Real Madrid's hopes of winning the treble were erased by Real Sociedad earlier today, as Los Blancos were eliminated in shocking fashion by the Txuri-urdin side.
Los Merengues were uncharacteristically inaccurate at the back, conceding four goals and handing out countless chances to Real Sociedad's frontline. Alexander Isak with a brace, Martin Odegaard and Mikel Merino sealed the deal for the Basque side, even if Real Madrid tried to fight back with goals by Marcelo, Rodrygo and Nacho.
This was a clash that confirmed one notion Real Madrid supporters did not want to acknowledge: Zinedine Zidane can't get away from his domestic cup hoodoo.
"Did you know Zidane has never been able to win a domestic cup as a player (Cannes, Girondins, Juventus, Real Madrid) or as a coach (Real Madrid)? Well, now you know. It's the only title he's never been able to add to his successful resume."
RMA 0-1 RSO (HT) - Sabías que Zidane nunca ha ganado la Copa nacional, ni como jugador (Cannes, Girondins, Juventus, Real Madrid) ni como entrenador (Real Madrid)? Pues ya lo sabes. Es el único título que se le ha resistido en su descomunal carrera profesional plagada de éxitos. pic.twitter.com/nQI2RbyeBF— MisterChip (Alexis) (@2010MisterChip) February 6, 2020
If that was not enough reason for fans to be worried, this loss highlighted a massive problem in defense whenever Zizou chooses to rotate.
This is the first time Real Madrid have conceded 4 goals in a game under Zinedine Zidane.— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) February 6, 2020