Spanish La Liga
Result: Real Sociedad 1-3 Real Madrid
Date: 17 September 2017
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Anoeta
Real Madrid returned to winning ways in La Liga after they recorded a 3-1 win over Real Sociedad on Sunday evening,
After a quiet start to the first half, Los Blancos broke the deadlock after 19 minutes as Borja Mayoral volleyed home from close range. His first senior goal for the club.
The home side leveled matters 10 minutes later when Alvaro Odriozola's found Kevin Rodrigues, who volleyed home from a tight angle.
However, Los Blancos restored their lead in the 36th minute Rodrigues went from hero to villain by deflecting Mayoral's cross into his own net.
Real continued to push for more goals and they were nearly rewarded after 43 minutes but Marco Asensio fired wide of the upright.
The score remained 2-1 as the sides entered the halftime break.
Real dominated in the opening exchanges of the second half, but they struggled carve out clear-cut chances.
Los Blancos eventually extended their lead on the hour mark as Bale latched onto Isco's long ball and lobbed the on-rushing Rulli.
Zidane opted for a change after 75 minutes as Mayoral made way for Lucas Vazquez for the final stages of the second half.
Los Blancos managed to see out the closing stages with relative ease as Zidane also threw on Dani Cabellos in the closing stages.
The win moved Zidane's charges up to fourth spot, while Sociedad dropped to second spot.