Jude Bellingham and Rodrygo on fire for Real Madrid

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Real Madrid started the new La Liga season with a fine 2-0 win over Athletic Bilbao.

Away from home, a youthful Los Blancos side were undeterred, as Carlo Ancelotti dropped veteran midfielders Toni Kroos and Luka Modric to the bench.

In a 4-4-2 shape, Ancelotti started a youthful midfield that had Eduardo Camavinga, Aurelien Tchouameni, Federico Valverde and new signing Jude Bellingham.

28 minutes into the game, Rodrygo put Madrid ahead with a pretty fine finish.

Eight minutes later, Jude Bellingham who had an outstanding game, doubled the victory for Madrid.

Real Madrid cooled the game in the second-half, and had a number of chances as well.

Later on in the game, Ancelotti will bring on Toni Kroos and Luka Modric, as well as new signing Joselu.