Real Madrid’s LaLiga title defense left to an underwhelming start on Sunday as they were held to a 0-0 draw by Real Sociedad at the Real Arena.
Zinedine Zidane’s guys were belatedly returning to domestic action after their not successful Champions League.
exploits at the end of last season and had Martin Odegaard in their beginning line-up.
The 21-year-old was recalled by Madrid after investing the 2019-20 project on loan at Sociedad.
yet his previous side provided as excellent as they got in regards to authentic possibilities.
Although veteran David Silva– signed to replace Odegaard – made his Sociedad debut from the bench after recuperating from coronavirus.
there was no breakthrough prior to the last whistle.
Madrid had their hosts under pressure from the outset however did not
threaten to capitalise on their dominance until late in the very first half.
Alex Remiro was scarcely troubled before the 38th minute, yet Karim Benzema’s harrying triggered a rushed pass from the goalkeeper straight to Vinicius Junior, who quickly fed Madrid’s number 9.
Benzema rounded Remiro and looked specific to rating however altered an off-balance effort throughout the face of goal.
Remiro’s opposite number Thibaut Courtois was even more excellent as Alexander Isak bore down on goal amid an uncommon Sociedad foray, his effort turned away by the toe of the previous Chelsea man.
Courtois was beaten within two minutes of the reboot, however Ander Barrenetxea’s cushioned volley bounced agonisingly beyond the bottom-right corner.
Ferland Mendy was fortunate to leave a second booking for a rugged difficulty on Portu, prior to Remiro made a meal of Dani Carvajal’s 25-yard blast in spite of persuading stops to keep Benzema and Toni Kroos at bay.
A series of replacements for the either side consisting of the arrival of Silva for the hosts and a Madrid debut for Marvin Park could not trigger the opener.