Real Madrid 4- Real society 3: Total chaos at the Bernabeu with substitute goalkeeper Casillas
Real Madrid beat Real Sociedad this Sunday by 4-3 in a match marked by the fact that the white coach Jose Mourinho again left Iker Casillas on the bench from the start, although the international goalkeeper had to jump onto the field after Adán was sent off.
The presence or not of Casillas in the eleven was the great doubt and Mourinho finally preferred to leave the man considered by many as the best goalkeeper in the world on the bench, as he did in the last game of 2012, the one lost in Malaga by 3-2.
The Spanish press has spoken insistently about the bad relations of 'Mou’ with a clothing sector, in which they would be 'heavyweights’ as the world champions with Spain Iker Casillas and central defender Sergio Ramos.
Nevertheless, the game was put in the face of Real Madrid (3º) since the beginning. in the first minute, Frenchman Karim Benzema took advantage of a pass inside the area from German Sami Khedira to beat Real Sociedad's Chilean goalkeeper Claudio Bravo.
But in the minute 6, the young goalkeeper Antonio Adán missed a pass and the ball reached the Mexican Carlos Vela, who was knocked down by the goalkeeper when he was preparing to finish off on goal.
The referee sent off Adán and Casillas had to jump onto the field, applauded by his public, although he could not do anything to stop the penalty kicked by Xabi Prieto (8).
Despite playing with one less man, Real Madrid did not collapse and continued to control the match, until Kedhira scored her team's second goal (34).
The Royal Society (8º), nevertheless, He did not give up the game either and tied again, through Xabi Prieto again, before the break (39).
After the restart, both teams searched for the tiebreaker goal, but without success in front of goal, until Cristiano Ronaldo managed to finish off an accurate pass over Benzema's defense (68).
just two minutes later, Real Madrid seemed to sentence with the fourth goal, scored again by Cristiano, from a direct free kick that folded Bravo's hands.
The Argentine Gonzalo Higuain, who has just replaced Benzema and reappeared after not playing since November 6, he was about to score the fifth shortly after, but in the next play, in counterattack, Prieto picked up a pass from Vela and signed his personal hat-trick, giving emotion at the end of the game (76).
The Royal stayed with 10 players, after the expulsion for a double yellow of his winger Daniel Estrada (80), but he did not give up looking for the tie, while Real Madrid backed down and sought the sentence to the counterattack.
With this victory, Real Madrid is placed at 13 competition leader points, the Barcelona, who will play this Sunday the derby against Espanyol (18º) with no other objective than victory to maintain the 16 points of advantage over his great rival.
Atlético de Madrid (2º, a 9 Barca points) will travel to Majorca (17º) in the last game on sunday.
In the matches played so far, Celta (15º) achieved an important victory against Valladolid (11º) by 3-1 and the other Galician team, sporting (bottom of the competition) beat Malaga (4º) in the debut on the bench of the Portuguese Domingos Paciencia for 1-0.
El Levante (6º) beat by 3-1 al Athletic (14º), Valencia (7º) prevailed on the field of Granada (16º) by 2-1 y el Sevilla (13º) beat by 1-0 a Health, new bottom of the League.# Finally, on Friday, Betis (5º) defeated Zaragoza (12º) in the Romareda for 2-1.