Benitez’s job on line as Real Madrid face Sociedad
Rafael Benitez’s job is very much on the line when Real Madrid entertain Real Sociedad on Wednesday in La Liga as the match will take place during the holiday period.
Real Madrid entertain the Basque side in mid-afternoon on what for many fans is a working day and it will be interesting to see the atmosphere which welcomes the side after their last game, which was a 10-2 thrashing of nine-man Rayo Vallecano, reports Xinhua.
That win didn’t save the side or Benitez from criticism from fans at the Santiago Bernabeu and with rumours of a possible return for Jose Mourinho in the air, anything other than a win against Real Sociedad will just about assure Benitez loses his job, especially in the wake of Madrid’s definitive expulsion from Copa del Rey.
Sergio Ramos is the only player missing for Real Madrid but his side has a good record without the central defender.
Wednesday sees eight other games with league leaders FC Barcelona back in action after their conquest of the World Club Championship. Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez are ready for action as the Catalan side entertain Betis later in the evening.