Aug 12, 2023 at 8:25 PM Update: 3 minutes ago
Real Madrid started the La Liga season well on Saturday with a 0-2 win over Athletic Club. Debutant Jude Bellingham signed for the second Madrid goal. Daley Blind made his debut for Girona on a visit to Real Sociedad: 1-1.
Rodrygo broke the spell on behalf of Real in the Estadio San Mamé in Bilbao, Basque, midway through the first half. The Brazilian combined on the right side with Dani Carvajal and outwitted goalkeeper Unai Simon in the short corner.
Bellingham signed for the final chord a few minutes later. The twenty-year-old midfielder, who came over from Borussia Dortmund for 103 million euros this summer, shot the ball against the ropes with a corner kick.
Real had to leave the title to FC Barcelona last season. The Catalan top club starts the new season in Spain on Sunday. The team of trainer Xavi will play against Getafe at 9.30 pm.
Daley Blind played the entire match at Girona. Photo: Getty Images
Debut for Blind and Sinkgraven
Takefusa Kubo opened the scoring for Real Sociedad against Girona in the Reale Arena in San Sebastián in the fifth minute. Artem Dovbyk scored the equalizer on behalf of the away team in the 72nd minute.
Real Sociedad finished fourth in La Liga last season, while Girona finished tenth. The 33-year-old Blind is the first Dutchman ever to be employed by the club, who has started his fourth season (2017-2019 and 2022-present) at the highest level in Spain.
Blind, who was central in defense, played the entire game against Sociedad. He said goodbye to Ajax during the winter break of last season and made the switch to Bayern Munich, where he got little playing time. Girona recorded Blind on a free transfer.
Daley Sinkgraven made his debut with a draw for Las Palmas. The home game with Real Mallorca ended in 1-1. The left back was substituted after 65 minutes.
La Liga round 1
Friday: Almeria-Rayo Vallecano 0-2Friday: Seville-Valencia 1-2Zaterdag: Real Sociedad-Girona 1-1Zaterdag: Las Palmas-Mallorca 1-1Saturday: Athletic Club-Real Madrid 0-2Sunday 5pm: Celta-Osasuna Sunday 7.30pm: Villarreal-Real Betis Sunday 9.30pm: Getafe-FC Barcelona Monday 7.30pm: Cádiz-Alavés
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