It was little more than an evening stroll for Real Madrid, who outclassed Real Zaragoza to reach the Copa del Rey quarter-finals.
After a frustrating encounter, Sergio Ramos kept his cool to slot in the winning penalty as Real Madrid claimed the Supercopa de Espana.
James Rodriguez returns to fitness just in time for exile to Everton to rejoin Carlo Ancelotti
The next Real Madrid presidential elections will not see incumbent Florentio Perez run unopposed.
Eden Hazard becomes major doubt for El Clasico clash after Christmas crutch calamity
Lucas Vazquez has not always earned the admiration of Real Madrid's supporters but boss Zinedine Zidane remains a big fan.