First Division - Day 1

Deportivo 0 – Real Madrid 3

Deportivo: Rubén; Juanfran, Schär, Sidnei, Luisinho; Guilherme, Mosquera; Fede Cartabia (Borja Valle 79’), Celso Borges (Adrián López 65’), Bakkali (Bruno Gama 54’); Andone. 4-2-3-1.
Madrid: Keylor Navas; Dani Carvajal, Nacho, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo; Modric, Casemiro (Marcos Llorente 72’), Kroos; Isco (Marco Asensio 66’), Benzema, Bale (Lucas Vázquez 80’). 4-3-3.

0-1. 20. Bale. Rolled shot in to net after Benzema played ball across goal.
0-2. 27. Casemiro. Got on the end of Marcelo cross to turn ball in on far post.
0-3. 62. Kroos. Struck deflected shot past Rubén after Bale laid ball across.

Yellow cards: Bakkali 24’, Schär 53‘, Sergio Ramos 53’, 92', Modric 57’, Fede Cartabia 60’, Mosquera 84’, Andone 87'/ red cards: Sergio Ramos 92' .

Real Madrid followed up their victories in the European and Spanish Super Cups with a 0-3 win at Deportivo on Sunday, and they start the new season where they left off, at the top of the table. Strikes by Bale and Casemiro put them two up by half time, and Kroos added a third on the hour mark after connecting with Bale’s pass. Keylor Navas had to save an Andone penalty near the end though after Dani Carvajal brought down Bruno Gama in the area, and Sergio Ramos was sent off for a second bookable offence in injury time, but Zidane’s side are already looking strong favourites for another title.