Ronaldo absent as Gareth Bale nets brace in Madrid season opener

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– Real Madrid started the new season with a 3-0 win away to Real Sociedad

– Gareth Bale scores a brace as new sensation Asensio also got on the score sheet

– Ronaldo and Benzema were absent as Toni Kroos made a return to the squad

Real Madrid got up to a flyer with a comfortable 2-0 win over Real Sociedad in a Spanish La Liga season opener.

The reigning European Champions got into the rhythm after Gareth Bale headed home a well delivered cross from Daniel Carvajal.

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Los Blancos got the second through new sensation Asensio after breaking lose from Sociedad’s defence and delightfully chipped the goalkeeper to double Madrid’s lead.

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The last action of match produced Real’s third goal as Bale rounded the keeper and scored into an empty net to complete his brace and give the Whites the comprehensive 3-0 victory.

Real Madrid were without Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema owing to fitness and injury problems but Toni Kroos returned into the squad after Euro 2016 campaign.

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