Gareth Bale scored three goals and helped Real Madrid destroy Deportivo la Coruna 5-0 in Zinedine Zidane’s debut as a manager. Los Blancos dominated the game from start to finish as they started the game with huge motivation. Every player gave his best, but it was Bale who stole the show with his fantastic all-around performance. Real Madrid started the game strong as they dominated the central half of the pitch. Luka Modric, Toni Kross, and Isco all dictated the tempo of the game (with Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale doing their best on the wings).

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Strong start

Cristiano Ronaldo had a great chance to score the first goal of the game in the 5th minute, but he couldn’t kick the ball properly to put it into the net. He tried his luck a few minutes later, but the goalkeeper managed to keep the ball away.

The first goal of the game came early in the 15th minute, when Los Blancos took advantage of the corner kick, which was cleared to Sergio Ramos.

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The Spaniard volleyed the ball back into the penalty box toward Benzema, who calmly flicked the ball away to open the scoring for his team. The visitors protested against the goal as they stated that Bale was offside, but the referee had a different opinion and Real took the lead.

Zizou’s side continued to push forward and dominate the game, but the visitors remained dangerous with their fast counter attacks.

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They should have take advantage of Real’s defense playing so high up, but they couldn’t find a way to beat Keylor Navas on multiple occasions.

Real Madrid doubled their lead as Karim Benzema once again played a big role in this goal. The Frenchman produced fantastic dribbling, and then delivered a perfect long ball for Dani Carvajal on the wing, who found Gareth Bale in the penalty box, leading to the second goal of the game.

Second half

After the break, Gareth Bale added a second goal to his tally. The Welshman played a great one-two game with Cristiano Ronaldo, who set up Bale for an easy finish. After the third goal of the game, Zidane decided to slow down the pace a bit.

Madriadistas still countered and they took advantage of those fast attacks in the 63rd minute, when Gareth Bale headed the ball from the corner and scored his third goal of the day.

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Karim Benzema added his second goal of the game in the last minute to put the finishing touch on the victory.

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