Gareth Bale gave Real Madrid an early lead with a lovely glancing header just two minutes in, before Marco Asensio brought comfort to the scoreline with an exquisite chip to give Real Madrid a two goal lead going into the break.
Sociedad clawed their way back into the game in the second half, but Real Madrid's defence held firm. Gareth Bale put the cherry on top of the icing on the cake with a calm finish in the 4th minute of injury time to cap off a fine performance from Madrid in their La Liga opener.
90+3' Not much happening on the pitch, as Real Madrid have killed the game and look to have collected all three points.
90' 4 minutes of added time.
88' Bale limps off for treatment to HUGE jeers from the crowd.
87' HANDBAGS! Both sides are involved in a scuffle as Bale is down after a rather poor tackle. Worrying scenes for Real Madrid. Unsurprisingly, Sergio Ramos is yellow carded, for a shove on Oyarzabal.
86' Intelligent play from Vela as he takes a quick throw in and send Willian Jose towards goal, but Casemiro recovers and gets his body in front, only for Jose to foul him.
85' Marcelo had clattered into Casilla and he receives treatment, much to the annoyance of the home crowd.
84' CHANCE! Oyarzabal runs clear down the right and powers a shot at goal, only for Marcelo to recover and block his shot with a tackle.
82' Real Madrid are dominating on the counter, and Lucas Vazquez earns a corner as his cross from the right is blocked. Rulli comfortably collects the subsequent set-piece delivery.
80' Nearly! Willian Jose nearly plays through Carlos Vela with a clever ball, but Varane stretches out a leg and intercepts.
79' Carlos Vela comes on for Mikel Gonzalez ; an attacking change from Eusebio Sacristan
78' James nearly creates a goal with his first touch, sending Lucas Vazquez clear, but he opts to chip a cross to a heavily marked Isco on the far post and the chance goes to waste.
77' James Rodriguez comes on for Morata
Marco Asensio's La Liga debut for Real Madrid by numbers:
91% pass accuracy
2 successful take ons
75' A quiet spell now, as Real Sociedad labour to get back into the game, but Real Madrid's defence keeps them out with ease.The hosts have earned a corner though, which is cleared by Varane!
72' Toni Kroos is replaced by Isco
71' Zurutuza clears Kroos' delivery from the corner and Sociedad charge back on the counter, but predictably, lose the impetus. They have really struggled to break down the Madrid defence tonight.
69' WHAT A SAVE! Ramos' free-kick hits the wall, and Kovacic pounces on the rebound and sends a thunderbolt of a shot at the bottom corner, only for Rulli to make a fingertip save. Real Madrid have a corner.
68' Real Sociedad have had a lot of the ball in the last few minutes, but a misplaced pass allows Madrid to counter, and Bale is fouled as he appears to pull clear. The visitors have a free kick in a promising position!
65' Marcelo sends Morata clear down the left wing, and he holds off his marker, but the ball deflects of his foot for a free kick. Later, Lucas Vazquez comes on to replace Marco Asensio
64' Yuri sends in a good cross from the left, but Juanmi is unable to get any contact on the ball. Sociedad are gradually getting into the game.
62' ALMOST! Asensio charges up the centre and play a peach of a through ball to Bale on the right, but Rulli charges out and forces the Welshman wide, and he can't capitalise on the chance.
61' The game has settled into a sloppy spell, with both sides unable to keep the ball for a concerted spell of possession.
57' CLOSE! Illarramendi sends in a lovely,curling cross from a right-wing free-kick and Zurutuza rises highes to head the ball at goal, but his effort flies narrowly over the bar.
55' OFF THE BAR! Morata's shot from the left edge of the box is palmed away by Rulli, and Kroos' acrobatic shot from the rebound cannons off the crossbar.
53' A spell of Sociedad pressure ends with Carvajal bailing his side out of danger. As Real Madrid counter, Morata goes down in the box after the slightest of contact and the referee books him for a dive.
51' SHOT! Real Sociedad's frustrations are given human form as Yuri lets fly from 40 yards out. It goes into Row Z
48' End-to-end stuff as Asensio's cross to Morata in the box is cleared.
47' HOW DID THEY NOT SCORE! Screams for a penalty as Bergara is knocked in the back when a cross from the right is played to him in the box.
46' Real Madrid almost score with their opening attack, as Asensio plays in a low cross to Bale at the near post, but he stumbles and as the ball bobbles, Inigo Martinez clears the ball!
46' Sociedad get us underway in the second half!
HT: The teams are out and the second half is moments away!
Some hope for Real Sociedad : It has been 75 matches and 2 years since Real Madrid last failed to win a Liga game after taking a 2-0 lead [4-2 vs Sociedad in Aug 2014].
Marco Asensio scores on his Real Madrid league debut, their youngest league scorer since Morata in Feb 2013
HT: Real Sociedad 0-2 Real Madrid : No Ronaldo, No Benzema, No Problem! Bale gave Real an early lead, before Asensio scored a peach of a goal to give Real a two goal lead going into the break.
45' 1 minute of added time.
44' ALMOST! Marcelo sends in a peach of a cross from the left wing as a corner is played out to him, and Casemiro leaps highest to head the ball narrowly over.
42' Unsurprisingly, Real Madrid have had 58% of the possession so far.
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