Real Madrid started their attempt in chasing Spanish La Liga title in a positive fashion after defeating Real Sociedad in a comfortable 3-0 win, but Los Blancos city rival, Atletico Madrid only picked up one point.
Motivated by their rival, Barcelona’s 6-2 victory against Real Betis, Los Blancos were determined in grabbing all three points and got off to a bright start with an early goal from Gareth Bale.
Despite several efforts from Sociedad to get back into that tie, Madrid were able to see things off as they added two more goals from Marco Asensio and another effort by Bale late in that match.
Meanwhile, Atletico didn’t get their La Liga challenge off into a winning start after drawing 1-1 against newcomer, Deportivo Alaves at Vicente Calderon.
It was a rather tight affair where both sides struggling to score goals, until late in the match when Kevin Gameiro opened his account for Atletico.
However, within just two minutes after that late goal from Gameiro, Alaves somehow managed to draw level, thanks to an effort from Manu Garcia.