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2' G. Bale
40' Marco Asensio
90'+4' G. Bale
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FT: Real Sociedad 0-3 Real Madrid


Gareth Bale gave Real Madrid an early lead with a lovely glancing header just two minutes in, before Marco Asensio brought comfort to the scoreline with an exquisite chip to give Real Madrid a two goal lead going into the break.

Sociedad clawed their way back into the game in the second half, but Real Madrid's defence held firm. Gareth Bale put the cherry on top of the icing on the cake with a calm finish in the 4th minute of injury time to cap off a fine performance from Madrid in their La Liga opener.

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90+4' James sends Bale clear with a clever through ball and he goes past Rulli, before rolling the ball into an open net. Real Sociedad 0-3 Real Madrid

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90+4' GOAAL BAAAALLLLE!

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90+3' Not much happening on the pitch, as Real Madrid have killed the game and look to have collected all three points.

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90' 4 minutes of added time.

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88' Bale limps off for treatment to HUGE jeers from the crowd.

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87' HANDBAGS! Both sides are involved in a scuffle as Bale is down after a rather poor tackle. Worrying scenes for Real Madrid. Unsurprisingly, Sergio Ramos is yellow carded, for a shove on Oyarzabal.

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86' Intelligent play from Vela as he takes a quick throw in and send Willian Jose towards goal, but Casemiro recovers and gets his body in front, only for Jose to foul him.

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85' Marcelo had clattered into Casilla and he receives treatment, much to the annoyance of the home crowd.

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84' CHANCE! Oyarzabal runs clear down the right and powers a shot at goal, only for Marcelo to recover and block his shot with a tackle.

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82' Real Madrid are dominating on the counter, and Lucas Vazquez earns a corner as his cross from the right is blocked. Rulli comfortably collects the subsequent set-piece delivery.

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80' Nearly! Willian Jose nearly plays through Carlos Vela with a clever ball, but Varane stretches out a leg and intercepts.

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79' Carlos Vela comes on for Mikel Gonzalez ; an attacking change from Eusebio Sacristan

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78' James nearly creates a goal with his first touch, sending Lucas Vazquez clear, but he opts to chip a cross to a heavily marked Isco on the far post and the chance goes to waste.

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77' James Rodriguez comes on for Morata

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Marco Asensio's La Liga debut for Real Madrid by numbers:

91% pass accuracy
2 successful take ons
1 shot
1 goal 

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75' A quiet spell now, as Real Sociedad labour to get back into the game, but Real Madrid's defence keeps them out with ease.The hosts have earned a corner though, which is cleared by Varane!

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72' Toni Kroos is replaced by Isco

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71' Zurutuza clears Kroos' delivery from the corner and Sociedad charge back on the counter, but predictably, lose the impetus. They have really struggled to break down the Madrid defence tonight.

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69' WHAT A SAVE! Ramos' free-kick hits the wall, and Kovacic pounces on the rebound and sends a thunderbolt of a shot at the bottom corner, only for Rulli to make a fingertip save. Real Madrid have a corner.

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68' Real Sociedad have had a lot of the ball in the last few minutes, but a misplaced pass allows Madrid to counter, and Bale is fouled as he appears to pull clear. The visitors have a free kick in a promising position!

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65' Marcelo sends Morata clear down the left wing, and he holds off his marker, but the ball deflects of his foot for a free kick. Later, Lucas Vazquez comes on to replace Marco Asensio 

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64' Yuri sends in a good cross from the left, but Juanmi is unable to get any contact on the ball. Sociedad are gradually getting into the game.

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62' ALMOST! Asensio charges up the centre and play a peach of a through ball to Bale on the right, but Rulli charges out and forces the Welshman wide, and he can't capitalise on the chance.

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61' The game has settled into a sloppy spell, with both sides unable to keep the ball for a concerted spell of possession.

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57' CLOSE! Illarramendi sends in a lovely,curling cross from a right-wing free-kick and Zurutuza rises highes to head the ball at goal, but his effort flies narrowly over the bar.

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55' OFF THE BAR! Morata's shot from the left edge of the box is palmed away by Rulli, and Kroos' acrobatic shot from the rebound cannons off the crossbar.

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53' A spell of Sociedad pressure ends with Carvajal bailing his side out of danger. As Real Madrid counter, Morata goes down in the box after the slightest of contact and the referee books him for a dive. 

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51' SHOT! Real Sociedad's frustrations are given human form as Yuri lets fly from 40 yards out. It goes into Row Z

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48' End-to-end stuff as Asensio's cross to Morata in the box is cleared.

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47' HOW DID THEY NOT SCORE! Screams for a penalty as Bergara is knocked in the back when a cross from the right is played to him in the box. 

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46' Real Madrid almost score with their opening attack, as Asensio plays in a low cross to Bale at the near post, but he stumbles and as the ball bobbles, Inigo Martinez clears the ball!

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46' Sociedad get us underway in the second half!

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HT: The teams are out and the second half is moments away!

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Some hope for Real Sociedad : It has been 75 matches and 2 years since Real Madrid last failed to win a Liga game after taking a 2-0 lead [4-2 vs Sociedad in Aug 2014].

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Marco Asensio scores on his Real Madrid league debut, their youngest league scorer since Morata in Feb 2013 

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HT: Real Sociedad 0-2 Real Madrid : No Ronaldo, No Benzema, No Problem! Bale gave Real an early lead, before Asensio scored a peach of a goal to give Real a two goal lead going into the break.

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45' 1 minute of added time.

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44' ALMOST! Marcelo sends in a peach of a cross from the left wing as a corner is played out to him, and Casemiro leaps highest to head the ball narrowly over.

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42' Unsurprisingly, Real Madrid have had 58% of the possession so far.

90'+4'
G. Bale
assist: J. Rodríguez
87'
Sergio Ramos
Yuri
87'
C. Vela
Mikel González
79'
77'
J. Rodríguez
Álvaro Morata
73'
Isco
T. Kroos
Xabi Prieto
Juanmi
72'
Joseba Zaldúa
68'
66'
Lucas Vázquez
Marco Asensio
Willian José
David Concha
56'
54'
Álvaro Morata
50'
Casemiro
40'
Marco Asensio
assist: R. Varane
2'
G. Bale
assist: Daniel Carvajal
Match time Sun, 21 Aug 2016, 11:45 PM
Real Madrid (4-3-3)
Zinédine Zidane (Manager)
1
G. Rulli
19
Yuri
6
Íñigo Martínez
3
Mikel González
20
Joseba Zaldúa
5
Bergara
4
Illarramendi
24
David Concha
17
Zurutuza
18
Mikel Oyarzabal
7
Juanmi
13
Kiko Casilla
12
Marcelo
4
Sergio Ramos
5
R. Varane
2
Daniel Carvajal
8
T. Kroos
14
Casemiro
16
M. Kovačić
20
Marco Asensio
21
Álvaro Morata
11
G. Bale
Real Madrid (4-3-3)
Zinédine Zidane (Manager)
Real Sociedad Subs
15
Aritz Elustondo
21
Litri
14
Rubén Pardo
10
Xabi Prieto
25
Toño
11
C. Vela
12
Willian José
Real Madrid Subs
22
Isco
18
M. Díaz
6
Nacho
10
J. Rodríguez
17
Lucas Vázquez
31
Rubén Yáñez
23
Danilo
45% POSSESSION 55%
8 SHOTS 18
0 SHOTS ON GOAL 8
22 FOULS 11
4 CORNERS 7
0 OFFSIDES 0
2 YELLOW CARDS 3
0 RED CARDS 0
5 SAVES 0
Pos Club P W D L GD Pts
1 Barcelona 33 25 8 0 64 83
2 Atlético Madrid 33 21 8 4 36 71
3 Real Madrid 33 20 8 5 44 68
4 Valencia 33 20 5 8 26 65
5 Real Betis 33 17 4 12 1 55
6 Villarreal 33 15 6 12 5 51
7 Sevilla 33 14 6 13 -11 48
8 Girona 33 13 8 12 -4 47
9 Getafe 33 12 9 12 7 45
10 Celta de Vigo 33 12 8 13 6 44
11 Real Sociedad 33 12 7 14 8 43
12 Eibar 33 12 7 14 -9 43
13 Athletic Club 33 9 13 11 -3 40
14 Leganés 33 11 6 16 -13 39
15 Deportivo Alavés 33 12 2 19 -17 38
16 Espanyol 33 8 12 13 -14 36
17 Levante UD 33 7 13 13 -19 34
18 Deportivo La Coruña 33 6 9 18 -33 27
19 Las Palmas 33 5 6 22 -43 21
20 Málaga 33 4 5 24 -31 17
Updated: Aug 22, 2016 01:39 AM | Published: Aug 21, 2016 19:52 PM