The Copa Del Rey clash between Real Madrid and Real Sociedad was truly sensational. Despite Los Blancos having twice as many shots and shots on target throughout the game, La Real came out victorious. Upcoming Scandinavian superstars Martin Ödegaard and Alexander Isak shining especially bright. The larger perspective of Real Madrid 3-4 Real Sociedad. People will look back to this game in years from now. Deriving conclusions to explain whatever reality the world of football finds itself in.
The Larger Perspective of Real Madrid 3-4 Real Sociedad
In Defense of Real Madrid
It was a comparatively meaningless fixture for them. They undoubtedly value La Liga more than the Copa Del Rey, despite their seemingly solid squad. Nacho, Ramos, Marcelo, Modric, Kroos, Benzema among others. It was a proper squad, albeit one that lacked motivation. Los Blancos have entered an awkward transitional period following the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo. And even with this awkward transitioning, they’re managing quite well. However, nothing of this is to discredit Martin Ödegaard, Alexander Isak, Mikel Merino, Imanol Alguacil and Real Sociedad in their entirety. In contrast, it’s highlighting how impressive their performance was.
But All Due Respect to Real Sociedad
One should be careful not to draw too many conclusions based on a single game of football. But that doesn’t mean we can’t give credit where credit is due and get a slight clue as to what the future has in store for the players involved. The opening goalscorer, Martin Ödegaard. Along with Erling Braut Håland, he is the shining beacon of Norway’s future in football. Fellow Scandinavian Alexander Isak was also a shining beacon throughout that game – but for Sweden, and he shone even brighter than the Norwegian star. It could’ve been a hattrick with his disallowed goal, but Isak would have to settle with a brace and two assists. The 2020s will be a decade of many things. There’s little doubt in my mind that both Martin Ödegaard and Alexander Isak will play a major role and shaping the decade. At least from a footballing point of view.