The devastating effect of Real Madrid‘s second galáctico era was on full display last night as Cristiano Ronaldo and Kaká scored in a 2-0 win for Manuel Pellegrini’s side against Villarreal.
The players, who cost Real in excess of £136m this summer, scored in each half as Real achieved their fourth win out of four in La Liga.
Ronaldo scored in stunning style after just two minutes. The Portuguese sped down the left wing, cut inside and struck with a low shot from just outside the penalty area for his fifth league goal of the season.
Villarreal looked doomed from that moment on and their cause was not helped when the defender Gonzalo Rodríguez was sent off 10 minutes before the break, earning a second yellow card for catching Kaká in the chest with a reckless flying kick.
The Brazilian playmaker than completed Real’s victory with a 73rd-minute penalty after Angel López was adjudged to have handled Marcelo’s cross.
“They [Villarreal] are difficult to beat at home but we managed it,” said Ronaldo. ” After Kaká’s goal, we were more in control.”
Real’s perfect start to the season is matched only by Barcelona. The Spanish and European champions thrashed Racing Santander 4-1 on Tuesday thanks to two goals from Lionel Messi and one apiece from Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Gerard Piqué.