Los Blancos showed their ruthless streak after the break in the Basque Country as Carlo Ancelotti kicked off his second spell in the Spanish capital with a vital three points.
Neither side could make much headway before the break as Gareth Bale posed the biggest threat for the visitors from distance.
👀 @GarethBale11 looks in the mood tonight…
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Karim Benzema is up and running for the new season! 🔥
Eden Hazard's GENIUS flick teed it up and the French international smashed it into the back of the net 😱 pic.twitter.com/5mNpKjXw2A
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Benzema added a third on the night, just after the hour mark, before Joselu netted a consolation from the penalty spot for the hosts.
With Ancelotti’s side in full control in the closing minutes substitute Vinicius Junior added a fourth goal in added time.
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