As such, Gareth Bale looks a little like a lone soldier for this one, just as he did last time out against Rayo. The encouraging part? That went pretty well. CURTO DE LA TORRE/Getty ImagesFor the hosts, meanwhile, Saturday's clash with Madrid has a curious feel to it. In normal circumstances, you'd expect Real Sociedad to give the men from the capital an attritional battle, given their recent history for doing just that against the elite and the upswing in form since Eusebio Sacristan replaced David Moyes. But here, La Real won't look much like, well, La Real. Suspended, leading forward Carlos Vela will be missing. So too will strikers Jonathas and Imanol Agirretxe. Key centre-back Inigo Martinez is also out. "It's a pity we will be without [those players] but that doesn't take away any of our keenness, " said Eusebio on Friday.
"Typically Madrid would like their chances of doing so and overwhelming the Basques, but for this clash, Zidane and Co. are heading north well below full strength. Indeed, both Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema will be absent because of injury and are in a race against time to be fit for Wednesday's crucial second leg against Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League. Also missing will be Toni Kroos (rested), while Zidane is expected to rotate as well.
Manchester CityL: 1-2 vs. GetafeW: 3-2 vs. Rayo VallecanoL: 1-2 vs. EibarW: 3-0 vs. VillarrealW: 1-0 vs. BarcelonaW: 5-1 vs. GetafeW: 2-1 vs. SevillaW: 3-0 vs. WolfsburgL: 0-1 vs. Las PalmasW: 4-0 vs. EibarB/R UKTeam NewsFor Real Sociedad, a significant reshuffle will be required from Eusebio, with La Real missing a number of key figures. In defence, leading centre-back Martinez is sidelined with a knee injury, meaning Diego Reyes will likely drop back from midfield and into the heart of the back four alongside Mikel Gonzalez. Flanking that pair should be Aritz Elustondo and Yuri. In midfield, former Madrid man Asier Illarramendi should join Markel Bergara and possibly Ruben Pardo in a central trio, with a 4-3-3 looking likely given the necessity to use a false nine in attack.
Real Sociedad vs. Real Madrid: Team News, Preview, Live Stream, TV InfoGonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty ImagesSo Take 3, then. After consecutive matchdays in which La Liga's trio of contenders have all gone at it in this suddenly juicy title race, one after another in frenetic strings of back-to-back-to-back affairs, here we are once more, ready to do it all over again for a third time in 10 days. On Saturday, Real Madrid start it all off in the afternoon's earliest kick-off, just as they did last weekend against Rayo Vallecano. This time, Madrid's opponents are Real Sociedad at Anoeta, and soon afterward Atletico Madrid will play host to Rayo before Barcelona tackle Real Betis in Seville. Like Take 1 and Take 2, Take 3 is a compelling scenario: six hours, three crunch matches, everything on the line, zero margin for error.
Match DetailsDate: Saturday, April 30Time: 3 p. m. BST/10 a. EDT/4 p. localVenue: Estadio Anoeta, San Sebastian, SpainTV Info: Sky Sports (UK—delayed broadcast), beIN Sports (U. S. )Live Stream: beIN Sports Connect (U. )Form Lines Last 6 Results in All Competitions (most recent first)Real SociedadReal MadridD: 0-0 vs. VillarrealD: 0-0 vs.
Rayo Vallecano - Real Sociedad Live - La Liga: Football Scores & Highlights - 21/01/2023Follow the La Liga live Football match between Rayo Vallecano and Real Sociedad with Eurosport. The match starts at 1:00 PM on January 21st, 2023. Catch the latest Rayo Vallecano and Real Sociedad news and find up to date La Liga standings, results, top scorers and previous winners. Football fans can read breaking Football news headlines, interviews, expert commentary and watch replays. Keep up with what’s happening in the Premier League, Champions League and other competitions.
Rayo Vallecano vs Real Sociedad live stream, score and H2H