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Real Madrid begun their first LaLiga campaign under Julen Lopetegui with a 2-0 win over Getafe at the Santiago Bernabeu.
In the first league game since Cristiano Ronaldo's departure to Juventus, Gareth Bale seized his chance to impress, setting up Dani Carvajal for the opening goal before scoring the second himself after the break.
Lopetegui suffered a 4-2 defeat to rivals Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup in his first competitive game in charge, but a 10th league win in a row over Getafe looked likely once Carvajal broke the deadlock.
Madrid, who started Keylor Navas over Thibaut Courtois in goal, were not quite firing on all cylinders but never looked likely to throw away a result given Getafe did not manage a shot until the 69th minute.
Bale, starting wide on the right, hit the bar with a diving header early on before Carvajal made it 1-0 20 minutes in, nodding the ball over David Soria after the keeper had punched Bale's cross half-clear.
Getafe handed them a second goal six minutes after the restart, when Bale's shot was parried into the net by Soria after Marco Asensio had stolen the ball from centre-back Djene Dakonam, giving Lopetegui a satisfactory start to life in the top flight.
Gareth Bale drills in the second for Los Blancos! 2-0
Dani Carvajal heads Real Madrid into the lead
Now for Getafe! Japanese international Gaku Shibasaki is handed a league debut. Serbian midfielder Nemanja Maksimovic & keeper David Soria also make their first league starts for the club!
We have team news! Real Madrid first! Luca Modric, Rafa Varane and Casemiro are all on the bench. Bale, Benzema & Asensio lead the line. Navas is preferred in goal to summer signing Thibaut Courtois.
Hello! Welcome to the Live Updates of Real Madrid Vs Getafe. Will Los Blancos be able to survive without Cristiano Ronaldo & Zinedine Zidane?! I would tend to think so! They take on Getafe in their opening La Liga game of the season.So will this new look Real Madrid prosper under the guidance of Julen Lopetegui? Stick around for all the latest updates on the game, including goals as they go in! Stick around!
Real Madrid will be targeting a winning start to their La Liga season, as they welcome Getafe to the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday evening. The game will be of extra significance for Los Blancos fans as it will be the first without all-time leading scorer Cristiano Ronaldo following his big-money move to Juventus. Whilst it will be the first league outing for new boss Julen Lopetegui. As ever you can watch Real Madrid Vs Getafe via beIN SPORTS Connect.
After losing to city rivals Atletico in the Uefa Super Cup midweek, Lopetegui will be looking for a reaction from his side. Thibaut Courtois could be in contention to make his league debut following his summer move from Chelsea, however, the game has come too late for Croatian midfielder Luca Modric who is again expected to start from the bench after his exploits in the World Cup.
Gareth Bale is expected to form a front three with Benzema and Asensio, and the pressure will be on the Welsh attacker to add more goals to his game to add to the surplus in goals from the departing Ronaldo. A few goals against Getafe would do Bale the world of good ahead of a tough season in both La Liga & the Champions League.
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TV Channel- HD12
Stadium- Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid
Getafe impressed last season earning promotion to the top flight and will be targeting a shock win against Real, to kick-start their season. Getafe has strengthened in the summer, with the accusation of Serbian midfielder Nemanja Maksimovic from Valencia & Sevilla keeper David Soria. Both players will be targeting starting places in the side for the visit to the Bernabeu.
Gaku Shibasaki impressed for Japan at the 2018 World Cup, and the midfielder signed a four year deal with Getafe ahead of the new season. The hard-working midfielder has an eye for goal and will be looking to open his account with his new team against one the most decorated sides in European football.
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