La Liga: Isco double maintains perfect start for Real Madrid

Isco's brace and Cristiano Ronaldo's first goal of the season gave Real Madrid a 3-1 victory against Athletic Bilbao.

updated: September 01, 2013 19:41 IST
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Madrid: Real Madrid continued their unblemished start under new manager Carlo Ancelotti as they beat Athletic Bilbao 3-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday to move alongside Villarreal at the top of La Liga.

After a promising start from the visitors, who had also won their opening two games, Madrid began to take control midway through the first-half and went ahead when Isco collected Karim Benzema's lovely scooped pass and lifted the ball beyond Iago Herrerin.

Cristiano Ronaldo then registered his first goal of the season when he nodded Angel Di Maria's free-kick home in first-half stoppage time and Isco made it 3-0 with a deflected strike in the second period before Ibai Gomez scored a consolation for Athletic late on.

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