It was Real Madrid, who enjoyed 74 per cent of the possession in the opening half of football, that entered the interval with a two-goal advantage, however, courtesy of efforts from Bale and Casemiro in the space of seven minutes. But the winger wants to stay and, on Sunday, he showed why Los Blancos are keen to keep him.
"We're happy with the performance and the way we played". Real has won five tourneys in the past four months: La Liga, the Champions League, the UEFA Super Cup and the Spanish Super Cup.
After a hard opening five minutes, it was Deportivo that were looking the team more likely to make the breakthrough, with Guilherme just missing the crossbar with a strike from distance as the first period continued to gather pace.
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Keylor Navas then saved Florin Andone's penalty, before Ramos was dismissed. There are many games left and we have started well.
Casemiro scored Real Madrid's second in their win over Real Betis, completing a 44-pass move. It was Gareth Bale popping up with the assist, capping off a good game for the Welshman. He was fortunate only to receive a booking in the 53rd minute for raising his hand to the face of Depor defender Fabian Schar, who was also booked, as the pair argued over whether Madrid should have kicked the ball out of play while Zakaria Bakkali was down injured.More news: Panneerselvam sworn in as TN Deputy Chief Minister
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