Real Madrid 3-4 Sociedad: Hosts dumped out of Copa as Odegaard haunts parent club
Real Madrid slump to worst defensive performance of Zidane era against Sociedad
Zinedine Zidane’s 250th official match in charge of Real Madrid did not go to plan, as his side conceded four goals in a game for the first time under his management.
Madrid were dumped out of the Copa del Rey at the quarter-final stage after a hugely entertaining 4-3 home defeat to Real Sociedad.
Martin Odegaard, on loan at Sociedad from Madrid, pulled the strings from midfield and scored his first goal at Santiago Bernabeu to see the away side leading at the break.
A brace from Alexander Isak put Sociedad three goals up before Marcelo pulled one back, but former Newcastle man Mikel Merino came off the bench to restore the cushion.
Goals from Rodrygo and Nacho brought Madrid back into the game in the dying moments, with Sergio Ramos heading straight at the goalkeeper with seconds to play.
Real Sociedad knocked Real Madrid out of the Copa del Rey as Alexander Isak netted a quickfire brace after Martin Odegaard was on target.
Martin Odegaard gave his parent club a telling reminder of his talents as Real Sociedad stunned Real Madrid with a 4-3 victory in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals.
The 21-year-old playmaker opened the scoring midway through the first half at the Santiago Bernabeu, assisted by a dreadful goalkeeping error from Alphonse Areola.
That was Odegaard’s sixth goal in the first season of a planned two-campaign loan stint in San Sebastian and Sociedad striker Alexander Isak then took centre stage with two goals in as many second-half minutes.
Mikel Merino made it 4-1 after Marcelo pulled one back for Madrid, and Sociedad held out to hand Zinedine Zidane’s shuffled line-up a first defeat in 22 matches, despite goals from Rodrygo Goes and Nacho and a red card for Andoni Gorosabel in a riotous final