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Deportivo La Coruña 0-3 Real Madrid

Gareth Bale and Toni Kroos
Bale scored Madrid's first goal of the season for the third campaign in a row

Gareth Bale scored one and assisted another as Real Madrid began their La Liga title defence with an easy victory at Deportivo La Coruna, although Sergio Ramos was sent off in injury time.

With Cristiano Ronaldo suspended, Bale tapped in from Karim Benzema's scuffed shot to put Madrid ahead.

Casemiro ended a move with 44 passes by converting Marcelo's cross, before Toni Kroos smashed in from Bale's pass.

Keylor Navas then saved Florin Andone's penalty, before Ramos was dismissed.

The Madrid defender picked up his second yellow card for a high elbow in an aerial challenge, having received his first for shoving Fabian Schar's face.

Sergio Ramos shoves Fabian Schar's face
Ramos has now been sent off 23 times in his Madrid career

Depor centre-back Schar had pushed his head close to Ramos' in an angry confrontation - for which he too was shown a yellow card - but the Spaniard's violent retaliation might easily have been punished with a straight red.

Ramos, 31, has now been sent off 23 times for Madrid, and 18 times in La Liga, a joint record he shares with ex-Sevilla defender Pablo Alfaro and Xavi Aguado, formerly of Real Zaragoza.

Earlier, Barcelona also got their league campaign off to a winning start as Ernesto Valverde's side beat Real Betis 2-0 on an emotional night at the Nou Camp.

Barcelona were playing for the first time since the terror attack in the city on Thursday and both teams paid their respects to the victims with a minute's silence before kick off.

Line-ups

Dep La Coruña

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 13Martínez
  • 2Moreno Fuertes
  • 24SchärBooked at 53mins
  • 12da Silva Júnior
  • 16Correia Pinto
  • 20dos Santos Torres
  • 5MosqueraBooked at 84mins
  • 9Nicolás CartabiaBooked at 60minsSubstituted forValleat 79'minutes
  • 22BorgesSubstituted forLópezat 65'minutes
  • 18BakkaliBooked at 24minsSubstituted forVilela Gamaat 54'minutes
  • 10AndoneBooked at 87mins

Substitutes

  • 1Tyton
  • 3Navarro
  • 14Arribas
  • 15López
  • 19Valle
  • 21Vilela Gama
  • 27Expósito

Real Madrid

Formation 4-3-1-2

  • 1Navas
  • 2Carvajal
  • 6Nacho
  • 4RamosBooked at 90mins
  • 12Marcelo
  • 10ModricBooked at 57mins
  • 14CasemiroSubstituted forLlorenteat 72'minutes
  • 8Kroos
  • 22IscoSubstituted forAsensioat 66'minutes
  • 9Benzema
  • 11BaleSubstituted forVázquezat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Varane
  • 13Casilla
  • 15Hernández
  • 17Vázquez
  • 18Llorente
  • 20Asensio
  • 24Ceballos
Referee:
José Luis González González
Attendance:
27,801

Match Stats

Home TeamDep La CoruñaAway TeamReal Madrid
Possession
Home32%
Away68%
Shots
Home12
Away16
Shots on Target
Home6
Away8
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home16
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Deportivo de La Coruña 0, Real Madrid 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Deportivo de La Coruña 0, Real Madrid 3.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Bruno Gama (Deportivo de La Coruña).

  5. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid).

  7. Post update

    Borja Valle (Deportivo de La Coruña) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  8. Post update

    Offside, Real Madrid. Marco Asensio tries a through ball, but Lucas Vázquez is caught offside.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Deportivo de La Coruña. Conceded by Keylor Navas.

  10. Post update

    Penalty saved! Florin Andone (Deportivo de La Coruña) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

  11. Post update

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  12. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid) after a foul in the penalty area.

  13. Post update

    Penalty Deportivo de La Coruña. Bruno Gama draws a foul in the penalty area.

  14. Booking

    Florin Andone (Deportivo de La Coruña) is shown the yellow card.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Florin Andone (Deportivo de La Coruña).

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Marco Asensio (Real Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Luisinho (Deportivo de La Coruña).

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Florin Andone (Deportivo de La Coruña) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Borja Valle.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 20th August 2017

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Real Madrid11003033
2Barcelona11002023
3Real Sociedad11003213
4Leganés11001013
5Valencia11001013
6Girona10102201
7Atl Madrid10102201
8Espanyol10101101
9Sevilla10101101
10Ath Bilbao10100001
11Getafe10100001
12Eibar00000000
13Levante00000000
14Malaga00000000
15Villarreal00000000
16Celta Vigo100123-10
17Alavés100101-10
18Las Palmas100101-10
19Real Betis100102-20
20Dep La Coruña100103-30
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