Real Madrid maintained their 100% record in La Liga thanks to a come-from-behind win over a spirited Real Sociedad side.
Sociedad took a shock early lead through Ander Barrenetxea, but ultimately succumbed to second half goals from Federico Valverde and Joselu and the newly-refurbished Santiago Bernabeu.
The win means that Madrid go back to the top of theLa Liga table having won their first five games of the season.
Real Madrid started the game extremely brightly, and almost took the lead in the third minute through David Alaba. The centre-back bombed forward in open play linking up with Toni Kroos and then Jude Bellingham — who squared the ball perfectly into his path — before forcing Alex Remiro into a smart save.
A few minutes later, however, Madrid were made to rue that missed chance by Ander Barrenetxea. The young wide player stole march on Dani Carvajal inside the box to volley a clever Takefusa Kubo cross goalward. Barrenetxea would see that initial strike saved brilliantly by Kepa Arrizabalaga a follow up saved as well, but the 21-year-old was able to follow up to prod home while the Madrid goalkeeper was rooted to the floor.
Carvajal almost made amends for his defensive lapse in the lead up to Sociedad's goal by almost assist an equaliser in the 15th minute.
The right-back latched onto a loose pass out of the box by Remiro, before bursting down the right. Carvajal was able to drag the ball back into the path of the unmarked Joselu in the middle of the penalty area, however the striker was only able to hit the crossbar with his first-time effort when the goal was gaping.
That chance started a Madrid blitzkrieg of the Sociedad goal, with Rodrygo, Joselu and Bellingham all forcing Remiro into smart saves in quickRead on 90min.com