La Liga 2019-2020 Opening weekend
FC Barcelona lost at Athletic Bilbao 1-0 the day before. Madrid fans were waiting to see how Real Madrid would start off the La Liga season after a tumultuous summer. The team coached by Zidane registered the arrival of Eden Hazard from Chelsea and actually kept Gareth Bale whereas coach wants him out.
Benzema was efficient and scored the opening goal for the Whites. His team controlled the tempo of the game in Vigo and grabbed a win in a tough place 1-3, sending Real Madrid to first place after week 1.
Coach Zidane on the performance of his squad:
“We played a well-rounded game from the off. We had to suffer with just 10 men on the pitch, but we feel happy, satisfied because this is a tough place to come to.
Not many teams win here. We had a complicated preseason in terms of results, but it was good in terms of progress, today was a result of that progress.
We played well today and that was down to the team. The defensive work of Bale and Vinicius Jr. was important and then Isco and Lucas, who came on for them, did the same. They key was defending well, we knew that with the ball we would do damage.
We all had a great game, now we’re thinking about the rest of the season. Hazard’s injury was bad luck and I wanted to have him here. Vinicius Jr. and Bale started up top with Karim, and they had a great game. Everyone did everything possible to defender the badge”.
Real Madrid might not have finished to recruit players as they are hot on Neymar from PSG especially after FC Barcelona sent Coutinho to FC Bayern Munich… The summer is far from being over.