Real Sociedad – Real Madrid
Real Sociedad hosts Real Madrid in arguably the most interesting game of the 4th round of the Spanish La Liga.
Real Sociedad started the new season in La LIga in a really positive way. Eusebio’s team won three consecutive matches so far, beating Celta, Vilarreal and Deportivo La Coruna. It would be too much to call them a title contender, but if they keep this level up, they could be one of the contenders for a place in the Champions League. Last season La Real qualified for the Europa League, but maybe now their ambitions are even higher.
Speaking of Europa League, Real Sociedad started their participation in the competition in a really impressive way – by beating Rosenborg with 4-0 at home. It would be interesting to see how far they could go in this tournament. Why not reaching the final?
Real Madrid on the other hand started the season in La Liga surprisingly bad. ZInedine Zidane’s team won its first game against Deportivo La Coruna, but after that Los Blancos lost points against Valencia and Levante at home. Of course, it’s too early for panic, but with Barcelona winning four games in a row, Real Madrid should start winning games as soon as possible.
During the week Zidane’s team beat APOEL with 3-0 in the Champions League, which was far from surprising. Now they will have much more difficult test in San Sebastian.
Real Sociedad’s manager Eusebio will be without Raul Navas and Jon Guridi in this game, as they are still recovering from injuries. Inigo Martinez and Carlos Martinez are doubtful because of injuries.
Real Madrid can’t use the suspended stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcelo. In the same time Karim Benzema and Mateo Kovacic are injured. Marco Asensio remains doubtful. In other words – Zinedine Zidane has some problems in front of him.