It’s about time the Spanish champions showed some legitimacy to their title defense, and it’s safe to say that they did it in some style.
Real Madrid emerged victorious against Deportivo de La Coruña, which ended 7-1 in favour of Los Blancos, following up some rather questionable performances they have displayed recently.
Further, Cristiano Ronaldo also managed to improve his goal tally, which once gave birth to the worst conversion rate in Europe, along with goals from Gareth Bale, Luka Modric, and Nacho.
The thriller at Bernabeu looked lacklustre initially, with the first half ending 2-1 in favour of the hosts. But the Galacticos delivered what’s usually expected of them, and scored 5 past Deportivo after the break.
However, it seems like the Portuguese sensation’s run back into form didn’t last very long, as he was forced off the pitch following a boot to the face from the goalkeeper, after a chip from Vazquez found its way through towards a diving Ronaldo.
And the reception obviously wasn’t at all pleasant, as the Portuguese legend walked off the pitch with cuts on his head.
Nevertheless, that didn’t stop Cristiano from giving fans something to chuckle about, as he actually just got his phone out, whilst walking off the pitch, to see how bad it is.
On the other hand, the win serves the European champions some much-needed confidence boost, after having fallen far behind arch-rivals Barcelona. Boss Zinedine Zidane will certainly be keen on build off this week’s performances to salvage something this season.
Written by Ashish Sreejith
Have had two addictions in life- playing football and watching football. Usually described as introverted but not when it comes to speaking and writing about the beautiful game of football.