Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale returned to the starting lineup in fine style by scoring his side’s first LaLiga goal for the third season in succession away to Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday.
It was his first start of the campaign following his comeback from injury and he put his side ahead by knocking the ball home after Luka Modric and Karim Benzema both had shots saved midway through the first half.
Last season it was Bale also who got the team’s first league goal against Real Sociedad and he ended up that match with a brace as Real won 3-0.
Two years ago he also got the team’s first league goal against Real Betis after the first match of the campaign ended 0-0.
The goal will boost the confidence of Bale with plenty of competition for places in the side and rumours that he could be subject of a move to Manchester United.