The Sunday match between Real Madrid and Real Sociedad was the hit of the 19th round of La Liga. In the end, the second and third teams in the table faced each other. In the first half, Carlo Ancelotti’s team dominated the rivals, but could not turn it into the lead. After the break, the team from Santiago Bernabeu still clearly dominated, but Real Sociedad finally woke up.
The biggest problem of the “Royal” was efficiency. In particular, Vinicius Junior had problems with finalizing the action, as he wasted at least two great chances. Ultimately, the match ended with the score 0:0.
Another setback for Real is great news for Barcelona, who managed to beat Girona (1-0) on Saturday, thanks to which they managed to jump off the La Liga table by five points.
“Real’s slip by five points” – we read on the cover of “Mundo Deportivo”. “+5. A goalless draw won by Barca” – can be seen on the cover of the Catalan “Sport”. In turn, the Madrid “AS” placed the title on the cover: “Frenazo”, which means “braking”.
“Real stumbled again in January. On Sunday, Ancelotti’s team was better, had many more shots (as many as 20, including seven on target) and had excellent chances, but the problem turned out to be the poor efficiency and powerful Remiro – Sociedad’s goalkeeper. in which it was impossible to lose, the players of “Los Blancos” again stalled, and Barcelona are already five points ahead.
– After the first part of the season, Barcelona led 26 times. But after that, she won the championship 17 times. They have won the league eight times in the last 12 seasons they have been winter champions. However, it is worth remembering that in the 2019-20 season, when the games were interrupted by the pandemic, Real managed to return, analyzes “Mundo Deportivo”.
“Real played one of the best matches this season. The only thing missing was a goal. And although goals are the most important, probably due to the style and the opportunities created, the stands did not cause problems with the lack of goals,” adds “Marca”.
What awaits Real and Barcelona next week?
Barcelona travel to Seville on February 1 to play Betis. Robert Lewandowski, who will return after suspension, will be able to play in the match. A day later, Real Madrid host Valencia.
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