Gareth Bale’s Real Madrid grab important 3-1 win against Sociedad

Real Madrid have earned themselves a key win today as Los Merengues triumphed 3-1 against Real Sociedad away from home, without Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcelo. This fixture was quite an important one. Real Madrid, who had already disappointed in the past couple of weeks, with draws against Levante and Valencia, needed this win in order to come back in the title race and to increase their hopes of catching up to FC Barcelona, who had maintained a splendid record this season. Real Madrid started the game with the absences of Cristiano Ronaldo, Marcelo, Karim Benzema and Toni Kroos, and victory was far from certain at this point. Real Madrid’s first goal would come from a long cross to Sergio Ramos.

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Isco shines as Spain ends Italy’s unbeaten run in qualifiers

Isco was the star in today’s clash between Italy and Spain as the Real Madrid playmaker led la Roja to an outstanding 3-0 victory at Santiago Bernabéu. Following a foul near the angle of the 18-yard box, Isco opened the score for the hosts with a splendid free-kick. The Spaniard curled the ball above the wall and left Buffon agape, as the Italian keeper had a disappointing reaction time for this free-kick that he could have arguably saved, had he noticed the ball’s trajectory earlier. Around the forty-minute mark, as Spain started to get even more comfortable with the ball, Isco received the ball from Iniesta a couple of meters away from the 18-yard box. Spain’s number 22 had a

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