Sports Desk- Sergio Ramos and Karim Benzema added a second to help Real Madrid edge ahead of Barcelona in the La Liga title race on Sunday. Real Madrid beat Sociedad 2-1.
Madrid skipper Sergio Ramos broke the deadlock in the 50th minute by converting a penalty after Vinicius Jr went to ground in the area following contact from Sociedad’s Diego Llorente.
Sociedad thought they had levelled with a strike from Adnan Januzaj from outside the box but the goal was ruled out after a VAR review showed Mikel Merino obstructing the view of Madrid keeper Thibaut Courtois without touching the ball.
Their sense of injustice deepened a minute later when Karim Benzema doubled Madrid’s lead in the 71st after controlling the ball with the top of his arm although Merino ensured an exciting finish by lashing in off the crossbar in the 83rd minute.
Ramos duly scored and thus became La Liga’s highest ever scoring defender. He has now 68 goals against his name, one more than Ronald Koeman.
“We’re angry with everything but mainly with the way we lost, because the little details and the big moments went against us,” said Merino.