top of the La Liga table after 2-1 win over Real Sociedad.

Equal in points with Barcelona, Madrid moved to the top via head-to-head record thanks to 2-0 victory of Barca back in March.

James Rodriguez was handed a rare start with Real Madrid in search of win at Reale Arena after Barcelona drew at Sevilla on Friday.

Both the teams had to wait until the second half after a goal-less first half. Real Sociedad showed plenty of fight against the away side.

Early in the second half, the visitors were handed a penalty kick following a foul over Vinicious Junior and the skipper Ramos himself stepped in to give his side the lead.

Real Madrid go top with Sociedad win

Early in the second half, the visitors were handed a penalty kick following a foul over Vinicious Junior and the skipper Ramos himself stepped in to give his side the lead.

Soon after, the skipper was forced to stretchered off after a collision with Alexander Isak.

In for striker Karim Benzema netted once again to double the lead for the visitors in the 70th minute.

The home side pulled one back ten minutes later with Mikel Marino firing past Courtois from the close range.

The turning point for Real Madrid came out when Adnan Januzaj’s equaliser was ruled out for offside who wasn’t in offside position. However, the goal was ruled out citing Merino’s offside position, who didn’t touch the ball.

“We’re angry with everything but mainly with the way we lost, because the little details and the big moments went against us,” said Merino as quoted in ESPN FC.

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