The Asian Age
Sociedad shock Real
Zurutuza scores twice to hand Madrid first defeat of season
Madrid, Sept. 1: Real Sociedad produced a stunning fightback from 2- 0 down to beat European champions Real Madrid 42.
Meanwhile, bitter rivals Barcelona made it two wins in as many games under Luis Enrique with a late winner at Villarreal on Sunday.
Madrid were without the injured Cristiano Ronaldo, Angel di Maria and Xabi Alonso, but still looked on course for a comfortable evening when they flew into a 2- 0 lead inside the opening minutes thanks to goals from Sergio Ramos and Gareth Bale.
However, Inigo Martinez and David Zurutuza levelled for the hosts before the break and Zurutuza and Carlos Vela sealed a much- needed win for under- fire Sociedad boss Jagoba Arrasate.
It was a happier evening for Barca as they were 1- 0 victors at Villarreal thanks to 19- year- old Sandro Ramirez’s debut goal eight minutes from time. Barca completely dominated possession in the opening 45 minutes, but failed to create clearcut chances as Sergio Asenjo parried a drive from Pedro before turning a deflected Messi free- kick onto the post.