Gareth Bale and Isco scored against Celta Vigo to give coach Zinedine Zidane a winning start on his return to Real Madrid.
Isco, out of favour under previous coach Santiago Solari, made it 1-0 when he tapped in striker Karim Benzema’s low cross from close range.
And 13 minutes from time, Wales forward Bale scored Real’s second when his low shot went in off the post.
For Zidane and Real the rest of the season is about saving face after what has been, relatively speaking, a poor campaign for them.
When the former midfielder quit 10 months ago, he did so after helping Los Blancos win three successive Champions League titles and the La Liga crown.
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