Real went back to the top of La Liga as they went on at Anoeta against Real Sociedad (2-1). Success acquired in pain.
The Spanish international released his in the 50th minute, turning a penalty obtained by Vinicius Jr. He took the opponent goalie and scored single 68th goals in his League career. A total that allows him to become the most productive defender in the history of this championship.
The Merengues therefore needed this kick to open the scoring. But it was not entirely undeserved. If they were not flamboyant, they have been the most consistent so far and Benzema had already almost put his team in orbit on 37th without Remiro good stop.
Real Sociedad and … Barça can be frustrated
The French striker finally waited for the 70th minute to shake the net. An achievement came at an important time since Real suffered and even came with a goal from Adnan Januzaj but who refused in a very doubtful way. The former Lyonnais must also wait a few seconds before cheering as the VAR occurred. His control, before the victorious shot at ground level, was carried out with his arm and there would have been no scandal if the judge had annulled this performance. This Benzema goal finally weighed heavily since the Basques returned to 1-2 at the end of the game thanks to Merino (84th).
With these two very dubious turning points, the pro-Barcelona press will certainly not fail to decide the arbitration at the end of this game, which may well prove to be crucial in the title race in Spain. Because even though there are still eight days left, a change of command has taken place and it is now Real who has his destiny in his hands to finish in the lead.