Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad: Zidane speaks on 5-2 victory


Zinedine Zidane confidently asserted his Real Madrid charges were ready for the visit of the French champions in midweek after his side's comfortable 5-2 win over Real Sociedad on Saturday.

"Remember Isco's buyout clause €700 million so it is in the hands of Real Madrid, but if a good offer comes in for him they'd be willing to listen".

The hosts enjoyed a dream start at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, grabbing the lead with their first attack.

Madrid are still a huge 16 points behind unbeaten league leaders Barcelona, but they are now back up to third above Valencia, who play Levante on Sunday. We need to think about Wednesday, it's a major challenge for everyone. "Our goal is to arrive in the best shape possible for Wednesday".

However, speaking during a postmatch press conference after a 1-0 win away at Toulouse in Ligue 1 on Saturday, Emery admitted that Motta had not proved his fitness, so will not be starting against the two-time defending champions in Spain.

PSG lined up without Edinson Cavani, rested with a slight hip problem, but could have taken the lead on five minutes when Lafont saved with his chest from Presnel Kimpembe from pointblank range.

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Ronaldo and Karim Benzema also hit the woodwork in a first half completely dictated by Madrid, which used its pressure to perfection. Ronaldo initially appeared to lose control of the ball but recovered to send a ideal cross into the box, where Vazquez headed home.

The hat-trick is Ronaldo's 33rd in LaLiga.

Jon Bautista and Asier Illaramendi pulling goals back for Real Sociedad. Subs: Isco (on for Vazquez, 63) 7, Mateo Kovacic (on for Modric, 63) 6, Gareth Bale (on for Asensio, 73) 6. He might have had less experience than me when he started at Madrid and look what he has done, he said at his unveiling.

Eibar's eighth victory in its last 12 matches lifted it into sixth place, which earns a Europa League berth.

Leganes were a man down from the 84th minute after Dimitrios Siovas's second booking. Ivan Ramis scored in stoppage time.

Alaves continued their turnaround under coach Abelardo Fernandez with a 2-1 win at fifth-placed Villarreal, leaving them 16th and seven points above the relegation zone.