Santiago Bernabeu, January 06 at 11:00 PM IST
The falling empire of the defending champions, Real Madrid, will seek a desperate resurrection when they play host to a struggling Real Sociedad side on Sunday at the Santiago Benrabeu. Yes, they’re not done and dusted, but they definitely are not in a position where everyone is so so used to see them in. A win against their lowly visitors will take them back into the top 4, four points behind leaders Barcelona, who’ll play later in the day.
Real Sociedad, on the other hand, are in even deeper woes, as they find themselves on a losing streak that has now stretched to four games. The rough patch has been so disturbing for Real Sociedad that they now find themselves just three points away from the relegation zone. A defeat for them and a win for Athletic Bilbao and Villarreal will put them straight into the bottom three. Despite the stakes being so high, Sociedad will fancy a draw to be the best they can get at the Berbabeu tomorrow.
Real Madrid – 4, Real Sociedad – 0, Draws – 0
Real Madrid – D W W W L W
Real Sociedad – L L L L W L
Real Madrid Team News
Real Sociedad Team News
Real Madrid Playing11: Courtois (GK); Marcelo, Ramos, Varane, Carvajal; Kroos, Casemiro,Cabellos; Isco, Benzema, Vazquez
Real Sociedad Playing11: Rulli (GK); Munoz, Moreno, Llorente, Aritz; Oyarzabal, Zurutuza, Illaramendi, Januzaj; William Jose, Juanmi
Real Madrid will have a lot of hopes on Isco, who is more or less expected to step in the big shoes of Cristiano Ronaldo, and an ageing Karim Benzema. For Real Sociedad, Adnan Januzaj‘s form will be the key point, while William Jose too will be expected to put the ball behind the net.