Real Madrid Hates Surprises, So There Weren't Any

Published on 22-Aug-2016 by srijan213

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Real Madrid Hates Surprises, So There Weren't Any

San Sebastian is quite picturesque this time of year.

Just ask the crew from Real Madrid.

It was surely a beautiful sight for them, watching a trio of goals mosey into Real Sociedad's net en route to a cushy 0-3 La Liga opener.

For the first time in seven years, the Blancos started a game without Mr Football -- aka Cristiano Ronaldo -- in the starting XI.

No big deal, really.

Real's plug-&-play roster simply shifted to Ronaldo's supposed heir -- Gareth Bale -- to get the festivities under way early on, and he complied with a second-minute strike:

Dude's becoming an mini-Zlatan in the box.

Marco Asensio doubled Real's pleasure with a nifty chip goal in the 40th minute:

Now, that's the kind of play everyone either paid or tuned in to see.

Bale did the bookend thing in time added on because why not:

With so much uncertainty in the world, it's clear the Blancos didn't want to add to it.