Real Madrid climbed to the summit of Spanish Laliga, after beating Real Sociedad in a game that was marred by controversy.
Two second half goals from Sergio Ramos and Karim Benzema helped Zinedine Zidane’s men leapfrog Barcelona on the league table after seeing off Real Sociedad.
Both sides were evenly matched in the first half, after Zidane shocked everyone with his starting line up. The French Manager chose to leave Eden Hazard and Luka Modric on the bench, while giving a surprising start to James Rodriguez and Vinicius Junior.
The second half brought with it all the actions to be seen in the fairly contested fixture, as Vinicius Jnr. won a penalty for Los Blancos.
Captain, Sergio Ramos, stepped up and slotted home the opener on the 50th minute mark.
However, Spanish Center back was unable to continue the game following a knee collision with Alexander Isak.
Controversy started when second half substitute, Adnan Januzaj thought he had levelled the game again.
The Belgium star struck a well placed shot from just outside the box to beat Courtois in goal, but it was ruled out following a VAR check.
Mikel Merino was deemed to have obstructed Thibaut Courtois’ vision, while standing in an offside position. Real Sociedad’s bench were however unimpressed by the decision, as question marks were still raised.
With Twenty minutes of regular time left, Real Madrid doubled their lead through in-form Karim Benzema, albeit another controversy.
Karim Benzema appeared to have controlled Federico Valverde’s cross with his right arm, leading to the goal. But another VAR check showed that he used his shoulder, to the dismay of Sociedad players.
The Basque side eventually pulled one back through Merino in the 83rd minute to take the game down the wire.
Despite the threats posed by Sociedad to steal a point from the game, Real were able to show their superiority in experience by seeing off the game.
2-1 it ended in favour of Real, as Brazilian Defensive Midfielder, Casemiro, was selected as the Man of the Match.
Three vital points for the Madrid gaints away from home, as they maintain thier 100% Corona-football record, in a bid to reclaim the Laliga crown.