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Gareth Bale scores as Real Madrid beat Getafe 2-0 on opening weekend

Gareth Bale and Marco Asensio
Gareth Bale, Marco Asensio and Karim Benzema were Real Madrid's front three

Gareth Bale scored as Real Madrid started La Liga life without Cristiano Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane with a comfortable win over Getafe.

Dani Carvajal headed in Real's opening league goal under Julen Lopetegui after Bale's cross was punched to him by goalkeeper David Soria.

Bale hit the bar with a diving header before turning home Marco Asensio's cross to wrap up the win.

Asensio hit the post in the second half as Real cruised without adding a third.

Getafe's only shot on target came in injury time, when Angel's volley was easily held by Keylor Navas. The Costa Rican started instead of Thibaut Courtois, with the summer signing from Chelsea an unused substitute.

Real lost 4-2 in extra time to Atletico Madrid in Wednesday's Uefa Super Cup in Tallinn. That was their first competitive match since their all-time top scorer Ronaldo joined Juventus for £99m and boss Zidane left after winning a third consecutive Champions League.

But they started their La Liga campaign with a straightforward win in another Madrid derby.

With no replacement signed for Ronaldo, Asensio, Bale and Karim Benzema started up front and they could have scored more - despite having just three shots on target.

Line-ups

Real Madrid

  • 1Navas
  • 2Carvajal
  • 6Nacho
  • 4Ramos
  • 12MarceloBooked at 68mins
  • 24CeballosSubstituted forModricat 71'minutes
  • 8Kroos
  • 22IscoSubstituted forCasemiroat 58'minutes
  • 11BaleSubstituted forVázquezat 77'minutes
  • 9Benzema
  • 20Asensio

Substitutes

  • 5Varane
  • 10Modric
  • 14Casemiro
  • 17Vázquez
  • 21Mayoral
  • 25Courtois
  • 28Paixão de Oliveira Júnior

Getafe

  • 13Soria
  • 22Suárez
  • 2DakonamBooked at 42mins
  • 4GonzálezBooked at 79mins
  • 6CabreraBooked at 79mins
  • 20Maksimovic
  • 8PortilloSubstituted forAlejoat 64'minutes
  • 18ArambarriBooked at 77mins
  • 10Shibasaki
  • 11NdiayeBooked at 41minsSubstituted forMataat 58'minutesBooked at 63mins
  • 19MolinaBooked at 27minsSubstituted forRodríguezat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Chichizola
  • 3Pacheco Antunes
  • 7Mata
  • 9Rodríguez
  • 14Guardiola Navarro
  • 21Miquel
  • 23Alejo
Referee:
Javier Estrada Fernández
Attendance:
48,346

Match Stats

Home TeamReal MadridAway TeamGetafe
Possession
Home78%
Away22%
Shots
Home10
Away5
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home3
Away0
Fouls
Home11
Away28

Live Text

Match ends, Real Madrid 2, Getafe 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Real Madrid 2, Getafe 0.

Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Djené Dakonam (Getafe).

Attempt blocked. Gaku Shibasaki (Getafe) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Mauro Arambarri.

Marcelo (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Iván Alejo (Getafe).

Attempt saved. Ángel Rodríguez (Getafe) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Nemanja Maksimovic.

Foul by Casemiro (Real Madrid).

Ángel Rodríguez (Getafe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Nacho (Real Madrid).

Jaime Mata (Getafe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Hand ball by Ángel Rodríguez (Getafe).

Attempt missed. Jaime Mata (Getafe) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Leandro Cabrera with a cross.

Foul by Toni Kroos (Real Madrid).

Mauro Arambarri (Getafe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a set piece situation.

Marcelo (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Djené Dakonam (Getafe).

Luka Modric (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Djené Dakonam (Getafe).

Attempt blocked. Casemiro (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lucas Vázquez.

Booking

Leandro Cabrera (Getafe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Bruno González (Getafe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Lucas Vázquez (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bruno González (Getafe).

Booking

Mauro Arambarri (Getafe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mauro Arambarri (Getafe).

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Lucas Vázquez replaces Gareth Bale.

Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ángel Rodríguez (Getafe).

Casemiro (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mauro Arambarri (Getafe).

Foul by Marco Asensio (Real Madrid).

Damián Suárez (Getafe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Iván Alejo (Getafe) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Mauro Arambarri.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Luka Modric replaces Dani Ceballos.

Substitution

Substitution, Getafe. Ángel Rodríguez replaces Jorge Molina.

Attempt missed. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Toni Kroos.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sevilla11004133
2Levante11003033
2Barcelona11003033
4Real Madrid11002023
5Real Sociedad11002113
5Huesca11002113
7Espanyol10101101
7Celta Vigo10101101
9Real Valladolid10100001
9Girona10100001
11Valencia00000000
11Leganés00000000
11Atl Madrid00000000
11Ath Bilbao00000000
15Villarreal100112-10
15Eibar100112-10
17Getafe100102-20
18Rayo Vallecano100114-30
19Real Betis100103-30
19Alavés100103-30
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