LaLiga 2019/2020 | Real Madrid 3-1 Real Sociedad: 3 Talking Points
Real Madrid were back in league action after a two-week break for international fixtures and they put out a controlled performance in a 3-1 home victory over Real Sociedad at the Santiago Bernabeu.
The visitors are one of the form teams in LaLiga this season and came into the fixture in fifth place, just two points behind Real Madrid and they would have been looking to secure a major scalp by denting Real Madrid's confidence in front of their own fans.
Their course was given a massive boost when William Jose put them ahead inside the first three minutes after Sergio Ramos inexplicably sold Thibaut Courtois short with a careless backpass, but the hosts rallied on and pulled one back through Karim Benzema to go into the break on level terms.
Federico Valverde continued with his impressive trajectory with a well-taken goal from the edge of the area right after the restart (although his shot was aided by a massive deflection) and Luka Modric made sure of all three points with a left-footed half volley.
Zinedine Zidane would have been pleased with the output of his wards to thwart the challenge posted by the Basque side and here, we shall be highlighting four talking points from the matchday 13 fixture at the Santiago Bernabeu.
#3 Real Madrid issue perfect response to Barcelona
Both Real Madrid and Barcelona came into the matchday level on points at the summit of the table but it was the Catalans who kicked of the matchday with a hard-fought comeback 2-1 victory over bottom-placed Leganes at the Butarque.
This coupled with the fact that Real Madrid's city rivals Atletico could only post a 1-1 draw with Granada meant that Los Blancos needed all three points to keep up their momentum in the league.
Despite falling behind early on, the 33-time LaLiga champions never looked in doubt of picking up all three points and their victory was a justified result for their performance on the night.
The win means that Real Madrid are now unbeaten in six matches in all competitions and it seems a very long time ago when there were talks of crisis in the team.
Zinedine Zidane has stated that his side's aim this season is to wrest the league title from Barcelona and if they are to keep churning out performances like this, it would not be far-fetched to suggest that they could be crowned league champions come May next year.