Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice in first half to ensure a comfortable win against Deportivo La Coruna but it was not enough as Barcelona won their game winning the title by just 1 point. Ronaldo started the game against Deportivo in sublime form scoring first goal inside 7th minute while he could have had 4-5 more with the kind of chances fell for him. It was another incredible goal scoring season for Ronaldo who reach 50 goals this season yet again and still one more game to play for later in the month against Atletico.
Real Madrid needed a win against Deportivo and a Barcelona loss against Granada to win the league title and they started in best possible way when Ronaldo scored in just 7th minute. However Barcelona scored twice in their own game to pretty much seal the title while Real Madrid secured their 12 consecutive league win in La Liga but fell short of the title by just 1 point.
Deportivo La Coruna 0-2 Real Madrid Highlights
[ Spanish La Lig, 14th May 2016 ]
07′ 0 – 1 Cristiano Ronaldo scored the first goal in just 7th minute to put Real Madrid in lead.
25′ 0 – 2 Cristiano Ronaldo was on target again in 25th minute when his deflected header found its way into the back of the net.
Match Highlights: (Spanish, 6 minutes)
Preview & Lineups: Both teams last meet back in January 2016 when Zidane took charge of his very first Real Madrid game and they ran riot at Bernabeu with Gareth Bale scoring a hattrick and Benzema grabbing a brace in comfortable 5-0 win to start of Zidane’s era.
Alot has changed since than, Real Madrid got themselves back in the title race and are just 1 point behind Barcelona while they will also be playing UEFA Champions League final agains Atletico Madrid and a realistic league and european cup double looks increasingly likely..
Zidane is expected to go with a Gareth Bale, James Rodriguez and Ronaldo in attacking midfield roles behind Karim Benzema while Modric and Kroos to play in central midfiel roles. Carvajal and Marcelo should continue as full backs with Sergio Ramos and Pepe playing in central defense. This is how I expect both teams to lineup on saturday.
Zidane’s reign as Real Madrid manager could not have got off to a better start as Real Madrid tore Deportivo La Coruna apart in saturdays game. Gareth Bale hattrick and Karim Benzema’s brace earned massive 5-0 win for Real Madrid.
Real Madrid got off to a winning start under new manager Zidane. Karim Benzema’s faint flick opened the scoring in 15th minute while Gareth Bale added another with a superb header to make it 2-0 to settle the nerves of players and fans alike. Real Madrid were not finished there as Bale scored his second just after the break to make it 3-0.
Gareth Bale and Benzema were at it again late in second half scoring goal a piece again to make 5-0 for Real Madrid. Cristiano Ronaldo had several chances but he failed to join on the scoresheet having seen his header hit the woodwork and missing narrowly couple of times.
Real Madrid 5-0 Deportivo Highlights
[ Spanish La Liga 2015-16 ]
15′ 1 – 0 Karim Benzema
23′ 2 – 0 Gareth Bale
49′ 3 – 0 Gareth Bale
63′ 4 – 0 Gareth Bale
15′ 5 – 0 Karim Benzema
Zidane Took charge of Real Madrid for the very first time in the home game against Deportivo La Coruna. Real Madrid were 2-0 upside first 25 minutes with goals from Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale while Welshman was on target again at the start of second half to make it 3-0 and put the result to bed before he and Benzema added another 2 to make it 5-0. Watch match highlights of the game below.
Gareth Bale second goal of the night.
Gareth Bale Hattrick goal
Benzema second goal