Real Madrid will face Real Sociedad on Sunday, Sept. 20 in their La Liga opener. Here are the three biggest storylines.
Los Blancos have what it takes to win La Liga again, and they will face an early test on Matchday 2 against Real Sociedad. While Sociedad drew their first game of the season 1-1, Real Madrid’s match at the Anoeta Stadium will function as their 2020-2021 opener.
Last season, Los Blancos defeated La Real in both La Liga matches, but Sociedad were the ones who knocked them out of the Copa del Rey. Both games competed in 2020 were tight, so evne though Martin Odegaard is now with his parent club, expect Sociedad to put up a strong fight.
Here are three key storylines to watch for this week’s game.
David Silva’s debut
David Silva resumed training with his new teammates at Real Sociedad this week and looks set to make his 2020-2021 season debut since joining La Real on a free from Manchester City. Familiar with La Liga, the former Valencia man is getting older but remains one of the best playmakers in European football.
He will fill Odegaard’s role in the team, and he can cause problems for Real Madrid. Los Blancos’ experienced midfield will keep a close eye out for Silva, who scored six goals with 10 assists in fewer than 2,000 Premier League minutes last season.