“After getting the Champions League off to a winning start against APOEL, Zidane’s team will now look for the three points in the league trip to Anoeta”, the club informed.
Sociedad meanwhile are level with Barca at the top of the table after their best start to a league season since 1981. “Finally, they worked on shooting as well as crossing and finishing”.
Eusebio Sacristan’s side opened their league season with a 3-2 win at Celta Vigo, before recording an impressive 3-0 home victory over Villarreal before the worldwide break.
Balancing the Europa League and La Liga will be a tough challenge for Eusebio this season, and it will be interesting to see just how seriously the European competition is taken, especially if their impressive league form continues.
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The Spanish sensation missed the Champions League 3-0 victory over APOEL on Wednesday night due to a pimple issue, but it looks likely he could be ready to return to action when Real Madrid visit Real Sociedad on Sunday.
The Brazilian left-back was sent off during the 1-1 draw against Levante for kicking out at Jefferson Lerma in the 89 minute of the game.
Pique admitted last month he felt inferior to Real Madrid as a Barcelona player for the first time since he returned to the Nou Camp in 2008.
Early into the 2013/14 season Real Madrid hosted Real Sociedad as Cristiano Ronaldo netted the 23rd hat-trick of his career, as Carlo Ancelotti managed Madrid to a 5-1 victory two goals from open play and one from the spot saw Madrid’s Portuguese talisman brush aside the visitors and help his side to a convincing victory.
Sociedad have actually only scored twice in their last five league games with Los Blancos, but the Basque outfit did record a 4-2 win over the Madrid giants when they met at the Anoeta in August 2014.
Kroos missed training on Saturday with a minor muscle problem and joins the suspended Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcelo and injured Karim Benzema, Mateo Kovacic and Jesus Vallejo on the sidelines. Although they fielded a weakened side against Levante in the interest of focusing on the Champions League, it is likely they will return to full strength on Sunday with the hopes of dismantling Real Sociedad’s 100% record.
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