Los Merengues had an easy season-opener, visiting a scared Zaragoza that couldn’t even make on shot on goal in the entire game.
By the 71st minute, when Cristiano Ronaldo scored the fourth goal, the game had been long over.
So, what did Real Madrid do?
They pressed even harder, scoring only two more goals just because Zaragoza’s keeper Roberto was outstanding.
In the NFL that would have been called running up the score; Bill Belichick would be proud.
Sure, in soccer you can’t just make short-yardage runs to eat the clock, but still, there was no need to try that hard.
But, well, at least the Madrid press is happy—Cristiano Ronaldo is on pace for 114 goals and they can highlight that to forget Barcelona is still the best team in the world.