Real Madrid scored two goals in ten minutes to consolidate their position at the top of La Liga after they beat Real Sociedad 2-0 (match result) despite an injury to Karim Benzema. The first half of the football match ended on a goalless draw but as the game started after the interval Vinicius Junior took the lead. In the 47th minute Vini opened the scoring for Real Madrid and 10 minutes later Luka Jovic doubled the lead for Real Madrid. This is noted to be Los Blancos’ eighth consecutive win and 12th victory in all matches.
Manager Carlo Ancelotti said, “Those stats suggest that we’re performing well. This is a tough place to come to and they’re a strong side. We played well and deserved the win after what was a strong all-round performance. We’ve got that lead at the top because we’re playing well, are showing ourselves to be a solid side and are getting that consistency in our results”.
Ancelotti added: “It seemed like it was a straightforward game but it wasn’t because Real Sociedad have real quality and the fact that they weren’t able to show all of that quality is down to my team, who put in a strong all-round display. I don’t want to go thinking about winning La Liga now and I don’t want anyone to think about it because every game is a battle and we have to be very smart because our next games come thick and fast”.
Real have 39 points from 12 wins in 16 matches, eight more than second-placed Sevilla (31). Sevilla beat Villarreal 1-0. Barcelona lost 0-1 at home to Real Betis. This is Barcelona’s first defeat since Xavi Hernandez took over as coach. Barcelona is at number seven with 23 points.