August 26, 2014 17:30
Spanish La Liga : Real Madrid 2 - 0 Cordoba
Real fought a hard battle before defeating Cordoba 2-0 with goals from Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo. Iker Casillas gets credit for another clean sheet. The match was newly promoted Cordoba’s first top-flight Spanish La Liga game since 1972.
European champions Real Madrid look fit to win the Spanish La Liga trophy from Atletico Mardid this campaign. Last campaign, Carlo Ancelotti’s side finished third behind Atletico Madrid and FC Barcelona.
However Real defeated Atletico in the Champions League final and were crowned European champions for a record 10th time. Last week Real lost to Atletico in the thrilling Spanish Super Cup.
Benzema opened the scoring with a header for European champions Real in the first half, and CR7, the world player of the year, slammed the ball into the bottom corner in the final minute to score the insurance goal to end Cordoba’s hopes and guarantee 3 points to their tally in the 2014-15 Spanish top tier campaign.
Real spent £100m+ to date on new footballers this summer.
Real Madrid’s new £71m signing from Monaco and top World Cup goal scorer Rodriguez was substituted in the second half.
New summer £24m signing, Germany’s World Cup winner midfielder Kroos from Bayern Munich, made a good impression at his league debut by assisting Benzema to score from eight yards.
Real’s star-studded starting XI lineup included 1 Casillas, 17 Arbeloa (Carvajal - 73'), 12 Marcelo, 8 Kroos, 3 Pepe, 4 Ramos, 19 Modric, 10 Rodríguez (Isco - 72'), 9 Benzema Booked (Khedira - 76'), 11 Bale, and 7 Ronaldo.
Real Madrid Goals: Benzema 30′, Ronaldo 90′
Watch Real Madrd superstars Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bales, James Rodriquez, and Toni Kroos fight against arch rivals FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid in live Spanish La Liga action!
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