The Spanish league returns to the Santiago Bernabéu after the national team break. Real Madrid hosts the always complicated Real Sociedad on the fifth day of the championship with the aim of regaining the lead.
Just 5 minutes into the first half, Real Sociedad took the lead with a goal from Ander Barrenetxea that surprised the Whites. The Merengue club loses 0:1.
Ancelotti’s team will want to build on the good feelings of the league opener and maintain their winning record before making their Champions League debut.
The Whites have not lost at home since the beginning of April and are unbeaten in nine games, seven of which ended in a win.
The Merengue team absolutely needs to win as they lost the lead on Saturday as Barcelona beat Betis 5-0 and Xavi’s team is top of the table with 13 points while the Whites have 12 points.
With the absences of Thibaut Courtois, Eder Militao, Vinícius and Arda Güler, still without Ferland Mendy, who has already recovered from his muscle ailment but does not have the appropriate physical condition. Carlo Ancelotti brings back Dani Ceballos for a midfield full of players capable of starting.
Among them is Luka Modric, who takes on an unexpected role that he lost against Getafe, but is back as a substitute after being worn out in his national team.
“Carletto” meets one of his “black beasts” in the competition. Only Diego Simeone surpasses Imanol Alguacil’s results in his direct games. They beat him twice in four games, with a draw (0-0 at the Bernabéu) and a defeat (2-0 at the Reale Arena) last season.
Real Sociedad go into matchday five with a lot of confidence after scoring five goals against Granada in their last league game, and with two ex-Madrid players looking to rehabilitate, full-back Álvaro Odriozola and Japanese Take Kubo, the fittest is a player for the San Sebastián team. .
Real Madrid: Kepa; Carvajal, Rüdiger, Alaba, Fran García; Tchouaméni, Valverde, Kroos, Bellingham; Rodrygo and Joselu.
Real Company: Remiro; Traoré, Zubeldia, Le Normand, Tierney; Zubimendi, Brais Méndez, Merino, Kubo, Barrene and Oyarzabal.