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Talking points from Real’s win over Girona

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Real Madrid ran out 4:1 winners over Girona away from home and effectively got their revenge after suffering a 2:1 defeat at the same Estadio Montilivi last season.

Julen Lopetegui and his men made it 2 wins from 2 games in the La Liga amid impressive displays and hopefully, this becomes the norm for Los Blancos.

Girona raced into the lead on the 16th minute through Borja Garcia and I guess the events of last season’s loss would have been playing in the heads of the Galacticos after they went down.

Questions on their start to life without Ronaldo and how they would cope in his absence might have popped up in the heads of 1 or 2 Madridistas.

However, Real Madrid had their own plans and would go on to run riot in the game, coming from behind.

Luka Modric and new signing Thibaut Courtois were both on the bench at kickoff, and surely, the absence of Luka Modric would have raised questions.

READ: Courtois vs Navas. Who’ll be Lopetegui’s favorite?

However, Lopetegui appears to know his onions with regards to the Real Madrid team and this was the case after 90 minutes.

Real Madrid responded in style with an equalizer from Sergio Ramos, a brace from Benzema, and 1 goal from Gareth Bale which culminated in an emphatic 4:1 win for Los Blancos.

This is indeed a new era at the Bernabeu and we’ve taken note of some of the goodies that could be derived from the game and here they are:

The Bale/Benzema connection

Bale and Benzema are combining perfectly. It’s just 2 games into the season but the Frenchman is set to make yours truly eat his words on his ability to lead the Real Madrid line.

A whopping 4 goals were scored on the day, and 3 of the 4 were scored by the attackers. It’s a very good one for Los Blancos under Lopetegui.

Sergio Ramos! The new penalty general at the Bernabeu

Ramos appears to have taken over penalty responsibilities and he has been putting them away excellently.

The Spaniard still appears highly motivated and has now scored in his 15th straight La Liga season.

Keylor Navas vs Thibaut Courtois

The Belgian shot-stopper will obviously not get it easy in his quest to displace Keylor Navas.

The Costa Rica international has been preferred by Lopetegui who has also come out to defend his decision to stick with Navas. Courtois will definitely have to wait his turn.