Morning headlines: Madrid begin new season with a bang, Bale and Hazard show what they can do, Messi presented by PSG

Morning headlines for August 15th

Real Madrid begin the new La Liga season with a bang

Real Madrid

Carlo Ancelotti promised when he was presented as Real Madrid’s new coach that he would deliver spectacular football worthy of the history of the club. His debut, at least, couldn’t have gone better. Madrid beat Alaves 4-1 to begin the season with a bang and, note Marca, introduce a positive air around the club.

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Gareth Bale and Eden Hazard show flashes of their ability

Gareth Bale

La Liga has returned this weekend and two familiar faces who had very little impact last season were right in the mix. Real Madrid went to Mendizorroza and beat Alaves 4-1, with Gareth Bale and Eden Hazard showing glimpses of what they can do. Both, note Diario AS, stood up and stuck their chests out.

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Lionel Messi presented by Paris Saint-Germain

Lionel Messi

For the first time since 2004, La Liga got underway this weekend without a certain diminutive Argentine named Lionel Messi at the front and centre of it. He’s joined Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer from Barcelona, and was presented at the Parc des Princes on Saturday afternoon to an incredible reception.

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Tags Barcelona Carlo Ancelotti Eden Hazard Gareth Bale Lionel Messi Real Madrid