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The match is a part of the La Liga, Round 33.
Played on: Tuesday, 02 May 2023
Kick-off at: 19:00 UTC
Referee: Juan Luis Pulido Santana
Venue: Reale Arena
It’s time for another thrilling encounter in the La Liga as Real Sociedad prepare to host the mighty Real Madrid at the Anoeta Stadium. The stakes are high for both teams with each looking to claim crucial points for their respective campaigns. Real Sociedad will be looking to cement their place in the top four while Real Madrid will be hoping to keep up their title challenge. With both teams in fine form, we’re in for a pulsating contest that promises to deliver plenty of drama and excitement. Let’s dive in and take a closer look at what we can expect from this clash of titans.
1. Real Madrid suffer 2-0 defeat at Real Sociedad in LaLiga
In their recent LaLiga match, Real Madrid suffered a 2-0 defeat against Real Sociedad. The team struggled to look dangerous without the suspended Vinicius Junior and rested key players like Karim Benzema and Luka Modric. Defender Dani Carvajal’s red card early in the second half further reduced their chances of a comeback. Although struggling in the league, the team still has the Copa del Rey final and Champions League semifinals to look forward to. Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti remains optimistic about the team’s motivation and success in these competitions. 
2. Barcelona have chance to clinch 27th LaLiga title
Barcelona has a great chance to clinch their 27th LaLiga title after their victory against Osasuna on Tuesday. They have extended their lead to 14 points over reigning champions Real Madrid, who have lost two of their last three league matches. With only five games remaining, Real Madrid will only be able to reach 83 points if they win them all. This is a great opportunity for Barcelona to claim another title and maintain their dominance in the LaLiga. Fans will be eagerly waiting for their next game against city rivals, Espanyol on May 14th. 
3. Real Madrid’s position in LaLiga and potential slip to third place
Real Madrid’s position in LaLiga is in danger after they suffered a 2-0 defeat against Real Sociedad. The loss has given league leaders Barcelona the chance to clinch their 27th LaLiga title with a win in their next game. With only five games remaining, Real Madrid could slip to third place if their city rivals Atletico Madrid win their home match against lowly Cadiz. The team has lost two of their last three league matches, and without the suspended Vinicius Junior, they never looked dangerous as Sociedad took control early on in the game. 
4. Real Madrid without suspended Vinicius Junior and struggle to look dangerous
Real Madrid suffered a 2-0 defeat at Real Sociedad in LaLiga and looked out of sorts without the suspended Vinicius Junior. They struggled to create chances and never looked dangerous as Sociedad took control early in the game. Madrid’s lack of attacking threat was evident as they failed to register a shot on target. Despite their struggles in LaLiga, Real Madrid still have two trophies on offer that could help them finish the season on a high note. 
5. Defender Nacho calls for fans not to doubt the team
Despite suffering a 2-0 defeat at Real Sociedad, defender Nacho has called on Real Madrid fans not to doubt the team. Speaking after the match, Nacho acknowledged that Real Madrid had struggled in La Liga, but highlighted the two remaining trophies that the team could win this season – the Copa del Rey and the Champions League. He urged fans to support the team in their quest for silverware, emphasising that Real Madrid still had plenty to play for. 
6. Take Kubo opens scoring for Real Sociedad
In the match between Real Sociedad and Real Madrid, youngster Take Kubo played a crucial role in securing the victory for the hosts. The 19-year-old Japanese forward opened the scoring for his team after the break by tapping into an empty goal thanks to a poor attempted pass from Real Madrid’s defender Eder Militao to his goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois. Kubo’s goal gave Sociedad the momentum they needed to take control of the game and secure their 2-0 win. It was an important moment for the young player who is currently on loan from Real Madrid’s rivals Barcelona. 
7. Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti criticizes defender Eder Militao
Real Madrid suffered a 2-0 defeat to Real Sociedad, with defender Eder Militao at fault for the opening goal. Manager Carlo Ancelotti expressed his frustration towards Militao and urged him to wake up. The error by Militao led to a defeat that hurts the team’s morale and preparation for the Copa del Rey final and Champions League semifinals. Militao has featured 44 times for Real this season and his mistake was costly. Ancelotti hopes the team can fix their form in the upcoming fixtures. 
8. Ander Barrenetxea extends Real Sociedad’s lead after Carvajal’s red card
Real Sociedad extended their lead against Real Madrid after defender Dani Carvajal was shown a red card for a second yellow in the 60th minute of the game. Ander Barrenetxea, who came on as a second-half substitute, took advantage of Madrid’s disadvantage and sealed the win with a goal in the 89th minute. The victory over Madrid, which was Real Sociedad’s sixth consecutive win, cemented their fourth place in the La Liga standings and put them in a strong position for Champions League qualification. 
9. Real Madrid still have Copa del Rey final and Champions League semifinals
Despite their recent loss to Real Sociedad in LaLiga, Real Madrid still have two important competitions to focus on: the Copa del Rey final against Osasuna on May 8 and the Champions League semifinals against Manchester City on May 4 and May 12. With key players rested or unavailable for the LaLiga match, Real Madrid will look to bounce back and finish strong in these significant upcoming games. Fans can expect the team to give their all as they compete for these prestigious titles. 
10. Ancelotti optimistic about team’s motivation and success in other competitions
Despite their recent loss to Real Sociedad, Real Madrid head coach Carlo Ancelotti remains optimistic about his team’s motivation and chances for success in the Copa del Rey final against Osasuna and their upcoming Champions League semi-final against Manchester City. Ancelotti stated that the team is practically 100% ready to win the Cup and fight for a spot in the CL final. While a defeat can impact morale and focus, Ancelotti believes that his team is special and has the motivation to perform well in the remaining competitions.