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Real Madrid has defeated Real Sociedad in a La Liga match played at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday. Madrid won the match by a close margin of 4-3. This was the 11th victory for Madrid in the ongoing La Liga. Madrid is currently at no. 3 in the points table with 36 points in 18 matches.
Real Madrid was off to a brilliant start in the match and took the lead in the second minute with the goal of Karim Benzema. Sami Khedira set up the goal with a great pass to Benzema just outside the penalty area. Benzema turned and smashed the ball into the left hand corner of the net.
But, Madrid didn’t manage to maintain the lead for a long time. The scores were equalized just after a few minutes. Sociedad earned a penalty in the ninth minute and Xabi Prieto made full use of that opportunity. He sent the ball into the right hand corner of the net and brought his team back into the match. The goal keeper of Madrid, Iker Casillas, was completely deceived by that shot. He dived in the wrong direction.
Real Madrid got ahead again in the 35th minute with the goal of Sami Khedira. Who capitalized on the pass of Ricardo Carvalho and played a brilliant back heeled shot to send the ball into the net. But, again, Madrid lost the advantage soon. Prieto found the net for the second time in the match in the 40th minute and the scores got equalized.
The Real Madrid team started the second half very aggressively. Cristiano Ronaldo scored a couple of goals just in the space of two minutes and put the Sociedad team under a lot of pressure. However, Prieto completed his hat trick in the 76th minute and made the match quite interesting, but, eventually, he wasn’t able to prevent the defeat of his team. In the remaining time, the Madrid players played quite sensibly and didn’t give any chance to their opponent.
The Tottenham midfielder Gareth Bale has said that he is confident that the team can recover from the three consecutive defeats suffered in the Premier league. Tottenham suffered their third consecutive defeat in the Premier league following the 5-2 defeat at the hands of arch rivals Arsenal during the weekend. Gareth Bale was one of the scores for Tottenham in otherwise poor match for the club. Due to the fact that they have lost their way in recent weeks, their competition for the top four positions is now under threat. However, the good spirit within the team will be able to lead them to winning ways once again according to the Welsh winger.
This defeat has now meant that Tottenham are currently eighth in the Premier league. Gareth Bale has said that the team is extremely good in the opening few minutes of the match when they also took the lead through striker Emmanuel Adebayor. However, the 18th minute red card for the Togo striker meant that it was downhill for Tottenham from then on in. Bale refused to blame the striker for the defeat and has said that everyone felt bad after the match. However, they are keen to pick up things when they take on West Ham United in another London derby this weekend.
“We started well, felt in control, got an early goal and the lads were confident that we’d see out the rest of the game or even take the game to them and score more goals. It was obviously disappointing in the end but the lads showed spirit, we fought back and tried to attack at every chance. If the lads show that spirit in every game, with 11 men, I’m sure we’ll be fine,” said Bale, who scored the final goal for Tottenham in the match.