Ahead of Sunday’s clash at the Estadio Anoeta, Real Madrid have been preparing for the meeting with Real Sociedad in Friday’s training session.
Recent results has seen much of the pre-season optimism fade amongst Real Madrid supporters, the club now has to overturn a four point gap between themselves and Barcelona.
Despite the successive draws against Valencia and Levante, Los Blancos haven’t actually been playing poor football, it has rather been a case of being unable to finish chances off.
It is worth noting that the team had over 40 shots over the course of both matches, only converting a lowly three.
Zinedine Zidane presided over Friday morning’s training session at Valdebebas with only Mateo Kovacic and Karim Benzema absent through injury.
Following the confirmation of a pimple infection in mid-week, Marco Asensio made a timely return to training with the Spanish forward now a key figure in Zidane’s team.
Cristiano Ronaldo trained in the knowledge that Sunday’s clash will be the last of his five match domestic suspension whilst Gareth Bale worked through some drills which prepared him to lead the line in Benzema’s absence.