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Gareth Bale leads inexperienced Real Madrid attack against Real Sociedad

Bale leads inexperienced Real attack against Sociedad

17/09/2017 at 17:46Updated 17/09/2017 at 18:51

Gareth Bale leads an inexperienced Real Madrid attack against Real Sociedad with Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema both missing.

With Ronaldo still suspended and Benzema out injured, Bale will shoulder the main goalscoring burden along with young forward Borja Mayoral.

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Elsewhere, Theo Hernandez comes in to replace the suspended Marcelo, whilst Isco is likely to start a bit deeper with Toni Kroos injured and Marco Asensio starting further forward.

Failure to defeat Sociedad, who have won all three of their opening matches, will see Real slip to seven points behind Barcelona, as well as tonight’s opponents.

Sociedad's starting XI contains former Manchester United player Adnan Januzaj, as well as former Real players Diego Llorente, Asier Illarramendi and Sergio Canales.

TEAMS IN FULL

Real Sociedad - Rulli, Odriozola, Llorente, Aritz, Rodrigues, Illarramendi, Zurutuza, Xabi Prieto, Januzaj, Willian, Canales.

Real Madrid - Navas, Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Theo, Casemiro, Modric, Isco, Asensio, Bale & Mayoral.

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