The hard-fought triumph over Valencia had a double-reward genuine Madrid as it brought three essential points and maintained the pressure on Quique Setien’s guys on the eve of their clash with Sevilla in the Estadio Sanchez Pizjuan.

Zinedine Zidane didn’t wish to give Barcelona an inch, and the Catalan club’s slip-up in Seville has now opened the door for Madrid to take control in the league.

This match versus La Real is another hard test for Los Blancos, with the chance to leapfrog Barcelona giving an included layer of value to this fixture significance Zidane and his men will need to be at their finest.

Real Sociedad will take confidence in the fact that Real Madrid are the club against which coach Imanol Alguacil has actually enjoyed his finest record of triumphes, thriving over Los Blancos 3 times, and will be seeking to put an end to their bad run of kind considering that the return of LaLiga and get 3 essential points to try and promote the Champions League areas again.

Quarantine appears to have had a bad effect on La Real, with Imanol himself acknowledging this after the defeat to Deportivo Alaves, and in just five days the club have actually lost some of the optimism they had more than the three-month break, losing 4th position in the table and being in danger of not even receiving the Europa League if they do not arrange things out quickly.