Real Madrid remain without a win on the road since Zinedine Zidane was appointed as manager for a second time, yet their humiliating defeat at the hands of Real Sociedad on Sunday evening was arguably their worst performance yet as they continue to disappoint while Zidane experiments.
The evening got off to a perfect start as Brahim Díaz opened the scoring with a stunning goal on six minutes but it was all downhill from there. Mikel Merino was picked out by Igor Zubeldía and a fine passing move allowed him to level the tie. This was before Jesús Vallejo was sent off for a magnificent save with his hands as the last man. Willian José missed the resulting penalty but Joseba Zaldúa gave the hosts the lead in the second half, finding space at the far post to send a looping header beyond Thibaut Courtois.
Mikel Oyarzabal exploited the same weakness on Marcelo’s side of defence minutes later, rocketing a shot against the post only for Ander Barrenetxea to poke home the rebound, allowing the 17-year-old to become the youngest player ever to score against Real Madrid in La Liga.
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