LaLiga: La Real says goodbye to Madrid | Sports

14 points behind Barça and only 15 in dispute, Real Madrid certified in San Sebastián what was sung: they only have to go to Cups. In the League, a Real with a European fragrance made him resign. With orchestral Silva, a skid by Militão and a stupendous maneuver by the electric Barrenetxea sent Madrid to the damp canvas of Anoeta.

A. Society


Remiro, Zubeldia (Jon Pacheco, min. 64), Le Normand, Aihen Muñoz, Gorosabel (Elustondo, min. 62), Merino, Take Kubo (Barrenetxea, min. 73), Oyarzabal, David Silva (Illarramendi, min. 89) , Martín Zubimendi and Sörloth (Carlos Fernández, min. 73)


real Madrid

Courtois, Eder Militao, Nacho, Dani Carvajal, Rüdiger, Dani Ceballos, Aurelien Tchouameni, Kroos (Lucas Vázquez, min. 63), Mariano (Álvaro Rodríguez, min. 58), Rodrygo and Marco Asensio (Sergio Arribas, min. 82)

goals 1-0 min. 46: Take Kubo. 2-0 min. 85: Barrenetxea.

Referee Juan Luis Pulido Santana

Yellow cards Gorosabel (min. 22), Dani Carvajal (min. 52), Dani Ceballos (min. 79), Nacho (min. 87) and Rodrygo (min. 91)

A flat Madrid, faded by absences, definitely went to the gutter with the expulsion of Carvajal on the hour. One more league disappointment for the madridistas against an expansive Real Sociedad in flight towards the next edition of the European Cup. A team with rennet that does not lack a basket and that has moved freely in the upper zone throughout the championship, even when it had the odd blackout.

From the outset, without the shit from Girona, Madrid was planted in Anoeta with another dregs, even though the white consortium lacked Vinicius, Benzema, Camavinga and Modric, all of them very owning. The champion shaved, it was a night for jaws of steel against a life-giving Royal. A musketeer team in which no one gets away. A group, that of Imanol Alguacil, who plays in combustion, trained to encapsulate the opponent in his field and without fuss in his own. He does not lack soloists, but Madrid little by little adjusted the arrests. For example, the one from Nacho to Kubo, unruly at first, then out of the loop until his thanks to Militão at 1-0. On the other shore there were hardly any footprints from Oyarzabal, lowered as a winger, a position for which overflow and spark are required that the Basque has not yet recovered after his tortuous injury.

Soccer between the lines is better for Real Sociedad, where Silva’s observatory, Merino’s strength and Sorloth’s bulk prevail. And in that funnel Madrid operated well in the first act, signed Tchouameni with the help of Kroos and Ceballos. Real lacked an offensive oar, limited to Rodrygo, in Vinicius’s square, a can for Gorosabel, and Militão’s headers. There was Mariano, an emergency resource, lost like a stranger.

A dry shot from Tchouameni put Remiro on alert shortly before Zubimendi crashed against the crossbar after a corner kick taken by Kubo. And it was the turn of Courtois, saving with the left foot of a shot from Silva. With the game lively, Oyarzabal claimed a penalty from Militão, which seemed to tie him up. The arbitration squad did not want to know anything.

Moment in which Pulido Santana expels Dani Carvajal.
Moment in which Pulido Santana expels Dani Carvajal.AFP7 via Europa Press (AFP7 via Europa Press)

Over time, the match lost some of its grace until the intermission. A lot of quartermaster and little purple. Some and others screwed when trying to channel the game, luck that has long referred to the goalkeepers. It doesn’t matter if they don’t have Bolshoi feet. Today it is a desecration to throw a ball, no matter how much the rival hits. Courtois had problems, and some Remiro, especially with the Anoeta grass as a skating rink. And so Militão’s coladura arrived just after the break. The Brazilian, forced by Sorloth, who is not Haaland but has a Norwegian bodywork, slipped and did a pirouette to pass the brown to Courtois. The pass from him blurred by him Kubo thanked him, rascal and smart.

Ancelotti intervened to give Álvaro a reel for the inconsequential Mariano, a tourist in Donosti. By then, Carvajal was already flea-ridden with the referee, a judge too severe to condemn him with the first card for a simple protest and with the red card for a winning round with Aihen Muñoz. An easy trigger collegiate with the cards. A complete upset for Madrid, which remained in the bones. The Royal Society, at the feet of the symphonic Silva, who still plays with the air of a cadet. An enlightened, wise and facundo with the ball.

Imanol refreshed the attack with Carlos Fernández and Barrenetxea. The future of the party was for the local closure. Barrenetxea had it with a free kick on the balcony of the area, but Courtois was Courtois. Rattle for his team, Barrenetxea won 2-0 after a beat from Silva. The Basque winger shook off Lucas, Carvajal’s replacement, and nailed the second blue and white goal. There was no longer a response from Madrid, to which the League had long seemed Himalayan. Meanwhile, in Donosti it smells like Champions.

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