Real Sociedad knocked Real Madrid out of the Copa del Rey as Alexander Isak netted a quickfire brace after Martin Odegaard was on target.
Martin Odegaard gave his parent club a telling reminder of his talents as Real Sociedad stunned Real Madrid with a 4-3 victory in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals.
The 21-year-old playmaker opened the scoring midway through the first half at the Santiago Bernabeu, assisted by a dreadful goalkeeping error from Alphonse Areola.
That was Odegaard’s sixth goal in the first season of a planned two-campaign loan stint in San Sebastian and Sociedad striker Alexander Isak then took centre stage with two goals in as many second-half minutes.
Mikel Merino made it 4-1 after Marcelo pulled one back for Madrid, and Sociedad held out to hand Zinedine Zidane’s shuffled line-up a first defeat in 22 matches, despite goals from Rodrygo Goes and Nacho and a red card for Andoni Gorosabel in a riotous final
22′ GOAL! Real Madrid 0-1 Real Sociedad (Odegaard)
IT’S 1-0 TO SOCIEDAD AND IT’S ODEGAARD WHO HAS SCORED IT! Well, that is certainly a moment to remember for the Sociedad man, who does not celebrate against his parent club, but it is a moment to forget for Areola. The goalkeeper parried out Isak’s effort but could not react in time to deny Odegaard on the rebound, with the midfielder’s crisp first-time strike leaving the France international flat-footed.
49′ OFFSIDE! Isak’s goal disallowed
54′ GOAL! Real Madrid 0-2 Real Sociedad (Isak)
Now Sociedad are 2-0 up and surely there is no doubt about this one! It’s Isak who has got his sixth Copa del Rey goal of the campaign, having sent a supreme, acrobatic volley into the left-hand corner, giving Areola no chance. What a strike from the forward!
56′ GOAL! Real Madrid 0-3 Real Sociedad (Isak)
Oh my word, it is all going terribly, terribly wrong for Madrid, but what a famous night this is turning into for the visitors! A cross deflected into Isak’s path and the youngster kept his cool to slam a brilliant finish high into the right-hand corner.
59′ GOAL! Real Madrid 1-3 Real Sociedad (Marcelo)
MARCELO PULLS ONE BACK – IT’S 3-1! Well, Sociedad looked entirely comfortable but now Madrid have got themselves on the scoresheet and set up what promises to be an enthralling final 30 minutes. Diaz did well to find space and thread a pass to Marcelo, who duly thumped in a finish at the near post.
69′ GOAL! Real Madrid 1-4 Real Sociedad (Merino)
SOCIEDAD MAKE IT 4-1! Well, is that finally game over!? Isak turns from scorer to creator with a sublime cutback for Merino who, having made a late, untracked run into the box, sends a first-time finish at Areola, who can only weakly parry it in.
81′ GOAL! Real Madrid 2-4 Real Sociedad (Rodrygo)
GOAL! What a crazy match this is. Moments after being denied a goal by the technology, Vinicius scampers into the area down the left and lays it on a plate for Rodrygo, who tucks home into an empty net to give Madrid hope! It’s 4-2 at Santiago Bernabeu, though VAR will check the goal.
90+3′ GOAL! Real Madrid 3-4 Real Sociedad (Nacho)
IT’S 4-3! MADRID ARE RIGHT BACK IN THIS! Incredible scenes at Santiago Bernabeu as Benzema loops in a cross and Nacho – of all people – is on hand to head home.