Real Madrid C.F. Off to Winning Start, Atletico Madrid Held in La Liga

Cristiano Ronaldo's brace gave Real Madrid a winning start to the La Liga season while, Atletico Madrid were held to a goalless draw by Rayo Vallecano.

updated: August 26, 2014 13:01 IST
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Real Madrid celebrate after scoring a goal against newly-promoted side Cordoba in their La Liga opener.


Madrid: Real Madrid got their La Liga campaign off to a winning start as they beat newly-promoted Cordoba 2-0 at home, but champions Atletico Madrid were held 0-0 away to Rayo Vallecano on Monday.

Without the Manchester United bound Angel di Maria, Real were also far from convincing at the Bernabeu but got the three points thanks to Karim Benzema's first-half header and a characteristic thumping finish into the bottom corner from Cristiano Ronaldo in stoppage time.

However, there was no such joy for Atletico as with coach Diego Simeone watching on from the stands they played out a bore draw with Rayo.

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