Real: Claudio Bravo; Carlos Martínez,
Ansotegi, Mikel González, De la Bella; Rivas, Aranburu (Sutil 81'); Xabi
Prieto, Zurutuza (Viguera 67'), Griezmann; Tamudo (Agirretxe 77'). 4-2-3-1.
Madrid: Casillas; Sergio Ramos, Pepe, Carvalho, Marcelo; Khedira, Xavi Alonso; Di María (Granero 80'), Özil (Lass 77'), Cristiano Ronaldo; Higuaín (Benzema 90'). 4-2-3-1.
0-1. 51. Di María. Cut in from left wing and curled shot in to far top corner of net.
1-1. 62. Tamudo. Got on the end of Griezmann free kick to score from close up.
1-2. 74. Pepe. Deflected Ronaldo free kick off back over head of Claudio Bravo.
Yellow cards: Pepe 25', Ramos 49', Mikel 85'.
A Cristiano Ronaldo free kick which deflected off the back of Pepe in to the net was enough to give Real Madrid a 1-2 victory at Real Sociedad in the last game on Saturday evening. The Basque side were looking to impress now that they are back in the big time, and Griezmann should have done better when he headed wide early on. Ronaldo fired a free kick wide and ex Real midfielder Xabi Alonso tested Bravo with a long shot in response, and an appeal for a penalty when Özil's free kick hit Zurutuza on the arm was turned down. The locals could well have been ahead at the break though, Griezmann firing just wide when free on goal, and Carvalho just getting to Griezmann's cross to turn it away for a corner with Tamudo closing in.
Just six minutes after the restart though Madrid took the lead, Di María cutting in from the left and curling an impressive shot over the keeper in to the far top corner of the net. Ronaldo drilled a couple of shots wide, but with just over an hour gone Tamudo got on the end of Griezmann's long free kick to score from close up, the first goal that Casillas has let in all season. A few minutes later however Ronaldo's free kick hit Pepe on the back and ballooned over Bravo in to the net, and although Griezmann almost caught out Casillas after that with a high lob from wide on the left, the visitors held on for a win which takes them to the top of the table pending Sunday's games.