Critics lambasted Real Madrid for being too defensive-minded in its La Liga opener.
It would appear James Rodriguez and Gareth Bale heard them.
Rodriguez scored a pair of showstopping strikes and Bale also bagged a brace as Real Madrid belted Real Betis 5-0 on Saturday at the Bernabeu.
Facing a second newly promoted side in as many weeks, Real Madrid needed a convincing victory to avoid more unwanted attention. The team that looked so oddly conservative last week at Sporting Gijon was nowhere to be found against Real Betis.
Bale and Rodriguez wasted little time in helping get Real Madrid on the board. Inside of two minutes, Rodriguez dropped a perfectly placed left-footed cross into the box, where the Welshman’s header put Real Madrid ahead.
In the 39th minute, Rodriguez got on the score sheet himself with this laser free kick from the right side:Read More »from Rodriguez wonder strikes, Bale brace help Real Madrid ransack Real Betis