Real Madrid V R. Sociedad - As it happened.
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FT: Real Madrid 3-4 Real Sociedad. What a win for Sociedad, as the 10 men hang on to secure their place in the Copa del Rey semi-finals. Isak’s double wedged in between goals from Odegaard and Merino have proved enough, despite a late Madrid fightback. A stunning game from Imanol Alguacil's men.
Real Sociedad's goalskeeper makes one last save...
Second yellow for Andoni Gorosabel... Sociedad are down to 10 men with only seconds to go!!
There were some angry exchanges between the players after that goal and Vinicius has received a booking.
The referee checks... But the goal stands!!! Incredible scenes at Santiago Bernabeu as Benzema loops in a cross and Nacho – of all people – is on hand to head home.
GOAAAAAAAALLLLLLL!!!! ONLY FOUR MINUTES TO GO AND NACHO MAKES IT 3-4!!!
Six minutes of added time!
A waste of a chance for Madrid, as Militao makes a mess of an attempted header and the ball spins out for a goal-kick off the defender’s shoulder.
Madrid are right back on the attack, though, with Gorosabel picking up a booking as Sociedad concede a free-kick.
CLOSE! Benzema wins a towering header at the back post and sends it back across towards Ramos. The defender seems to take his eye off the ball, however, perhaps momentarily deciding whether to go for goal or try and tee up the waiting Jovic, and he turns his header over.
Real Sociedad have to keep their composure now. They have a two-goal lead but Real Madrid's pressure is really starting to harm them.
Moments after being denied a goal by the technology, Vinicius scampers into the area down the left and lays it on a plate for Rodrygo, who tucks home into an empty net to give Madrid hope! It’s 4-2 at Santiago Bernabeu, though VAR will check the goal
GOAAAAAAALLLLLLL!!!! WHAT A GAME!!!!!
THE GOAL IS RULED OUT!!! Madrid thought they had got to within two goals through Vinicius – whose stooping header was parried in by Remiro – but VAR disallows the goal for offside after a long check.
GOAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLL!!!! VINICIUS PULLS ONE BACK!
Yellow card for Militao for a hard tackle.
Zidane rolls the dice and makes a double change. The first substitution sees Valverde make way for Jovic, who will partner Benzema up top. Madrid’s final change is Rodrygo coming on for Brahim Diaz.
CLOSE! Nacho gets down the right and floats in a dangerous cross towards the back post. Benzema leaps hight to meet it but can only send his header wide of the left-hand upright.
Real Madrid are looking shy despite their pressing at the moment. They're three goals down and clearly struggling with that scorline...
Goalscorer Alexander Isak comes off for Muñoz. He's been outstanding today, scoring two exceptional goals.
SOCIEDAD MAKE IT 4-1! Well, is that finally game over!? Isak turns from scorer to creator with a sublime cutback for Merino who, having made a late, untracked run into the box, sends a first-time finish at Areola, who can only weakly parry it in.
GOAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!! REAL SOCIEDAD REALLY WANT THIS AND THEY'RE WORKING HARD FOR IT!!!
A booking for Zubeldia, though one the midfielder will in no way mind receiving, you would imagine, as he had little choice but to block off Vinicius and prevent Madrid countering after a Sociedad attack broke down.
CLOSE! Vinicius gets himself into a great position in Sociedad’s area before attempting to curl an effort towards the far post, yet he puts too much power on his strike.
Odegaard comes off, Guevara replaces him.
The home faithful are now in great voice, spurring their side on. However, Sociedad still have the lead and have plenty of quality on the break – with Isak unfortunate to be penalised for barging into Militao while attempting to reach a pass from midfield.
IT’S 3-1! Well, Sociedad looked entirely comfortable but now Madrid have got themselves on the scoresheet and set up what promises to be an enthralling final 30 minutes. Diaz did well to find space and thread a pass to Marcelo, who duly thumped in a finish at the near post.
GOAAAAAALLLLL!!!!! MARCELO PULLS ONES BACK!
They've got another! Real Madrid are in big, big trouble as Isak cannons home another wonderful finish at the near post!
ISAK SCORES AGAIN THREE MINUTES LATER!!!!!!
GOOOOAAAALLL!!! Now Sociedad are 2-0 up and surely there is no doubt about this one! It’s Isak who has got his sixth Copa del Rey goal of the campaign, having sent a supreme, acrobatic volley into the left-hand corner, giving Areola no chance. What a strike from the forward!
Madrid must know they have got lucky, there, with Isak just offside. The pass from Odegaard was superb, carving through five Madrid defenders, but as it is, the hosts are still very much in this tie.
NO GOAL! VAR has come to Madrid’s rescue! Odegaard spilt Madrid’s defence with a sensational pass but Isak, who took the ball into his stride and slotted home calmly, had just strayed offside. What a let off for Los Blancos.
GOAAAAAALLLLL!!! But it looks offside...
Modric replaces James Rodriguez for Madrid.
Two changes at the break – one for each side. For Sociedad, Januzaj has been replaced by Barrenetxea.
And we're back underway!
HT: Real Madrid 0-1 Real Sociedad. A terrific first half for Sociedad, who lead 1-0 thanks to Odegaard’s goal – which came courtesy of an error from Areola. The visitors have had the chances to double their lead, though, while Madrid, bar a few strikes from range, have not overly tested Remiro.
CLOSE! Almost a second for Sociedad! Remiro brilliantly gets a counter started by picking out Oyarzabal, whose subsequent pass finds both Militao and Ramos out of position. Isak races through but, under pressure from Ramos, fails to direct his effort on target.
We have not seen much of Marcelo as an attacking force so far in this match, though the left-back did just get into Sociedad's box then, only to skew a tame volley straight at Remiro.
OFF THE BAR! Remiro was beaten that time, as Ramos directed a header onto the crossbar. However, it would not have counted, with the linesman raising the flag for offside.
SAVE! End-to-end stuff now at Santiago Bernabeu, as Ramiro makes two vital interventions in quick succession, first getting a toe to Vinicius’ pass – which would have provided Benzema with an easy finish – before he then kept out a stinging drive from Valverde.
Poor from Odegaard! That really should have been 2-0 to Sociedad, as Isak again instigates an attack, this time cutting in from the left flank. Januzaj joins in and manages to tee up Odegaard but, despite having the perfect opportunity to shoot, the playmaker hesitates, allowing Madrid’s defence to recover.
Odegaard goes down around 30 yards out from Madrid’s goal, clutching his left thigh after he was clattered into by Marcelo. However, it does not appear he will require any treatment.
Madrid had just started to exert some control over proceedings but Sociedad now have something to cling onto. The hosts attempt to switch the play, with Diaz the target, but the diminutive winger cannot keep it in play and the move breaks down.
ODEGAARD SCORES!!! Massively against the run of play, and it just had to be him, didn't it? Areola's not covered himself in glory here because Odegaard's sidefoot finish is straight at him but it squirms through his legs and into the back of the net.
A second yellow card in less than 10 minutes for Real Sociedad. Le Normand is booked.
A first chance of the game, and it goes Sociedad’s way! Isak slipped a neat pass through to Januzaj, who managed to get a shot off from a tight angle. Militao, however, had tracked the winger’s run and makes the block.
No real opening for either side as of yet, with much of the plays having come in midfield. Madrid manage to work a move down the left, but Vinicius’ early cross is blocked and Sociedad regroup.
Odegaard has received the first booking of the game, having lunched in on Madrid captain Ramos.
Vinicius came on and changed the Madrid derby on Saturday and the winger has looked sharp in the opening exchanges. It is a huge opportunity for him – along with Diaz on the other side – to impress Zidane today.
Lively start from Madrid, with Marcelo and Nacho both getting high up the pitch into decent crossing positions.
This is a huge match for one player in particular – Sociedad playmaker Odegaard. The youngster made headlines when he signed for Madrid in 2015, though he is just now coming into his own in LaLiga. He is playing against his parent club tonight and has been a star for the Basque side this season.
And we're off!
On the other side, Imanol Sheriff brings some changes. The coach has put his faith in Gorosabel and has put all his efforts into attacking with Januzaj, Odegaard and Oyarzabal alongside Isak, who, like the Belgian, was a regular in the league. Portu is dropped.
Some intriguing selection from Zinedine Zidane there, perhaps most notably the inclusion of former Manchester City man Brahim Diaz. He's joined by Vinicius Jr. and James Rodriguez, who's also been away for some time. They will all be supporting Karim Benzema in attack.
Madrid – 19-time Copa winners – reached the semi-finals last term, only to be hammered 4-1 over two legs by Barcelona, who were eventually beaten by Valencia in the final. Los Blancos’ recent record in the competition is not great, however, given they have not won it since 2013-14
Real Sociedad starting XI: Remiro; Gorosabel, Elustondo, Le Normand, Monreal; Merino, Zubeldia; Januzaj, Odegaard, Oyarzabal; and Isak.
Real Madrid starting XI: Areola; Nacho, Militao, Ramos, Marcelo; James, Valverde, Kroos; Brahim, Benzema and Vinicius.
Line-ups are out! Let's take a look, shall-we?
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