Real Madrid ratings vs Real Sociedad: Eder Militao and Dani Carvajal mistakes prove costly as beleaguered Blancos beaten
Eder Militao's second-half error, followed by a sending-off for Dani Carvajal, led Real Madrid to a 2-0 defeat against Champions League hopefuls Real Sociedad in San Sebastian on Tuesday.
La Real enjoyed a more convincing first half, putting pressure on a much-changed Madrid line up. Martin Zubimendi came the closest to breaking the deadlock, with the Barcelona transfer target rattling the bar from five yards out after mistiming his effort.
They capitalised on that pressure early in the second half, as Militao's wayward pass fell to the feet of Take Kubo, who couldn't miss against his former club.
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Madrid's evening got even more difficult after Carvajal was given his marching orders for an admittedly soft second yellow with 30 minutes to play, and the hosts grabbed a second to put things beyond doubt late on, as substitute Ander Barrenetxea drifted inside Lucas Vazquez and fired the ball into the bottom corner.
Los Blancos have nothing else to play for in La Liga. Barcelona have the title all-but wrapped up, and there is only a slim chance that Madrid will finish below second place. Attention, then, turns to their Champions League semi-final with Manchester City, and if this is all a warm up, it's not a particularly convincing one.
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