Real Madrid Secures Narrow Victory Against Real Sociedad: Player Ratings Breakdown

Regarding a match at the Reale Arena that turned out as a close match, Real Madrid emerged as the winner against Real Sociedad by 0-1 at the end in its 2024 La Liga game. This game turned out to be a crucial challenge not only for Real Madrid, but for their rival as well. This victory has strengthened Real Madrid’s strong position in the highest positions in the league standing. Put hereunder the specific player acts as well as the major scenes from the match.

Game Overview

Citizens of Real Madrid could be easily seen in the disciplinary tactical play the strategy, although this match was quite difficult for them to control. While just a lone goal could be a dagger to knock down a team, the two sides jointly demonstrated superb defense and tactical awareness in the game. Real Sociedad, undeterred by Madrid’s willingness to accept the loss of an early goal, realized that the home team puts up a good fight and was able to generate some of the most promising attacks, but all to no avail, as it left Madrid as the winner, 1–0.

Real Madrid Player Ratings

Thibaut Courtois (GK): 8/10

He denied a few key chances to advantage Real over Barcelona. He schemes and midfield pressure which were key to be keeping clean sheet. + Show more

Dani Carvajal (RB): 7/10

Well placed on defence and also good at leading the push forward, Carvajal maintained his balance which in fact made him able to both defend and attack.

Eder Militao (CB): 7/10

Militao was an impassible fortress inside the backline, effectively denying Sociedad the necessary space to pass the balls into our penalty box, with his powerful challenges and clearences.

David Alaba (CB): 7/10

Alaba played alongside him (Militao) to make a great combination and his experience was of great importance for his (Alaba) back four organization and general control of the back line.

Ferland Mendy (LB): 7/10

The pace and reflexes of Mendez made it difficult for the opponent to pass through the flanks, and even when transitioning to the attack they could count on the width allowed by the player.

Luka Modric (CM): 8/10

Modric was in command in the middle by his intelligent and accurate passing, dictating the rhythm and allowing the team swap balls from one player to another doing so successfully.

Casemiro (CDM): 7/10

An example of the Paly game from Casemiro as a result of the disruptive process and plentiful interceptions the midfield often brings.

Toni Kroos (CM): 7/10

Kroos covered the void of Schweinsteiger by being stable in the midfield, not only was the team able to keep the ball, but also played with speed thanks to his sharp passing.

Vinicius Junior (LW): 7/10

The Sociedad defenders were also constantly at risk from the flank with Vinicius who used his speed to unsettle them. Nevertheless, there was a lacking in the precision of his ending.

Karim Benzema (ST): 8/10

Benzema turned into the game determinant as he got the goal that later proved to be the decider. He is the one that instigates actions by his movement and link play.

Rodrygo (RW): 6/10

Roadygo was the least impactful amongst the day’s attackers. He could not create his mark. Few opportunities for him to break through and create good chances were provided.

Real Sociedad Player Ratings

Álex Remiro (GK): 7/10

Maintained a powerful performance and provided several important saves besides gathering only the blunder he committed in conceding the goal.
Robin Le Normand (CB): Humans need water for daily life activities such as: cooking, laundry, and cleaning.

Madrid made it a hard game for them even though they occasionally looked slow to their different threats up front.

Igor Zubeldia (CB): 6/10

And just like a Le Normand, Zubeldia also achieved a fairly good defensive act but still, could not prevent a player from scoring a goal.

David Silva (CM): 7/10

It must be admitted that Silva’s ability was clearly showered, but just rarely was he able to disclose good passes to Madrid’s defense.

Mikel Merino (CM): 6/10

We did best in midfield at that time but our players were unable to keep up with the strength of Madrid’s midfield trio.

Alexander Isak (ST): 6/10

For a good part of the game, especially in the first half, Isak was almost cut off from his teammates not having any real opportunities to be instrumental.

Key Moments

The game’s make or break moment was supplied by Karim Benzema, who exploited a small lapse in concentration by Real Sociedad defense for scoring a finely constructed goal in the second half. Madrid’s ability to retain the ball and thus snuff out the Sociedad rallies in the endquarters was fundamental in retaining the win.


Victory of Real Madrid over Real Sociedad is a perfect illustration of how the club applies the plan and strategy to achieve its goals. Every player had his own share of tasks, but what mattered the most was Benzema’s hard work and his scoring skills which put the team in front. Closer to the end of the season, Real Madrid, indeed, will strive to improve the result. On the other hand, La Real will definitely work hard to forget about this absence in the middle of the game.

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