Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad Liveblog
Today Real Madrid play host to seventh place Real Sociedad in the first match of the new year. After a tumultuous close to the year, the Whites are looking to begin anew and win as a team. As Casillas put it, “Teams look at us now in a different light from last season, but we are the ones who have to earn respect. We will try to win and not dwell on the past.” It is true, teams do not look at Madrid the same way they did a year ago, and it is up to the boys to reassert themselves as a dominant force in La Liga. In other news, Gonzalo Higuain as returned to the squad, however Sergio Ramos is out due to suspension, and Pepe, Coentrao, Albiol, and Marcelo are all out due to injury. Despite this, Madrid will certainly look to claim three points today and start the new year on the right foot. Hala Madrid!
Casillas, Adán y Jesús
Varane, Carvalho, Arbeloa, Llorente y Nacho
Xabi Alonso, Khedira, Özil, Essien, Modric, Callejón, Di María y Kaká
Cristiano Ronaldo, Higuaín y Benzema