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Liga: Real Madrid follow up against Real Sociedad and consolidate their leadership position, but lose Benzema

At the end of a generally controlled match, Real Madrid brought back the three points of San Sebastián after his victory against Real Sociedad (2-0), for the 16th day of La Liga. Karim Benzema quickly came out with injury, which benefited Luka Jović, passer then scorer for a still sparkling Vinicius Jr.

Real Madrid, boss size, have strong shoulders. Very solid. Traveling on the lawn of Real Sociedad, the Merengues have disposed of Real Sociedad (2-0), as part of the 16th day of La Liga. The men of Carlo Ancelotti, who made only 2 changes in his eleven compared to the team lined up Wednesday against Athletic Bilbao, had the objective of taking an 8 point lead at the top of the Spanish championship against the one of the most attractive formations of the country, deprived of Mikel Merino and David Silva for this shock but with Mikel Oyarzabal, Aleksander Isak or Robin Le Normand.

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In the rain of San Sebastian at Anoeta stadium, the 22 actors first offered a fairly interesting spectacle with two teams keen to move forward. But if Thibaut Courtois had something to shiver on a head of Aleksander Isak saved narrowly by a nice intervention by Éder Militão (11th), the most prominent man at the start of the game having seen Karim Benzema leave prematurely on injury and give way to Luka Jović was named Vinicius Jr. The Brazilian, very restless and posing a lot of problems on his left side, however struggled to make the difference in the last gesture (3rd, 23rd). Imanol Alguacil’s troop has created some hot situations in its highlights, also lacking precision and sharpness (39th, 44th).

Jović takes advantage of Benzema’s injury

As soon as he returned from the locker room, Vinicius Junior started again on the same bases as in the first minutes of the match, hitting the first in the Basque Country. Taking advantage of a good stint with Luka Jovic, the No. 20 from Casa Blanca deceived Remiro’s vigilance to score his 10th goal of the season in the league (0-1, 47th). The Brazilian international, untenable, even went close to doubling a few minutes later (52nd). But the break came from Luka Jovic’s skull. With a beautiful plunging header, on a deflection from Casemiro following a corner kicked by Toni Kross, the Serbian was ahead of the exit of the opposing goalkeeper by throwing himself like starving (0-2, 57th).

In total control during the rest of the game, much less rhythmic, the teammates of Eduardo Camavinga, who came into play in this second act (64th), and Éder Militão, very diligent, were never really worried about a voluntary Real Sociedad but far from being at the level required to hope to achieve a result. And who could even have bowed more heavily if Remiro had not won his face-to-face with Vinicius (88th). Mission accomplished for Real Madrid therefore, which, thanks to this 12th victory of the season, the 5th in a row, widens the gap at the top of La Liga. The Merengues, undefeated since October 3, are now crossing their fingers so that Karim Benzema’s injury is not too serious. For its part, the Basque club confirms its bad patch and connects a third meeting without success.

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