Gareth Bale hat trick gives Real Madrid win under Zidane - ESPN FC
Zinedine Zidane enjoyed a dream debut in charge of Real Madrid as Gareth Bale scored a hat-trick in a rampant 5-0 win over Deportivo. Karim Benzema got the Zidane era off to an ideal start by scoring after just 15 minutes and then Bale netted either side of the break before scoring a second header to complete his treble.
Zinedine Zidane off to winning start as Real rout Deportivo - ESPN FC
What was missing was a goal for Ronaldo, who endured a frustrating evening. The first 45 minutes saw regular shots taken but just one on target; a relatively simple, close-range header also hit a post. Into the second half, there were cheers from the crowd for a tackle to win the ball back in the Depor half, and seconds later, there was supportive applause as a weak shot went straight at Lux.
Zidane: Cristiano Ronaldo won't leave Real Madrid - Goal.com
Zinedine Zidane has described Cristiano Ronaldo as the soul of Real Madrid and insists he will not be sold. The Portugal captain has been rumored to be considering his future at the Santiago Bernabeu despite Zidane having succeeded Rafael Benitez as head coach this week.
Zinedine Zidane hails Real Madrid attitude - ESPN FC
New Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane hailed the attitude of his players and the finishing of Gareth Bale after the Welshman's hat trick along the way to Saturday evening's 5-0 stroll past Deportivo La Coruna at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.
Kevin Gameiro nets double as Sevilla make it eight home wins in a row - ESPN FC
Kevin Gameiro scored twice as Sevilla beat Athletic Bilbao to move into the top six of the Primera Division for the first time this season. The Frenchman put the hosts in front midway through the first half by providing a classy finish to a quick team break and in the second half converted a controversial penalty to seal an eighth consecutive home victory in the league for Unai Emery's side.
Lucas named Player of the Month | Football Espana
Deportivo La Coruna forward Lucas Perez has been named La Liga's Player of the Month for December. The 27-year-old took his tally for the season up to 12 goals last month, having scored three times against Sevilla, Barcelona and Eibar.
Getafe 1-0 Real Betis - ESPN FC
Alvaro Vazquez scored the only goal as Getafe beat Real Betis 1-0 to pile more pressure on Pepe Mel. The Catalan striker's second-half goal condemned Betis boss Mel to a fourth straight defeat in all competitions and his side have now gone eight games without a win.
Deyverson and Jose Morales on target as Levante beat fellow strugglers Rayo - ESPN FC
Brilliant second-half goals from substitute Deyverson and Jose Morales earned bottom side Levante a crucial 2-1 win over Rayo Vallecano in their Primera Division relegation battle. The hosts burst into life in the second half at the Ciudad de Valencia and broke the deadlock with a fine Deyverson volley after 72 minutes.