The Portugal global scored twice and missed a punishment as Los Blancos conquered the Basque side in an amusement which saw the previous Liverpool director booed by the home group. Cristiano Ronaldo recouped from a missed punishment to score twice as Real Madrid beat cursed Real Sociedad 3-1 on Wednesday, facilitating the weight on mentor Rafael Benitez.
In spite of closing down for the mid-winter break with a 10-2 triumph over Rayo Vallecano, Benitez stayed under investigation and talked about a “crusade” against the club in midweek before Ronaldo lifted the mind-set at a to a great extent downbeat Santiago Bernabeu.
The guests – who lost Imanol Agirretxe and Sergio Canales to wounds in the first half – had surrendered 22 objectives on their past five La Liga visits to the Bernabeu and were given a let-off when Ronaldo wavered from the spot 24 minutes in. However, when Madrid – without harmed skipper Sergio Ramos – earned another liberal spot-kick before half-time, the Portugal star changed over to control the scoffs.
Ronaldo was shrieked after his introductory miss and the climate again went bad when Bruma cleared home his first La Liga objective four minutes into the second half. Notwithstanding, Ronaldo acted the hero again with a well-taken volley after the prior hour substitute Lucas Vazquez enlisted his first Madrid objective late on to give Benitez breathing space regardless of adjusting off 2015 with a to some degree dull presentation.
Previous Madrid man Canales shot high and wide a moment in before Pepe’s header was cleverly tipped over by Geronimo Rulli in Madrid’s first sight on objective. Rulli stayed occupied at an opportune time, denying Ronaldo one-on-one after a snappy separate before sparing Benzema’s strike on his right side.
Keylor Navas was then off his line rapidly to defeat Agirretxe at the flip side as he sidestepped Nacho 13 minutes in – the Sociedad man constrained off as a consequence of an overwhelming impact with the goalkeeper.