Bale scores as Real Madrid begin with win

Taylor Byrd
August 21, 2017

This was Bale's first goal in 392 minutes of football.

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has equalled the La Liga record for the most red cards received after his dismissal on Sunday night.

Ramos, who was booked following a second-half incident involving Fabian Schar that could well have seen both players dismissed, was handed a second yellow card in stoppage time following an aerial challenge with Borja Valle.

Those squandered chances proved costly when Madrid moved ahead in the 20th minute.

Just seven minutes later, Casemiro converted Marcelo's cross to double his side's lead before Bale assisted midfielder Toni Kroos just after the hour to complete the scoring, the Mirror reported.

Explaining the first incident with Schar, which occurred when Deportivo's Zakaria Bakkali player was injured on the floor, Ramos added: "We didn't kick the ball out because they didn't do it [earlier in the game]".

Guilherme then came close to reducing the arrears for Depor, but his effort cannoned off the crossbar, but then the hosts were handed an even better chance to score when Dani Carvajal brought down Bruno Gama in the penalty area.

- There were 44 passes in the build-up for Casemiro's goal, the most before a goal in La Liga since at least 2006/07. Real has won five tourneys in the past four months: La Liga, the Champions League, the UEFA Super Cup and the Spanish Super Cup.

The Welshman ended a run of 10 games without a goal for Real Madrid, his longest ever goal-drought, when he tapped into an empty net following Benzema's chipped assist. The winger scored one goal while setting up another, showing that he still has it in him to perform for Real.

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