Real Madrid got a hard fought draw with Juventus in Champions League play this week. Real Sociedad held Manchester United to a scoreless draw in Champions League play this week as well. They’ll both come into the game tired but both will want the win and three points. Cristiano Ronaldo’s season got off to a hot start, he has scored 21 goals in 16 competitions for Real Madrid this year.
“Give it (the Ballon d’Or) to Cristiano Ronaldo,” Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti said, via ESPN FC. “For me the best player in the world right now is Cristiano. He is the top scorer in the league, the Champions League and if we talk about technical quality, he is also the best.
“He has great professionalism and his seriousness is amazing. This is the key to be at this level. He has not missed one minute, nor has he wanted to. It’s great for the squad.”
Ancelotti knows beating Real Sociedad won’t be easy.
“Real Sociedad are a great team. They are dangerous in attack and have fast players.”
Sociedad coach Jagoba Arrasate knows getting a favorable result after a draining game against Manchester United will take nearly flawless play.
“We have to play a perfect match and above all take our chances because Madrid make you pay for any mistakes, Arrasate said. “We have to manage the ball well and know our plan.”
Date: November 9
Start Time: 10:00 a.m. ET
Location: Madrid, Spain
Stadium: Estadio Santiago Bernabéu
TV Info: beIN Sport USA, beIN Sport en Español
Live Stream: beIN Sport Play
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