Real Madrid 4-3 Real Sociedad: As It Happened
Real Madrid and Real Sociedad provided a thrilling 4-3 game on Sunday with Madrid coming out on top.
Here is how it happened.
Real Madrid 4-3 Real Sociedad (Full Time)
Goals: Benzema 2' (Madrid), Xavi Prieto 9' (Sociedad), Khedira 36' (Madrid), Xavi Prieto 40' (Sociedad), Ronaldo 68' (Madrid), Ronaldo 70' (Madrid), Prieto 75' (Sociedad)
Real Madrid XI: Adán (red card 6'), Essien, Varane, Carvalho, Arbeloa, Alonso, Khedira, Callejón (Casillas 9'), Ozil (Modric 85'), Ronaldo, Benzema (Higuain 74').
Real Sociedad XI: Bravo, Estrada (red card 79'), Mikel, Iñigo Martínez, De la Bella (Angel 82'), Zurutuza, Pardo, Xabi Prieto, Vela, Griezmann, Ifrán (Castro 58')
Real Madrid: Casillas, Kaka, Modric, Higuain, Di Maria, Nacho, Llorente
Real Sociedad: Zubikarai, Elustondo, Lllarramendi, Anstogei, Chory Castro, Jose Angel, Ros
And it's a final.
Real Madrid 4-3 Real Sociedad.
Gutsy effort by both teams.
90+3' - Elustondo cautioned for what looked like a very unintentional handball.
Ronaldo puts the ensuing free kick just over the crossbar.
90+3' - Madrid only has to kill a few more seconds to earn all three points.
90' - Castro fires a shot that is deflected out of bounds and earns a corner.
Khedira clears the corner and Madrid counters.
Jose Angel is cautioned for taking out Carvalho on the counterattack.
89' - Sociedad running out of time.
87' - Wouldn't be surprised if there's another goal in this game, but it looks far more likely it will be for Madrid.
85' - Modric on for Ozil for Madrid.
82' - De la Bella off, Angel on for Sociedad.
81' - And Ronaldo with another chance. From a tight angle he puts it off the post!
79' - And Estrada picks up his second caution for a foul on Ronaldo.
Estrada is off!
This game is crazy!
75' - GOAL SOCIEDAD.
And it's Prieto with the hat trick!
'75 - And Higuain puts his shot off the crossbar!
72' - Still have to believe that Messi wins the Ballon d'Or tomorrow, but what a statement from Ronaldo today.
'70 - GOLAZO RONALDO!
Scores off the free kick on a ridiculously driven ball.
69' - Ronaldo taken out at the edge of the box.
Alonso gets cautioned for protesting.
'68 - And it's Ronaldo with the goal!
Fantastic finish. He is just so, so good.
Great ball from Benzema.
64' - Ronaldo with a shot outside the box. Puts it wide.
Madrid looks so dangerous on the counter anytime they can get more than two forward.
Benzema and Ronaldo can't do it on their own, but when Khedira or Ozil join the attack, they look very good.
'60 - How long until Madrid brings on a sub? Good attacking options on the bench in Di Maria, Higuain and Modric.
'58 - Castro in for Ifran for Sociedad.
Ronaldo goes down in the box, but it looked very soft. No call.
57' - A Sociedad corner comes to nothing.
'54 - Madrid pressing now. I wouldn't be surprised if they scored in the next minute or two.
'54 - A dangerous shot by Ronaldo, but parried away by Bravo.
'53 - Ronaldo makes a great run and lays it off to Benzema who loses it.
51' - Nice sequence by Madrid, but they can't get a shot off.
Zurutuza cautioned for taking out Essien on the play.
50' - Five minutes into the second half and Sociedad has controlled everything so far.
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