Real Madrid’s woeful away form under Zinedine Zidane continued as 10-man Los Blancos succumbed to a 3-1 LaLiga defeat at Real Sociedad.
Jesus Vallejo was sent off as Real Madrid were beaten 3-1 by Real Sociedad, ending Zinedine Zidane’s hopes of a second-place LaLiga finish.
Madrid needed a win, combined with an Atletico Madrid defeat, to keep their chances of leapfrogging their neighbours into second place alive, but they failed to gain a positive result on the road for the fifth straight league game since Zidane started his second spell as coach.
Brahim Diaz put Madrid ahead six minutes in at Anoeta, but Sociedad fought back through Mikel Merino before Jesus Vallejo received a red card for handball.
And though Willian Jose failed to convert the resulting penalty, Joseba Zaldua’s header just before the hour and a first senior goal for Ander Barrenetxea earned Sociedad their second win over Madrid this term.