Real lost the opportunity to overtake Barcelona

Published:Tuesday, 02 Mar 2021 08:03

Real lost the opportunity to overtake Barcelona

Sports Desk: Spanish giants Real Madrid had a chance to win the match to put pressure on Atletico Madrid, who are top of the points table in La Liga. At the same time, they could have surpassed their arch-rivals Barcelona. However, Zinedine Zidane’s side left the field with one point in the last-minute goal in the losing match against Real Sociedad.

The match ended in a 1-1 draw at the Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium on Monday night (March 1). Despite dominating the first half, Zinedine Zidane’s side failed to score. Mariano and Rafael Varane had easy opportunities but could not use them. The champions came back from the opposite break and digested the goal.

Sociedad, who were playing great at home in the second half, went ahead in the 55th minute of the match. Portuguese footballer Manzane found Real’s net with a header from Nacho Monreal’s cross.

With just one minute left in the allotted time, Real got a chance to equalize. Vinicius Jr. made it 1-1 from Lucas Vasquez’s cross.

The draw ended Los Blancos’ race to win five matches in a row. However, Zidane’s team lost the opportunity to overtake Barcelona by sharing the points. At the end of 25 matches, the two teams have 53 points. However, Bar  are ahead in goal difference.