Real 5-2 Sociedad: Ronaldo grabs hattrick in Los Blancos win - FCNaija
La Liga By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 10/02/2018
Cristiano Ronaldo grabbed a hat-trick in Real Madrid 5-2 win against Real Sociedad in the La Liga at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday.Real Madrid started the game with an early goal after Cristiano Ronaldo cross found unmarked Lucas Vasquez in the area to give the La Liga Champions the lead in the opening minute of the match.The host continued to pile up pressure for Real Sociedad as Marcelo and Marco Asensio combined well in the opponent's half. Real Madrid continued to control the game against the away team as they press to get the second goal.Asensio almost got the second goal for Real Madrid after a solo run but was intercepted by Ronaldo but the attempt was easy Real Sociedad keeper to deal with.Ronaldo gave Real Madrid the second goal in the 27th minute after a brilliant move from Asensio to free up Marcelo who gave Ronaldo the assist to tap in the goal from a close range. Ronaldo squared the ball for Karim Benzema but the Frenchman was unable to finish it.
Ronaldo almost got the third goal but his effort was denied by the woodwork. Toni Kroos got the third goal for Real Madrid after a sublime assist from Vasquez, Ronaldo got the fourth for Real Madrid through a brilliant header in the 37th minute from a corner kick, The is first half ended with 4-0 in favour of the home team. The second half started with Real Madrid controlling the game, Real Sociedad almost a goal after a fine header but it went inches wide.Real Sociedad played more composed football in the second half after a poor first half outing, Zinedine Zidane opted for his first change as he made a double substitution as in brought in Isco for Vazquez and Mateo Kovacic for Luka Modric. in the 63rd minute.Zidane made his final change in the 72nd minute as he subbed Asensio for Gareth Bale, The away team was able to get a goal in the 72nd minute when Jon Bautista was left unmarked in the area.Real Madrid missed a couple of chances in the final minute but they were able to show class ahead of the Champions League game against PSG.