BARCELONA: Real Madrid recovered to beat Real Sociedad 2-1 to return to the top of La Liga, maintaining their perfect start to the season.
After Barcelona beat Real Betis last night, Carlo Ancelotti’s squad needs to overcome Basque opponents to get back ahead of the league.
Real Sociedad took the lead through Ander Barrenetxea, but Madrid equalized thanks to a Fede Valverde goal before Joselu sealed their fifth consecutive win of the season.
England’s Jude Bellingham missed the mark this time after starting well by scoring five goals in his first four games with the Spanish giants. He remains the top scorer so far.
Madrid will begin their Champions League campaign against Union Berlin at home this Wednesday, and despite missing Ballon d’Or winner Karim Benzema in the summer, and star player Vinicius Junior to injury, they are still one of the squad’s toughest.
Sociedad took the lead as early as the fifth minute at the new Santiago Bernabeu, when Takefusa Kubo made a pass to Barrenetxea.
Valverde equalized a minute into the second half and Joselu scored Madrid’s winner in the 60th minute.
Madrid currently lead the league by two points over Barcelona, with both Spanish giants yet to lose this season.