Norwegian international Martin Odegaard produced a masterclass performance to crash Real Madrid out of the King’s Cup.
The on-loan Real Sociedad starlet inspired his side’s shock win at the Bernabeu as La Real secured a spot in the semi-final after beating Real Madrid 4-3.
The midfielder, who was playing against his parent club, opened the scoring in the first half with a well-taken goal. He then ran the show from the middle of the park in a stunning display.
Alexander Isak, the highly-rated Sweden international then bagged a brace to put the Anoeta based club three-up. Real Madrid pulled one back but the visitors hit back and restored their three-goal lead. Zinedine Zidane’s team netted two late consolation goals.
However, amid all the craziness in the match, it was Odegaard’s performance that made everyone shocked. He sent social media into a frenzy with his individual highlights making for incredible viewing.
“Buzzing to see Martin Odegaard realising his evident potential and Alexander Isak lethal display in front of goal in a massive win at the Bernabeu,” one social media user wrote.
A second tweeted: “Martin Odegaard is the future of Real Madrid and today we have suffered it.”
A third added: “Not a surprise. Alex Isak, Martin Odegaard, Mikel Oyarzabal are really underrated.”
Another person wrote, “Odegaard, please take it, easy man. You got your goal. Now fake an injury and bounce off the pitch..”
“i will not tolerate any Odegard hate on my tl. he’s a footballer and it’s his job to play well for his team, even if it’s against his original team. he didn’t celebrate his goal and showed no disrespect to madrid, therefore i don’t care to hear any shittalk about him at all,” a fan wrote.
“Zidane is back!! We will win the treble. And then we get Odegaard,” a very optimistic Madrid fan wrote.
Ahead of the match, Real’s manager Zidane had said that he didn’t plan anything special for Odegaard.
“I haven’t planned anything special. He’s one of our players,” Zidane had said.
“We’re really happy with how he has been playing at Real Sociedad. Tomorrow he will be our rival and he’ll be trying to help Real win.
“We’ve got to think about what we are going to do”.