Real Madrid secure 3-1 victory over Celta Vigo in season opener

It was a good start of season for Real Madrid as the Spanish giants cruised past Celta Vigo in their La Liga season opener on Saturday.

Unlike rivals Barcelona who lost on Friday to Athletic Bilbao, Real though reduced to ten men secured a 3-1 away victory over Celta.

Toni Kroos lashed home via the underside of the crossbar in the 61st minute after Karim Benzema had given the visitors an early lead from Gareth Bale’s cross.

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Luka Modric was dismissed minutes before that second goal, but Lucas Vazquez extended Real’s lead in the 80th minute.

Zinedine zidane’s side thought they were heading to a clean sheet win before Ikner Losada netted a consolation for the hosts in stoppage time.

Defending champions Barcelona will hope to recover in their next game from their shock 1-0 defeat to Bilbao.

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