Real Madrid vs. Real Sociedad: 5 MOTM candidates

Real Madrid, Raphael Varane (Photo by Diego Souto/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)
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Real Madrid, Toni Kroos
Real Madrid, Toni Kroos (Photo by Pedro Salado/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images) /

Real Sociedad CM David Silva

Former Manchester City and Valencia standout David Silva hasn’t quite played 1,000 minutes for La Real this season due to an injury, but he is one of the most highly-regarded Spanish players of the last 10 years for a reason. Silva is a wizard with the ball at his feet and is capable of carving up the best of defenses.

The 35-year-old is coming off a great game of his own in the league, as he produced two assists in the 4-0 win over Deportivo Alaves. In his last three starts, Silva has 10 dribbles completed, per He’s averaging 1.4 key passes per game and 1.7 dribbles completed per game in all competitions this season.

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Real Madrid CM Toni Kroos

We can wax poetic about several dangerous players on Real Sociedad out of respect to the opposition, but no single player deserves more praise for their brilliance this season than Real Madrid’s own left-sided midfield maestro Toni Kroos.

In the Champions League win on Wednesday, Kroos completed 94 percent of his 139 pass attempts, including 15 of 19 long balls. Madridistas likely have these stats memorized already, as they have been rightfully circulated frequently over the past couple of days.

Kroos has six goal contributions in his last five La Liga matches, and if the forwards (or big guns on set pieces) are up to it, there should be another assist on the table for the German superstar.