MX23RW : Sunday, January 20 01:25:45
Dec 30, 2015 at 3pm UK at ​Estadio Santiago Bernabeu
Real Madrid
3-1
Real Sociedad
Ronaldo (43' pen., 68'), Vasquez (87')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Bruma (49')

Half-Time Report: Cristiano Ronaldo makes amends for missed penalty by putting Real Madrid ahead

Cristiano Ronaldo makes amends for his missed 24th-minute penalty by slotting home from the spot to put Real Madrid ahead against Real Sociedad at the Bernabeu.

Cristiano Ronaldo squandered the chance to put Real Madrid ahead by missing a 24th-minute penalty, but he made amends by netting from the spot two minutes before the half-time break in this afternoon's La Liga clash against Real Sociedad at the Bernabeu.

Cristiano Ronaldo in action during Real Madrid's game with Real Sociedad on December 30, 2015© Getty Images

The three-time Ballon d'Or winner blazed the ball over the crossbar from the spot kick in the 24th minute, which was the eighth penalty miss in his career at Real.

However, the Portuguese star was given the chance to make amends later in the half when Yuri Berchiche handled in the area.

Sociedad weathered a storm in the early stages of the first half, with goalkeeper Geronimo Rulli having plenty to do as he denied a header from Pepe, whose effort aimed for the underside of the crossbar, and he also stopped Ronaldo's low drive from inside the box in the eighth minute.

Real Madrid manager Rafa Benitez manhandles his Real Sociedad counterpart Eusebio Sacristan on December 30, 2015© Getty Images

Karim Benzema, who is making his 200th league appearance for Madrid, picked up the rebound from Ronaldo's shot, but Rulli comfortably denied him.

At the other end, Imanol Agirretxe managed to test Real keeper Keylor Navas by drilling a low shot towards the middle of the goal, but the shot-stopper was untroubled and managed to save.

Danilo and Yuri Berchiche in action during the game between Real Madrid and Real Sociedad on December 30, 2015© AFP

The penalty was awarded around 20 minutes from the half-time whistle after Benzema easily fell to the ground after being bumped by Carlos Martinez, and Ronaldo looked certain to score, but his attempt flew sky-high over the bar.

Madrid kept up the pressure and their star man was given another chance to slot home from the penalty spot when the referee penalised a handball offence from Yuri.

This time, Ronaldo made no mistake as he buried the ball into the right corner, giving his side a decent chance of ending 2015 with a win.

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Karim Benzema of Real Madrid celebrates after scoring his team's opening goal during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Getafe CF at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on December 5, 2015
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