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Spanish Liga BBVA

Sunday, 31 August 2014,

R Sociedad
4
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2
Real Madrid
  • Kickoff: 20:00 BST
  • Stadium: Estadio Anoeta
  • Referee: -
  • Stadium: Estadio Anoeta
  • Attendance: 27,879
  • 35' Iñigo Martínez
  • 41' David Zurutuza
  • 65' David Zurutuza
  • 75' Carlos Vela
  • 5' Sergio Ramos
  • 11' Gareth Bale

Real Sociedad

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Ronaldo rested for Sociedad test

Cristiano Ronaldo will miss Real Madrid's trip to Real Sociedad on Sunday to ensure he is in top shape for the derby clash with champions Atletico in their next Primera Division game.

The forward was left out of the squad for the trip north, even though Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti maintained he was not injured.

The Portugal international scored in his side's opening 2-0 win over Cordoba, but he is now set for a rest until the meeting with Atletico on September 13, with their opening Champions League group game at home to Basle coming three days later.

"Cristiano is fine, but we wanted to use this week and the next two weeks to ensure he recovers completely and to get him in top condition to prepare for the games against Atletico and the Champions League. He's not in the matchday squad," Ancelotti said at a press conference.

Ronaldo was also left out of the Portugal squad for their upcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers.

Madrid will also be starting life without midfielder Xabi Alonso after he completed a move to Bayern Munich - a departure which shocked his manager.

"Xabi leaving was a surprise because everything was fine," Ancelotti said. "He has made the decision and we are a bit surprised, but we respect it. He has been honest with Real Madrid and with himself. We respect him."

The visitors will come up against a Sociedad side still smarting from back-to-back defeats that have seen them begin their campaign on a sour note.

A 1-0 defeat at Eibar in their league opener was bad enough but they then failed to progress to the Europa League group stages as Krasnodar scored three goals in the final 19 minutes to win 3-1 in their play-off tie on Thursday.

Midfielder Esteban Granero knows it does not get any better for Sociedad against the champions of Europe.

He said in Marca: "An incredible team. Last year, they won their 10th Champions League and they came close to winning the Liga, so I think it was a great year for them."

Granero will face Madrid for the first time since leaving the Bernabeu for QPR in 2012 and he will welcome the chance to play against the club he first joined when he was eight years old.

He said: "It's really special for me to play this game. After all my life at Real, I have many friends there."

91'+3

End Regular Time

91'+3

Second Half ends, Real Sociedad 4, Real Madrid 2.

91'+1

Sergio Canales Madrazo (Real Sociedad) Blocked Pass at 92'

91'+1

James Rodríguez (Real Madrid) Blocked Pass at 92'

91'

Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) Free Kick at 91'

91'

Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

91'

Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by James Rodríguez.

91'

James Rodríguez (Real Madrid) Assists Shot at 91'

91'

Attempt missed. James Rodríguez (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Sami Khedira with a headed pass.

91'

Sami Khedira (Real Madrid) Assists Shot at 91'

90'

Álvaro Arbeloa (Real Madrid) Free Kick at 90'

90'

Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90'

Attempt saved. James Rodríguez (Real Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Sami Khedira.

90'

Sami Khedira (Real Madrid) Assists Shot at 90'

89'

Marcelo (Real Madrid) Free Kick at 89'

89'

Offside, Real Sociedad. Eñaut Zubikarai tries a through ball, but Carlos Vela is caught offside.

89'

Zubikarai (Real Sociedad) Free Kick at 89'

88'

Foul by Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid).

88'

James Rodríguez (Real Madrid) Free Kick at 88'

88'

Álvaro Arbeloa (Real Madrid) wins a free kick on the right wing.

86'

Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) Free Kick at 86'

86'

Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86'

Attempt missed. Sami Khedira (Real Madrid) header from very close range is just a bit too high. Assisted by James Rodríguez with a cross following a corner.

86'

James Rodríguez (Real Madrid) Assists Shot at 86'

86'

Marcelo (Real Madrid) Corner Kick at 86'

85'

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Mikel González.

84'

Álvaro Arbeloa (Real Madrid) Throw In at 84'

84'

Iker Casillas (Real Madrid) Free Kick at 84'

84'

Offside, Real Sociedad. Sergio Canales tries a through ball, but Zaldua is caught offside.

83'

Zaldúa (Real Sociedad) Throw In at 83'

83'

Zaldúa (Real Sociedad) Throw In at 83'

83'

Substitution, Real Sociedad. Mikel González replaces Xabi Prieto.

82'

Gorka Urkola (Real Sociedad) Free Kick at 82'

82'

Isco

82'

Foul by Isco (Real Madrid).

82'

Zaldúa (Real Sociedad) Blocked Pass at 82'

81'

Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) Free Kick at 81'

80'

Isco (Real Madrid) wins a free kick on the left wing.

80'

Isco (Real Madrid) Blocked Pass at 80'

79'

Attempt missed. Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Sami Khedira.

79'

Sami Khedira (Real Madrid) Assists Shot at 79'

78'

Carlos Vela (Real Sociedad) Blocked Pass at 78'

78'

Marcelo (Real Madrid) Throw In at 78'

78'

Marcelo (Real Madrid) Throw In at 78'

77'

Álvaro Arbeloa (Real Madrid) Free Kick at 77'

77'

Álvaro Arbeloa (Real Madrid) wins a free kick on the right wing.

77'

Álvaro Arbeloa (Real Madrid) Throw In at 77'

77'

Substitution, Real Madrid. Álvaro Arbeloa replaces Daniel Carvajal.

75'

4 - 2

Goal! Real Sociedad 4, Real Madrid 2. Carlos Vela (Real Sociedad) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner following a corner.

75'

Carlos Vela (Real Sociedad) Corner Kick at 75'

75'

Corner, Real Sociedad. Conceded by Sergio Ramos.

74'

Marcelo (Real Madrid) Throw In at 74'

74'

Substitution, Real Madrid. Sami Khedira replaces Luka Modric.

73'

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Markel Bergara.

73'

Attempt blocked. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Toni Kroos.

73'

Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) Assists Shot at 73'

73'

James Rodríguez (Real Madrid) Free Kick at 73'

72'

James Rodríguez (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

72'

Pepe (Real Madrid) Free Kick at 72'

72'

Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

71'

Marcelo (Real Madrid) Throw In at 71'

71'

Gorka Urkola (Real Sociedad) Free Kick at 71'

70'

Xabi Prieto (Real Sociedad) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

70'

Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid) Throw In at 69'

69'

Attempt blocked. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

69'

Attempt blocked. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Isco.

69'

Isco (Real Madrid) Assists Shot at 69'

69'

Alberto de la Bella (Real Sociedad) Throw In at 69'

68'

Attempt missed. Xabi Prieto (Real Sociedad) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Esteban Granero.

68'

Esteban Granero (Real Sociedad) Assists Shot at 68'

67'

David Zurutuza (Real Sociedad) Blocked Pass at 67'

65'

3 - 2

Goal! Real Sociedad 3, Real Madrid 2. David Zurutuza (Real Sociedad) left footed shot from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Xabi Prieto.

65'

Xabi Prieto (Real Sociedad) Assists Shot at 65'

65'

Iñigo Martínez (Real Sociedad) Free Kick at 65'

64'

Foul by Karim Benzema (Real Madrid).

64'

Alberto de la Bella (Real Sociedad) Throw In at 64'

64'

Esteban Granero (Real Sociedad) Free Kick at 64'

63'

Foul by Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid).

63'

Alberto de la Bella (Real Sociedad) Throw In at 63'

62'

Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) Free Kick at 62'

61'

Isco (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

61'

Attempt blocked. Sergio Canales (Real Sociedad) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Carlos Vela.

61'

Carlos Vela (Real Sociedad) Assists Shot at 61'

61'

Marcelo (Real Madrid) Throw In at 60'

60'

Esteban Granero (Real Sociedad) Blocked Pass at 60'

60'

Marcelo (Real Madrid) Blocked Pass at 60'

60'

Substitution, Real Sociedad. Carlos Vela replaces Imanol Agirretxe.

60'

Pepe (Real Madrid) Free Kick at 60'

60'

Substitution, Real Sociedad. Sergio Canales replaces Gonzalo Castro.

59'

Pepe (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

58'

Alberto de la Bella (Real Sociedad) Throw In at 58'

57'

Attempt blocked. Luka Modric (Real Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

57'

Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) Corner Kick at 57'

57'

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Zaldua.

56'

Imanol Agirretxe (Real Sociedad) Corner Kick at 56'

56'

Corner, Real Sociedad. Conceded by Sergio Ramos.

56'

Attempt blocked. Imanol Agirretxe (Real Sociedad) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alberto De la Bella.

56'

Alberto de la Bella (Real Sociedad) Assists Shot at 56'

55'

David Zurutuza (Real Sociedad) Throw In at 55'

55'

Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) Blocked Pass at 55'

55'

Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid) Throw In at 55'

54'

Pepe (Real Madrid) Free Kick at 54'

53'

Foul by David Zurutuza (Real Sociedad).

53'

Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid) Throw In at 53'

52'

Gorka Urkola (Real Sociedad) Free Kick at 52'

52'

Imanol Agirretxe (Real Sociedad) wins a free kick on the right wing.

52'

Zaldúa (Real Sociedad) Throw In at 52'

52'

Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) Blocked Pass at 52'

51'

Marcelo (Real Madrid) Throw In at 51'

51'

Zaldúa (Real Sociedad) Throw In at 51'

50'

Iker Casillas (Real Madrid) Free Kick at 50'

49'

Pepe (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49'

Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid) Throw In at 49'

49'

David Zurutuza (Real Sociedad) Blocked Pass at 49'

48'

Corner, Real Sociedad. Conceded by Iker Casillas.

48'

Attempt saved. Imanol Agirretxe (Real Sociedad) header from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Xabi Prieto with a cross.

48'

Xabi Prieto (Real Sociedad) Assists Shot at 48'

47'

Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) Blocked Pass at 47'

46'

Zaldúa (Real Sociedad) Throw In at 46'

46'

Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) Blocked Pass at 46'

46'

Second Half begins Real Sociedad 2, Real Madrid 2.

46'+1

First Half ends, Real Sociedad 2, Real Madrid 2.

46'+1

Attempt missed. Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by James Rodríguez with a cross following a set piece situation.

46'+1

James Rodríguez (Real Madrid) Assists Shot at 47'

46'+1

James Rodríguez (Real Madrid) Free Kick at 47'

46'+1

Pepe (Real Madrid) wins a free kick on the right wing.

45'

Pepe (Real Madrid) Free Kick at 45'

45'

Pepe (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45'

Iñigo Martínez (Real Sociedad) Free Kick at 45'

44'

Xabi Prieto (Real Sociedad) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

44'

Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid) Throw In at 44'

44'

Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid) Throw In at 44'

44'

David Zurutuza (Real Sociedad) Blocked Pass at 44'

44'

James Rodríguez (Real Madrid) Blocked Pass at 44'

41'

2 - 2

Goal! Real Sociedad 2, Real Madrid 2. David Zurutuza (Real Sociedad) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Alberto De la Bella with a cross.

41'

Alberto de la Bella (Real Sociedad) Assists Shot at 41'

38'

Luka Modric (Real Madrid) Blocked Pass at 38'

38'

Zubikarai (Real Sociedad) Free Kick at 38'

37'

Zaldua (Real Sociedad) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

37'

Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid) Throw In at 37'

37'

Iñigo Martínez (Real Sociedad) Free Kick at 37'

36'

Daniel Carvajal

36'

Xabi Prieto (Real Sociedad) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

36'

David Zurutuza (Real Sociedad) Blocked Pass at 36'

35'

1 - 2

Goal! Real Sociedad 1, Real Madrid 2. Iñigo Martínez (Real Sociedad) left footed shot from very close range to the top left corner. Assisted by Xabi Prieto with a headed pass following a corner.

35'

Xabi Prieto (Real Sociedad) Assists Shot at 35'

35'

Corner, Real Sociedad. Conceded by Pepe.

35'

Imanol Agirretxe (Real Sociedad) Corner Kick at 35'

35'

Attempt blocked. Imanol Agirretxe (Real Sociedad) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

34'

Xabi Prieto (Real Sociedad) Corner Kick at 34'

34'

Corner, Real Sociedad. Conceded by Sergio Ramos.

34'

Alberto de la Bella (Real Sociedad) Throw In at 34'

34'

Marcelo (Real Madrid) Throw In at 34'

34'

Zaldúa (Real Sociedad) Throw In at 34'

33'

Markel Bergara Larrañaga (Real Sociedad) Throw In at 33'

33'

Zaldúa (Real Sociedad) Blocked Pass at 33'

32'

David Zurutuza (Real Sociedad) Blocked Pass at 32'

31'

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Markel Bergara.

31'

Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) Corner Kick at 31'

31'

Attempt saved. Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Gareth Bale.

31'

Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) Assists Shot at 31'

30'

Zubikarai (Real Sociedad) Free Kick at 30'

30'

Offside, Real Madrid. James Rodríguez tries a through ball, but Gareth Bale is caught offside.

29'

Alberto de la Bella (Real Sociedad) Throw In at 29'

29'

David Zurutuza (Real Sociedad) Blocked Pass at 29'

29'

Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid) Throw In at 29'

27'

Attempt blocked. Esteban Granero (Real Sociedad) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by David Zurutuza with a headed pass.

27'

David Zurutuza (Real Sociedad) Assists Shot at 27'

27'

Zubikarai (Real Sociedad) Free Kick at 27'

26'

Offside, Real Madrid. James Rodríguez tries a through ball, but Karim Benzema is caught offside.

26'

Marcelo (Real Madrid) Throw In at 26'

25'

Attempt missed. Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Toni Kroos with a cross following a corner.

25'

Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) Assists Shot at 25'

25'

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Eñaut Zubikarai.

25'

Marcelo (Real Madrid) Corner Kick at 25'

25'

Attempt saved. Marcelo (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Isco.

25'

Isco (Real Madrid) Assists Shot at 25'

25'

Pepe (Real Madrid) Free Kick at 24'

24'

James Rodríguez (Real Madrid) wins a free kick on the right wing.

24'

Iker Casillas (Real Madrid) Free Kick at 24'

23'

Iñigo Martínez (Real Sociedad) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

23'

Corner, Real Sociedad. Conceded by Sergio Ramos.

23'

Zaldúa (Real Sociedad) Throw In at 23'

22'

Attempt missed. Alberto De la Bella (Real Sociedad) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left following a corner.

22'

Corner, Real Sociedad. Conceded by Toni Kroos.

22'

Gonzalo Castro Irizabal (Real Sociedad) Corner Kick at 22'

21'

Marcelo (Real Madrid) Throw In at 21'

21'

Attempt missed. Marcelo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Karim Benzema.

21'

Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) Assists Shot at 21'

20'

Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid) Throw In at 20'

19'

Xabi Prieto (Real Sociedad) Throw In at 19'

19'

Marcelo (Real Madrid) Blocked Pass at 19'

19'

Zaldúa (Real Sociedad) Throw In at 19'

19'

Alberto de la Bella (Real Sociedad) Throw In at 19'

18'

James Rodríguez (Real Madrid) Throw In at 18'

18'

Pepe (Real Madrid) Free Kick at 18'

17'

Esteban Granero

17'

Foul by Esteban Granero (Real Sociedad).

17'

Marcelo (Real Madrid) Throw In at 17'

17'

Gonzalo Castro Irizabal (Real Sociedad) Blocked Pass at 17'

16'

Attempt missed. Alberto De la Bella (Real Sociedad) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Imanol Agirretxe with a headed pass following a set piece situation.

16'

Imanol Agirretxe (Real Sociedad) Assists Shot at 16'

16'

Esteban Granero (Real Sociedad) Free Kick at 16'

16'

Foul by Toni Kroos (Real Madrid).

16'

Zaldúa (Real Sociedad) Throw In at 16'

15'

Zaldúa (Real Sociedad) Throw In at 15'

14'

Markel Bergara Larrañaga (Real Sociedad) Free Kick at 14'

14'

Xabi Prieto (Real Sociedad) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

13'

Corner, Real Sociedad. Conceded by Pepe.

13'

Alberto de la Bella (Real Sociedad) Corner Kick at 13'

11'

0 - 2

Goal! Real Sociedad 0, Real Madrid 2. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Luka Modric.

11'

Luka Modric (Real Madrid) Assists Shot at 11'

10'

Luka Modric (Real Madrid) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box following a set piece situation.

10'

Attempt blocked. Pepe (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

10'

Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

9'

Marcelo (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

8'

Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid) Throw In at 8'

8'

Zaldúa (Real Sociedad) Throw In at 8'

8'

Marcelo (Real Madrid) Throw In at 8'

7'

Attempt blocked. Gonzalo Castro (Real Sociedad) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

5'

0 - 1

Goal! Real Sociedad 0, Real Madrid 1. Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Toni Kroos with a cross following a corner.

5'

Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) Assists Shot at 5'

5'

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Zaldua.

3'

Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid) Throw In at 3'

2'

Zaldúa (Real Sociedad) Throw In at 2'

2'

Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) Throw In at 2'

1'

Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid) Throw In at 2'

1'

Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid) Free Kick at 1'

1'

James Rodríguez (Real Madrid) wins a free kick on the right wing.

1'

First Half begins.

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Possession

45%
55%
  • Real Sociedad
  • Real Madrid

Shots

13
19

Shots on target

5
5

Fouls

18
12

Corners

8
6

Yellow Cards

1
2

Red Cards

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Head to Head

R Sociedad4 - 2Real Madrid
R Sociedad0 - 4Real Madrid
Real Madrid5 - 1R Sociedad
R Sociedad3 - 3Real Madrid
Real Madrid4 - 3R Sociedad
Real Madrid5 - 1R Sociedad

R Sociedad

  • 13Zubikarai
  • 20Zaldúa
  • 6Iñigo Martínez
  • 4Gorka Urkola
  • 24Alberto de la Bella
  • 10Xabi Prieto
  • -> Mikel Gonzalez
  • 17David Zurutuza
  • 18Gonzalo Castro Irizabal
  • -> Sergio Canales Madrazo
  • 5Markel Bergara Larrañaga
  • 9Imanol Agirretxe
  • -> Carlos Vela
  • 8Esteban Granero
  • Subs
  • 14Rubén Pardo
  • 2Carlos Martinez
  • 19Yuri Berchiche
  • 31Ander Bardaji

Real Madrid

  • 1Iker Casillas
  • 4Sergio Ramos
  • 3Pepe
  • 12Marcelo
  • 15Daniel Carvajal
  • -> Álvaro Arbeloa
  • 23Isco
  • 19Luka Modric
  • -> Sami Khedira
  • 9Karim Benzema
  • 10James Rodríguez
  • 8Toni Kroos
  • 11Gareth Bale
  • Subs
  • 24Asier Illarramendi
  • 2Raphaël Varane
  • 27Raúl de Tomás
  • 13Keylor Navas
  • 18Nacho Fernandez

Real Sociedad 4-2 Real Madrid

European champions Real Madrid surrendered a two-goal lead after just 11 minutes as they crashed to a shock 4-2 defeat at struggling Real Sociedad.

Madrid had looked set to sweep Sociedad aside as they struck twice early on through Sergio Ramos and Gareth Bale while also hitting the woodwork through the Spain defender.

The visitors also had a number of other chances to increase their lead before Sociedad staged a stunning comeback that saw them snatch the victory through goals from Inigo Martinez (36), David Zurutuza (41 and 65) and Carlos Vela (76).

That earned Sociedad their first points of the new season and came at the end of a week which saw them beaten by top-flight newcomers Eibar last weekend and knocked out of the Europa League on Thursday by Krasnodar

Those results increased the pressure on coach Jagoba Arrasate and he must have been wondering about his future as Madrid made a blistering start to Sunday's clash at the Anoeta.

Carlo Ancelotti's men, who were far from impressive in beating minnows Cordoba at home last week, were without the injured Cristiano Ronaldo and saw Angel di Maria and Xabi Alonso sold this week, but they could hardly have been more impressive in the opening stages.

There were just five minutes on the clock when Ramos got on the end of Toni Kroos' inswinging corner to send a glancing header in off the far post, and he came within inches of making it 2-0 four minutes later with a brilliant free-kick that came back off the bar.

Madrid need not have worried though as moments later Bale did double their lead, the world's most expensive player picking up a pass from Luka Modric before nutmegging Gorka Elustondo and drilling a low shot inside the near post.

Rampant Madrid had further opportunities to increase their lead with Ramos heading over and Marcelo and Kroos being denied by brilliant saves from home keeper Enaut Zubikarai.

At the other end, Sociedad had produced little to worry Madrid in the opening half-hour save for a thunderous shot from Esteban Granero that was superbly blocked by the brilliant Ramos.

However, the hosts got a foothold back into the match when Martinez escaped Ramos at the far post to slot home from a corner, and then five minutes later the Basque side were back on terms when Zurutuza thundered home a header from near the penalty spot.

Madrid were shellshocked but they still almost re-took the lead before the break as Ramos bravely beat two defenders and the goalkeeper to a James Rodriguez free-kick only to see his header go inches wide.

The second half proved one to forget for Ancelotti's all-stars as Sociedad scored twice in the space of 11 minutes to take the win.

Good work between Xabi Prieto and Sergio Canales saw Madrid opened up down the right and the former's low cross was fired into the roof of the net by the sliding Zurutuza.

Madrid barely had a chance to draw level before they found themselves 4-2 down in controversial fashion, the visitors claiming Vela had brought the ball down with his arm before lashing a left-footed shot past Casillas.

Madrid had opportunities to set up a frantic finale but Sami Khedia headed over, Zubikarai denied Rodriguez and Karim Benzema hit the outside of the post as they left San Sebastian empty-handed.

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