Real Madrid won the first game of the season in La Liga at Riazor (0-3) easily and they are the new leaders of the competition. Zidane’s side continues with the good performances and they didn’t have any problems to get the first three points of the season. Los Blancos look really superior to the other teams although they didn’t play the most brilliant game of the last months.
Real Madrid started the game having the ball with Isco as the boss of the game. However, the best chances arrived from Deportivo in the first seven minute but Keylor Navas saved a really clear shot from Florin Andone. Los Blancos were struggling to have the control of the match but they took the lead in the 21st minute. Modric shot from outside the box, Rubén Martínez couldn’t keep the ball and Bale scored after a poor control by Benzema.
After the first goal, everything went easier. Marcelo assisted in the 27th minute and Casemiro only had to tap the ball in. Before the first half of the game, Los Blancos already had a good gap in the scoreboard. With this comfortable result, the match arrived to the half time.
The second half started very slow. Los Blancos didn’t have the punch and the pace to close the game and Deportivo La Coruña started to believe that they could get some points in the game. However, in the 62nd minute, the game was over. Gareth Bale passed the ball behind and Toni Kroos scored the third one in a classic one from the German player.
After the third goal, Zidane gave some rest to Isco and Asensio came in. There was also time for Marcos Llorente to make his season debut replacing Casemiro. Gareth Bale, who played another poor game, was also substituted by Lucas Vázquez. Asensio again showed his quality in a free quick but Rubén saved it brilliantly. Just two minutes later, Carvajal committed penalty, but Andone missed it because of a great save by Keylor Navas, again perfect below the bar. The game finished with Sergio Ramos sent off in the last minute, so he’ll miss the match against Valencia for an unnecessary fault.
Los Blancos didn’t have any problems to get the first three points of the season and they are already leading the table. Everything looks perfect in this start of the new year.