Real Madrid and Zinedine Zidane find themselves with an amazing opportunity to reclaim the opportunity to win the Spanis La Liga title today when they face off against Real Sociedad.
On Friday, Barcelona had another opportunity to go 5 points clear of rivals and mortal enemies Real Madrid but failed when they dropped two points against third-placed Sevilla in a game where both teams had opportunities to steal all three points.
Teenage sensation Ansu Fati came close on several occasions to give the Catalans the much-desired win but failed to get the goals.
With Marco Asensio returning to goal scoring and assisting like he never left, Real Madrid will hope they can conquer a Real Sociedad who have not had a good run in the last 2 games, losing to Alaves and drawing against Osasuna.
Last weekend saw club top scorer Karim Benzema get on the scoresheet and Zidane and the boys know that a 5 zero win in tonight’s game could prove to be vital for them to leapfrog Barcelona and claim the first position in the La Liga Santander.
Big summer signing Eden Hazard seems fully fit and going by the previous matches, he looks like a man on a mission to help the Los Blancos to the championships.
Toni Kroos continues to be an integral piece in the midfield with his ability to control the pace of the game while pushing forward to score crucial goals if his 4 goals in the campaign are anything to go by considering how the forwards at the club have been hit by a drought in the La Liga.
In the midfield is where Real Madrid will be cautious and deploying Valverde alongside the evergreen Casemiro would offer the defense the backup and allow Kroos and Hazard to be industries upfront to look for goal-scoring opportunities for Benzema and Asensio.
The support staff of Rodrygo, Vinicius, and Isco could be other players Zidane will deploy to help themselves get back to the top of the league.
Real Sociedad will look to players like Real Madrid on loan player Martin Odegaard, Januzaj, Willaim Jose for the goals while hoping that Diego Llorente and Elustondo will provide cover for goalkeeper Alex Remiro.
Real Madrid manages to get all necessary 3 points and the closing stages for La Liga would prove to be great for both La Liga and Barcelona. Barcelona has Athletic Bilbao, Villareal, Athletic Madrid, Espanyol, Valladolid, Osasuna, and Alaves while Real Madrid still has to play Leganes, Villareal, Granada, Alaves, Athletic Bilbao, Getafe, Mallorca, and Espanyol.
Real Sociedad picked up a 1 all draw against Osasuna in their last game while Real Madrid picked up an impressive 3-0 victory against Valencia. Both teams will be gunning for 3 points but Real Madrid should prove to be more superior both on paper and on ambitions.
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