Score! Cristiano Ronaldo will be kicking off the 2017 La Liga season with Real Madrid on the road against Real Sociedad in San Sebastian, Spain at Anoeta Stadium on Aug 21 at 2:15pm EST. Be sure to catch every single moment of soccer action and stay here to watch the game online!
Cristiano Ronaldo is coming off an amazing summer ’16 as he runs into this new La Liga season with his team Real Madrid. Cristiano was able to help his country Portugal secure a win un Euro 2016 and now he faces the challenge of bringing a La Liga trophy to the city of Madrid. Before Real can knock-off Liga Champions Barcelona, who are looking for their third straight title, Cristiano and the boys must first take down Sociedad during this season opener. WATCH REAL MADRID VS. REAL SOCIEDAD ONLINE HERE.
Why do we have so many soccer teams with ‘Real’ in their name? Good question! The term ‘Real’ essentially means ‘royal.’ Many of these teams were loved at one time by Spanish royalty and or King Alfonso XIII, who was a huge soccer fan. These teams have been around for a while and have also been allowed to use the Spanish crest in their team logo. So there you have it! In this Liga opener you have two teams who may have been ordained by a Spanish king!
Like all big games, this one will come down to defense. With powerful strikers on both sides of the ball, the team who will be able to keep a clean sheet will certainly be able to notch the victory and start their season with a win. Be sure to keep an eye on Cristiano who, if healthy, will may be able to score at will against the anemic defense of Sociedad.
HollywoodLifers, will you be watching this amazing La Liga opener between these two teams of royal descent? Let us know who you think will win this epic first game of the season!