Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale celebrates with Marco Asensio at Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain – August 19, 2018. REUTERS/Sergio Perez/File Photo
Goals from Gareth Bale, Isco and a stunning late strike from Mariano sealed a 3-0 win for Real Madrid against Roma.
The scoreline did not fully reflect the dominance of Real, who had a number of chances to add to their tally.
Bale doubled the tally 13 minutes into the second half as he swept home from a long Luka Modric pass before Mariano (90+2) rifled home a superb effort into the bottom far corner to seal the victory on his second debut for the club.