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Gale Bale need not 'prove anything' at Real Madrid after Cristiano Ronaldo's exit - Nacho

A goal and an assist from Gareth Bale against Getafe got Julen Lopetegui's side off to a perfect start in La Liga.
After nine seasons with Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo embarks on his new challenge with Juventus against Chievo Verona.
On the eve of Cristiano Ronaldo's debut for Juventus, Mina Rzouki and Gab Marcotti discuss their expectations for him and how he will be deployed.

Gareth Bale has nothing to prove at Real Madrid, his teammate Nacho said after the Welshman led Los Blancos to a 2-0 win over Getafe on Sunday.

Bale stepped into the void left by Cristiano Ronaldo to score Madrid's second goal after previously hitting the woodwork as Real claimed three points in their first La Liga game of the season.

But Nacho believes Bale doesn't have to necessarily replace Ronaldo as he's already been an important player from the club for years.

"As for Bale, he does not have...

Real Madrid will benefit from improved defence over replacing Ronaldo

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A goal and an assist from Gareth Bale against Getafe got Julen Lopetegui's side off to a perfect start in La Liga.

MADRID -- Real Madrid beat Getafe 2-0 on Sunday night at the Santiago Bernabeu with the visiting team unable to register a single shot on target until late in the game. Keylor Navas remains the team's first-choice goalkeeper despite the arrival of Thibaut Courtois during the summer, and while Getafe showed little interest in attacking until they went two goals down, Real Madrid were assured in their defensive duties.

All in all, with an emphasis on fixing the attack, it seems that Julen Lopetegui...

Gareth Bale delivers assured performance in Real Madrid's La Liga opening win over Getafe

A goal and an assist from Gareth Bale against Getafe got Julen Lopetegui's side off to a perfect start in La Liga.
Steve Nicol explains the role he thinks Gareth Bale should play in Real Madrid's attack, and Julien Laurens explains how Karim Benzema factors in.

Real Madrid put the European Super Cup debacle behind them with an assured 2-0 win over Getafe at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday night.

In Julen Lopetegui's first game in charge of Real Madrid in domestic competition, Dani Carvajal and Gareth Bale scored in either half against an organised visiting side.

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Lopetegui showed off his ability to tinker without really losing any defensive solidity. He went without Casemiro, Luka Modric and Raphael Varane as they continue to get up to speed after...

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Gareth Bale shines as Real Madrid open La Liga with win

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A goal and an assist from Gareth Bale against Getafe got Julen Lopetegui's side off to a perfect start in La Liga.

Real Madrid got off to a winning start in La Liga on Sunday by comfortably beating neighbours Getafe 2-0 at home with an inspiring performance from Gareth Bale in the European champions' first league game in the post-Cristiano Ronaldo era.

Bale crashed a diving header against the crossbar early on, then helped to set up Dani Carvajal's looping header which broke the deadlock in the 20th minute, wrapping up the points with a powerful first-time finish early in the second half.

The Wales forward...