#59 // Willian José → Pardo Real Sociedad 2 – 0 Real Madrid

We know Ronaldo left for Juventus, but still.

Real Madrid… what’s going on, big guy?

 

 

 

They’re home at the Bernabéu.

Down 1-0 in the 83rd minute to Real Sociedad.

Fourth in the La Liga table, a good ten points behind Barcelona.

And, as they have been all year, they just sort of… fall asleep.

 

 

Credit to Willian José, for the cheeky little mini-cross.

Knocking the wind out of an already deflated Madrid team.

It’s like he got a secret tip-off in advance:

“There will be a gap in front of the left post—get it there.”

 

And so, he stopped the ball at his feet, drew the defenders in, and he did.

A brilliant, cheeky ball.

 

 

Hardly anyone would think to loft a cross to that spot, with so little space and time that close to goal.

That it would get intercepted, bungled, overshot.

And that you’d try to thread a through ball on the ground—not in the air.

But when you’ve got a chance to win at the Bernabéu for the first time since 2004…

A bit of inspiration comes to you.

 

 

A goal and an assist, for Willian José.

Real Sociedad win 2-0.

A rock-bottom loss for the great Real Madrid.

 

 

It doesn’t add up, but reality is setting in, now halfway through the La Liga season.

They’ve still got the Ballon d’Or winner, Luka Modrić.

And Varane, Kroos, Ramos, Marcelo, Courtois.

But something’s off. Badly off.

 

 

Look at the clip again—Luka Modrić, walking. 

Letting the play unfold around him, and the moment he wakes up…

They’ve conceded the second goal.

 

 

 

At least they’re self-aware about things.

 

Tonight was a gigante cagada indeed.