Real Madrid 3 – Deportivo La Coruna 2 (La Liga, August 29, 2009) It took Kaka under sixty seconds to reel off his first shot for Real Madrid against Deportivo. The Brazilian proved Real’s magician for the opener, threading a pass through two defenders’ legs for Raul to tuck home. Real’s porous defence was exposed when Riki equalised with a powerful back-post header, but Los Blancos quickly moved back in front as Cristiano Ronaldo opened his account from the penalty spot. (First half highlights here.) Depor levelled inside 40 seconds of the second half as Valeron struck from the edge of the box. But Real were soon back in front, Lassana Diarra popping in the third with a tidy strike from 15-yards.
Cristiano Ronaldo post match interview can be seen here.
Zaragoza 1 – Tenerife 0 (La Liga, August 29, 2009) Javier Arizmendi struck the only goal in a lively encounter 17 minutes from time to secure three precious for Zaragoza. Jermaine Pennant made his competitive debut for Zaragoza on the right of midfield.