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Real Madrid begin La Liga campaign with a 2-0 victory over Getafe

Real Madrid begin La Liga campaign with a 2-0 victory over Getafe

- Carvajal and Bale score to give Real Madrid a 2-0 win over Getafe in La Liga

- The victory is Julen Lopetegui's first in La Liga since taking over as manager

- Los Blancos recorded their lowest turn out in the Bernabeu after the Ronaldo era

Real Madrid bounced back from their mid-week defeat to Atletico Madrid in UEFA Super Cup with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Getafe.

The brand new Julen Lopetegui's side were full of energy all through the match and showed no sign of playing without their former talisman Cristiano Ronaldo.

It did not take long before Dani Carvajal scored the first goal after a deflected cross fell kindly into his part as he headed Madrid's first.

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Poor defending from the the visitors resulted into Real's second as Gareth Bale was quickest to react with a left-foot shot to make the score 2-0.

Karim Benzema and Marco Asensio should have been on the score-sheet but both stars missed their chances during the course of the game.

The club recorded their lowest turn out at the Santiago Bernabeu with just 48,466 fans coming out to cheer the team in the 81,000 capacity stadium since the Ronaldo era.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Europa League champions Atletico Madrid clinched their third UEFA Super Cup title after beating their city rivals Real Madrid 4-2 at the end of 120 minutes on Wednesday, August 15.

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