Real Madrid caresses the Spanish title after a narrow victory

SAINT SEBASTIAN.- Arda Güler sent to the networks the first opportunity generated by a real Madrid loaded with substitutes and the young Turk's goal was enough on Friday to beat the Real societyleaving the meringues closer to conquering the Spanish League.

Güler found himself at the second post with a low diagonal Dani Carvajal and finished off from the right to beat goalkeeper Álex Remiro in the 29th minute.

The San Sebastian team had Takefusa Kubo's goal disallowed two minutes later, after referee José Luis Munuera resorted to video refereeing to signal a foul by Ander Barrenetxea on Aurélien Tchouaméni shortly before the goal. so much.

Madrid went 27 days without losing – 21 wins and six draws – to consolidate its wide lead at the top. Carlo Ancelotti's team has 84 points, 14 above second place Barcelona, ​​which will solve its matchday match at home against Valencia on Monday.

“It was quite clear that many people thought that we came here to walk and the only ones who didn't think so were the players,†Ancelotti commented. “I am very proud of them because they have had great commitment, desire and enthusiasm to continue winning.”

The meringues could celebrate their 36th crown in Spain's highest division the next day at home against Cádiz if the combinations work out, since after this date there will be five more to play for.

Güler stood out among the alternate team that Ancelotti started, who rested eight regular starters thinking about Tuesday's visit to Bayern Munich, in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal series.

The 19-year-old Turk had shown flashes of his class in just 31 minutes that he had played in fits and starts in five championship games – he was 98 minutes into the season. Despite his little activity, he celebrated his second goal of the course.

“He has an extraordinary quality, he is a talent, he has a very great gift that is his talent,†Ancelotti said about Güler. He “He has worked very well, he could play before, because he is training very well, but he is very young and little by little he will understand his role in this squad.â€

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Until before Güler's goal, Real had been better and even had a chance to take the lead with a long shot from Beñat Turrientes that barely went over the goal moments before finding themselves at a disadvantage.

In the opening moments of the second half, Turrientes was the victim of a superb blow from substitute goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Mikel Oyarzabal had the option of matching with a counterattack through the center, in which he received a pass from Kubo and took a shot from the edge of the area that Antonio Rüdiger managed to deflect with his shoulder.

The duel was weak in attack for the meringues, with only three shots on goal.

Ancelotti sent VinÃcius Júnior, Federico Valverde, Eduardo Camavinga and Rüdiger as substitutes for the last half hour, who aim to start against Bayern.

This result left Real Sociedad in sixth position with 51 points, with the opportunity to be tied with Betis on this day, in their fight to remain in a position to play in the next edition of the Europa League.

Moments before the match, former soccer player David Silva received the gold and diamond insignia, the highest distinction offered by Real. Silva retired last year after suffering a torn cruciate ligament when he was part of the Basque Country club.