Real Sociedad did enough to frustrate the visitors for 80 minutes, but Gareth Bale’s superb header sealed three points for Los Blancos, who notched up their 10th straight league win and kept their title hopes alive.
After a goal-less first half, the home side looked in control in the second half and created some good goal scoring opportunities. In absence of Ronaldo and Benzema, Madrid struggled to create clear cut openings and were in search of an inspiration from somewhere to break Sociedad’s resilience.
Bale, who has been outstanding for Madrid this season, stepped up and scored his 19th goal of the season, with a superb leap and a well placed header from a Luca Vazquez cross.
Of his 19 goals, nine of them are headers, which is more than any other player in Europe’s top five leagues. Also, he was involved in 30 goals this season for Madrid in just 28 games.
Check the goal below: