Real Madrid maintain perfect start to LaLiga

Real Madrid maintain perfect start to LaLiga

Real Madrid maintained their flawless record in the Spanish league with another impressive comeback, securing a 2-1 victory over Real Sociedad on Sunday.

In a thrilling encounter at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, Federico Valverde and Joselu found the back of the net early in the second half, securing Madrid’s fifth consecutive win to kick off the league season.

As the only team with an unblemished record, Real Madrid currently holds a two-point lead over second-placed Barcelona. Barcelona has also been in great form, winning four consecutive matches after an initial draw.

Real Sociedad got off to a strong start, with Ander Barrenetxea scoring a goal from inside the box just five minutes into the match, courtesy of a precise cross from Japan’s forward, Takefusa Kubo.

However, Federico Valverde quickly leveled the score for Madrid with a powerful strike from outside the penalty area less than a minute into the second half.

The decisive moment came in the 60th minute when Joselu scored the go-ahead goal with a well-timed header, thanks to a precise cross from Fran Garcia, who had also played a crucial role in Valverde’s goal.

This marked the third time this season that Real Madrid had to stage a comeback to secure a victory, having previously come from behind against Almeria and Getafe.

Reflecting on this, Real Madrid’s coach, Carlo Ancelotti, remarked, “The positive aspect is that we have demonstrated the ability to recover from early setbacks, but we need to analyze our performance and work on preventing such situations.”

Real Sociedad, who had drawn their first three matches, came into this game with momentum following a recent win against Granada.

New signing Jude Bellingham, who had been on fire with five goals in the first four matches, came close to adding to his tally with a spectacular diving header late in the game. However, Sociedad’s goalkeeper, Álex Ramiro, made a remarkable save to deny him.

Real Madrid, still missing the injured forward Vinícius Júnior, is set to return to the Bernabeu on Wednesday as they kick off their Champions League campaign with a group-stage match against Union Berlin.