2019/2020 La Liga Matchday 1: Team of the week
Bale, Kroos, Benzema on Ctrl-Alt-Del mission.

For Gareth Bale, Toni Kroos, and Karim Benzema the definition of new success hinges unfortunately on their very high bar set under Zinedine Zidane’s first reign at Real Madrid. The best stories, comments, and highlights from 2019/2020 La Liga Matchday 1 team of the week. 

4-4-2 | David Soria (7.83, Atletico Madrid vs Getafe); Nacho Vidal (7.54, Leganes vs Osasuna), Stefan Savic (7.72, Atletico Madrid vs Getafe), Guillermo Maripan (7.59, Deportivo Alaves vs Levante), Sergio Reguilon (8.77, Espanyol vs Sevilla); Gareth Bale (7.84, Celta Vigo vs Real Madrid), Santi Cazorla (8.18, Villarreal vs Granada), Toni Kroos (8.19, Celta Vigo vs Real Madrid), Moi Gomez (8.70, Villarreal vs Granada); Roberto Soldado (8.34, Villarreal vs Granada), Karim Benzema (8.99, Celta Vigo vs Real Madrid)

DAVID SORIA

2019/2020 La Liga Matchday 1 team of the week: David Soria, Atletico Madrid vs Getafe
@davidsoria31

Player rating: 7.83
Team score: Atletico 1–0 Getafe
Individual highlights: 1 penalty save, 4 total saves

NACHO VIDAL

2019/2020 La Liga Matchday 1 team of the week: Nacho Vidal, Leganes vs Osasuna
@nacho4vidal

Player rating: 7.54
Team score: Leganes 0–1 Osasuna
Individual highlights: 74 touches, 4 clearances

STEFAN SAVIC

2019/2020 La Liga Matchday 1 team of the week: Stefan Savic, Atletico Madrid vs Getafe
@jramirezphotography

Player rating: 7.72
Team score: Atletico 1–0 Getafe
Individual highlights: 72 touches, 5 clearances

GUILLERMO MARIPAN

2019/2020 La Liga Matchday 1 team of the week: Guillermo Maripan, Alaves vs Levante
@futbolpasioncl

Player rating: 7.59
Team score: Alaves 1–0 Levante
Individual highlights: 9 clearances, 5 aerials won

SERGIO REGUILON

2019/2020 La Liga Matchday 1 team of the week: Sergio Reguilon, Espanyol vs Sevilla
@sergioregui

Player rating: 8.77
Team score: Espanyol 0–2 Sevilla
Individual highlights: 
1 goal, 1 assist

GARETH BALE

2019/2020 La Liga Matchday 1 team of the week: Gareth Bale, Celta Vigo vs Real Madrid
@garethbale11

Player rating: 7.84
Team score: Celta 1–3 Real Madrid
Individual highlights: 
1 assist3 tackles

"

It seemed Gareth Bale was going to leave but today he's here with us.

I'll rely on all the players who are here. He has his place, he's an important player, and I hope that all the players will make the task of choosing the team difficult for me."

– Zinedine Zidane on the Gareth Bale situation at Real Madrid

Gareth Bale assist Karim Benzema goal, Celta Vigo vs Real Madrid, La Liga 2019/2020
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SANTI CAZORLA

2019/2020 La Liga Matchday 1 team of the week: Santi Cazorla, Villarreal vs Granada
@laliga

Player rating: 8.18
Team score: Villarreal 4–4 Granada
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 1 assist

TONI KROOS

2019/2020 La Liga Matchday 1 team of the week: Toni Kroos, Celta Vigo vs Real Madrid
@toni.kr8s

Player rating: 8.19
Team score: Celta 1–3 Real Madrid
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 3 key passes

"

Our team was in a different situation when Zinedine Zidane returned in March 2019 versus when he left in May 2018.

It's not easy to take the team back to where Zidane left it. It's difficult to reach that level."

– Toni Kroos on comparing this Real Madrid team with the three-time European champions during Zinedine Zidane's first spell

Marcelo Vieira assist Toni Kroos goal, Celta Vigo vs Real Madrid, La Liga 2019/2020
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Marcelo Vieira assist Toni Kroos goal, Celta Vigo vs Real Madrid, La Liga 2019/2020
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MOI GOMEZ

2019/2020 La Liga Matchday 1 team of the week: Moi Gomez, Villarreal vs Granada
@villarrealcf

Player rating: 8.70
Team score: Villarreal 4–4 Granada
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 1 assist

ROBERTO SOLDADO

2019/2020 La Liga Matchday 1 team of the week: Roberto Soldado, Villarreal vs Granada
@granadacf

Player rating: 8.34
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 1 assist
Team result: Villarreal 4–4 Granada

KARIM BENZEMA

2019/2020 La Liga Matchday 1 team of the week: Karim Benzema, Celta Vigo vs Real Madrid
@realmadrid

Player rating: 8.99
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 1 assist
Team result: Celta Vigo 1–3 Real Madrid

"

Before taking control of the ball I've already imagined what I'm going to do with it.

I play out all the information in my head, almost like a computer."

– Karim Benzema on his evolved style of play

Gareth Bale assist Karim Benzema goal, Celta Vigo vs Real Madrid, La Liga 2019/2020
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Karim Benzema assist Lucas Vazquez goal, Celta Vigo vs Real Madrid, La Liga 2019/2020
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