Real Madrid 4-1 Real Sociedad summary: score, goals, highlights, LaLiga
Real Madrid 4-1 Real Sociedad: as it happened
Los Blancos have Wednesday to look forward to now, when they welcome PSG to the Santiago Bernabéu.
They find themselves 1-0 down from the first leg against PSG, after Kylian Mbappé gave the Ligue 1 outfit the advantage with a late goal in Paris.
Madrid move eight points clear at the top of the table with their win at the Bernabéu.
FT: Real Madrid 4-1 Real Sociedad
This is the perfect way to prepare for the arrival of PSG on Wednesday.
There will be four minutes added on.
Madrid have had 17 attempts on goal. Los Blancos are running down the clock now. La Real just want to get on the bus.
Modric goes off to the ovation he deserves.
Real Madrid 4-1 Real Sociedad
Carvajal picks out Asensio and the sub slots home first time to put the game to bed.
Real Madrid 3-1 Real Sociedad
That's Benzema 20th goal in LaLiga this season, a fine return from the No 9.
Benzema sends Remiro the wrong way to make it 3-1 to Madrid.
It's third time lucky for Benzema...
It goes to VAR and the free has been changed to a penalty as Elustondo fouls Vinicius on the edge of the box.
PENALTY FOR MADRID!
Elustondo fouls Vinicius right on the edge of the box. Madrid have the free-kick as they look to add a third goal.
Marco Asensio is warming up for Real Madrid.
And it's back to Real Madrid 2-1 Real Sociedad
Rodrygo is OFFSIDE in the build-up - No goal
Benzema smashes it past Remiro from eight yards.
Merino looks to play it to Oyarzabal but instead overhits it and screams at himself.
Elustondo is accidentally hit by Rafinha. He's only on and gets a whack. 2-1
Real Sociedad make two more changes:
OFF Zaldua & Illarramendi
ON Elustundo & Zubimendi
Remiro keeps his side in the game after Benzema found space, turned and shot.
Remiro saves from Benzema!
Modric finds the ball in that position, 25 yards from goal, his favourite, but his shot is blocked.
Zaldua picks up a yellow card for fouling Casemiro.
Casemiro smashes a free-kick through the wall and straight at Remiro. The keeper is well-positioned to parry it away. It's hit really well by Casemiro.
He tests Remiro, who gets down low to push it out for a corner.
Vinicius does really well to find Rodrygo on the right, but he hits the side netting from a tight angle.
If you're just joining is, Real Madrid are leading Real Sociedad 2-1.
Madrid really turned it on after Oyarzabal's early penalty, with goals from Camavinga and Modric after struggling to break down the away team. Modric keeps getting better!
HT: Real Madrid 2-1 Real Sociedad
There will be one additional minute played.
Real Madrid 2-1 Real Sociedad
Benzema rolls it to Modric and the Croatian moves it on to his left foot before smashing it into the top corner from 25 yards. Superb strike from a superb player.
Remiro denies Rodrygo from close range.
Real Madrid 1-1 Real Sociedad
Benzema makes it 2-1 but is offside, and he does not look offside!
It's a wonderful strike from 25 yards!
Illarramendi - 5.5 km
Casemiro - 4.6 km
Vinicius looks to play in Benzema but Merino reads it like a book. La Real have been banked in their own half for the majority of the first half but lead 0-1.
Zaldua pulls down Vinicius. Modric crosses the free. Pacheco meets the cross and clears with a header.
Real Madrid are undefeated in their last 23 home matches in LaLiga.
Madrid are building most of their play down the right, meaning Vinicius has not been in the game.
The ball falls to Casemiro from 30 yards but he's leaning back and sends it high and wide. He used to a striker, by the way...
Alaba curls it but Isak heads over for a corner. Illarramendi clears the resulting Madrid corner.
Illarramendi fouls Camavinga just outside the box. The Frenchman goes over. Free in a dangerous position.
Alaba heads Oyarzabal's corner away.
Illarramendi fouls Militao. Modric takes the free. Illarramendi clears it. Oyarzabal flies down the left on the counter but Carvajal makes up for his earlier mistake and it's out for a corner.
La Real are happy to soak up the pressure and hit Madrid on the break with the pace of Isak in attack.
Madrid are really struggling to find Benzema who is constantly surrounded by three. When he does link up, it's normally with Vinicius, who has also been quiet.
Luka Modric tries his trademark outside of the boot cross. Le Normand is there to head away.
Rodrygo crosses from the right but there is nobody there and the away side can clear.
Illarramendi played 59 times for Madrid between 2013 and 2015.
Madrid have found it difficult to break down the back five, who are protected by the brilliant Merino and former Madrid player Illarramendi in front.
Real Sociedad are defending in a 5-3-2 with Zaldua and Gorosabel tucking in to help the three centre-backs.
Mendy fouls Zaldua and it's a free to the away side.
Rodrygo finds space down the right. Camavinga plays it inside to Casemiro. Rodrygo picks it up once again and crosses from near the byline but Real Sociedad clear.
You know it's a penalty when none of the Real Madrid players appeal the decision.
Real Madrid 0-1 Real Sociedad
He couldn't have hit it any better. He's excellent from the spot.
Mikel Oyarzabal sends it low and hard past Courtois, who guesses correctly.
Carvajal takes down David Silva!
Penalty for Real Sociedad!
Madrid have not lost to Real Sociedad at home in their last five meetings, nor have they lost a game in the last 23 at the Bernabéu.
Oyarzabal goes down from a challenge by Militao.
Benzema crosses for Vinicius at the back post but it's too high for the Brazilian.
Madrid keep the ball for a lengthy spell early on. David Silva is playing in the hole behind Isak for La Real.
Camavinga gets a rare start for Madrid tonight.
Real Sociedad beat Mallorca 2-0 on Wednesday but this will be a different challenge for Alguacil's men.
Real Madrid are playing from left to right.
And we're underway at the Bernabéu!
A very emotional Andriy Lunin takes his place on the bench.
Jesús Gil Manzano is today's referee.
Real Madrid keeper Lunin comes out and joins both teams for a photo as they stand together in front of a Ukraine flag. A very nice and important gesture.
Here come the teams!
The players of both sides are also wearing "all of us with Ukraine" t-shirts over their shirts.
There is a huge banner in the Bernabéu saying "all of us with Ukraine"
A win today for Real Madrid will set them up nicely for their Champions League clash with PSG on Wednesday.
Kick-off is just minutes away!
Real Sociedad XI
Isak and Zaldua come in for La Real.
- 24Le Normand
- 26Jon Pacheco
- 21David Silva
Real Madrid XI
Camavinga and Rodrygo come in for Madrid.
- 3Eder Militao
- 23Ferland Mendy
- 2Dani Carvajal
- 20Vinicius Junior
Ancelotti satisfied with Real Madrid's progress
Carlo Ancelotti insisted he is happy with the progress Real Madrid have made so far during his second spell in charge.
While they are out of the Copa del Rey, Madrid are still favourites for the title and are in with a chance of Champions League progression, albeit they must overcome a 1-0 deficit from the first leg of their last-16 tie when they face Paris Saint-Germain next week.
"We have done really good things this season. It could have been better, but could have been worse as well," Ancelotti said.
"I'm honestly happy with the work we've done, the job we've done throughout the season.
"I think we've handled quite well the situations and now we are where we wanted to be in a very important moment of the season."
- Real Madrid are undefeated in their last 23 home matches in LaLiga
- Real Sociedad have kept a clean sheet in 6 of their last 7 matches in LaLiga
- Madrid have kept a clean sheet in their last 4 matches in LaLiga
La Real's mixed form
Real Sociedad have had a mixed spell of late, losing 4-0 to Athletic Club in the Basque derby but they turned to their big names on Wednesday against Mallorca.
Mikel Merino was unplayable for La Real as they ran out 2-0 winners thanks to goals from David Silva (assisted by Merino) and Merino himself.
Real Madrid looking to extend lead at top of LaLiga
Real Madrid welcome Real Sociedad to the Santiago Bernabéu on Saturday as they look to extend their lead at the top of the LaLiga table.
Sevilla have closed the gap on Carlo Ancelotti's side in recent weeks but dropped two points away to Alavés on Friday.
Madrid will be confident of getting a result against Real Sociedad before PSG come to town for Champions League last 16 action on 9 March.
Mbappé has a verbal agreement in place with Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez. Despite the French club's offers, he wants to leave.
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