Real Madrid was able to take advantage of the 0-0 slip from Barcelona against Seville on Friday, beating Real Sociedad 2-1 to win over El Blaugrana at the top of the table.
Not long after the break, Sergio Ramos nailed a Vinicius penalty, before Karim Benzema multiplied Madrid’s lead in the 70th moment.
The hosts managed to claw one back on 83 ‘via Merino yet Los Blancos clutched guarantee a hard-battled victory until the end. Eight games to go, and bounty to play for as the Madrid-Barca battle looks liable to go last minute.
With Sergio Ramos and Karim Benzema ‘s second-half goals winning all three points, Zinedine Zidane’s side presently leads their El Clasico rivals on a head-to-head record in 2019-20.
Los Blancos have battled to break down the team of Imanol Alguacil in the primary half, with constrained chances on the two sides.
In any case, after the break, the game turned in favor of Real Madrid, as Ramos got from the penalty spot, following a foul on Vinicius Junior by Diego Llorente.
Ramos was harmed and replaced minutes later, as Sociedad developed in quality in the end stages.
Substitute Adnan Januzaj sent the hosts level on 69 minutes, just for VAR to excuse it for offside against Mikel Merino.
VAR also gave another supporting hand to Zidane ‘s side when Benzema’s shot was allowed to remain, regardless of attempting to strike the previous French international ‘s arm.
Merino scored a late consolation for the host team yet was unable to haul Real Madrid in the final stages.