Spanish giants Real Madrid have, on Saturday, been dealt a potentially serious blow amid the club’s efforts to secure the La Liga title.
Vini on target
Los Blancos are, of course, locked in action at present.
After getting the better of Sevilla in a top-of-the-table clash last time out, Carlo Ancelotti’s men tonight made the trip to Real Sociedad, for another showdown amid the upper echelons of the Spanish top-flight table.
And, with an hour of action played at Anoeta Stadium, the visitors look well on their way to another crucial three-point haul.
This comes with the in-form Vinicius Jr. separating the sides at present, owing to his 10th goal of the campaign.
A clever exchange between the Brazilian – who also proved the difference at Sevilla – and Luka Jovic, ultimately culminated in Vinicius slotting home in confident fashion, to set Real on their way to a hefty 8-point advantage atop the La Liga standings.
Vinícius Jr. scores his 10th goal of the season!🥶
Real Madrid go 0-1 against Real Sociedad at the start of the 2nd half! pic.twitter.com/4taNvghvqi
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*Update* – Luka Jovic has since doubled the visitors’ advantage.
As alluded to above, though, amid an otherwise solid night’s work for Los Merengues thus far, Ancelotti and co. have also been dealt an altogether concerning blow on the personnel front.
This came inside 20 minutes at Anoeta, when Karim Benzema, of course in the midst of a scintillating opening to the season, was forced to limp out of proceedings.
The Frenchman is understood to have picked up a hamstring problem, the severity of which will no doubt be revealed over the coming days.
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