Zidane makes a successful managerial debut in the Real Madrid vs Deportivo La Coruna match
Real Madrid came face to face with Deportivo La Coruna at Bernabeu, in their first match with Zinedine Zidane as their coach. The match was going to be a challenging one for Zidane and Real, especially with Deporvito which had lost only 3 out of 18 league games this season. The Real Madrid vs Deportivo La Coruna match began, and as it was expected, the home team took possession of the ball.
Real Madrid vs Deportivo [Highlights]
In the 3rd min of the match, Bale delivered an excellent cross to Ronaldo and Isco, but even though it was in the opponent’s box, Bergantinos managed to clear the danger. Bale continued to deliver a couple of fantastic crosses towards the opponent’s box. In the 6th min of the Real Madrid vs Deportivo La Coruna match, Alberto combined with Lucas outside the Real box, but the effort fell through. 2 in later, Juanfran delivered another great cross into the Real box, and the ball eventually found its way to Fajr, but, Navas received his delivery and put a stop to his effort. The next minute, Lux was down to palm away a low strike by Ronaldo.
Real Madrid vs Deportivo [All Goals]
In the 11th min of the Real Madrid vs Deportivo La Coruna match, a chance came for the guest team, as Perez burst into Real’s box, but Navas made a wonderful save. The match went on with efforts from both sides, leading to quite a few adrenaline-pumping moments for the viewers, but the efforts did not lead to any significant changes. The match reached its 15th min, and Ronaldo found space outside the box, only to have his efforts deflected wide for a corner. In the next minute, Benzema made a back-flick from a close range after Ramos recycled the ball from a corner. It ended with a beautiful finish, as Benzema scored the first goal of the match for Real Madrid.
In the 22nd min, a half chance came in the way of Depor, as Fede delivered a superb cross to Lucas, but it didn’t translate to any big score. Bale led to the 2nd goal for Real Madrid. Zidane was off to a good start. The Real Madrid vs Deportivo La Coruna match went on, and Depor and Real locked horns. Ronaldo, Marcelo and Pepe went all out, and the first half came to an end with an addition of one extra minute. The scoreboard read Real Madrid 2-0 Deportivo La Coruna.
The second half of the Real Madrid vs Deportivo La Coruna match began, and it did not take long for Real to make another goal, as Bale sent Ronaldo’s delivery into the opponent’s box. As the match continued, Depor maintained possession of the ball for some time, but Rodriguez and Danilo went at it. Challenges came every now and then. In the 63rd min of the Real Madrid vs Deportivo La Coruna match, Bale made his hat trick with the 4th goal of the match.
As the fate of the match seemed to be sealed, the frustration of the guest team started to show. Arribas of Deporvito got booked in the 70th min for a foul on Benzema. After a save of Mosquera’s strike by Navas, Ronaldo still went looking to increase the score in the 82nd min, and a chance came Real’s way, but it fell through. Ronaldo seemed a little frustrated, as the match drew close to its end.
Depor, too, didn’t seem to want to give up even in the last few minutes, and chances came for both teams, while Ronaldo continued to make his efforts. However, it was Benzema who scored the last goal of the match in the last minute! At the end of the 2 additional minutes, the scorecard read Real Madrid 5-0 Deportivo La Coruna. The match thus came to an end, with Zidane making a superb debut as the manager.
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