Real Madrid had a winning start in La Liga on Sunday by defeating Getafe 2-0 comfortably at home with an inspiring performance by Gareth Bale in the first league match of the European champions of the era after Cristiano Ronaldo.
Bale crashed into the bar early on, and then helped to set up Dani Carvajal's main opener before wrapping the points with a powerful first-time finish early in the second half.
The Wales striker got a standing ovation by the home fans in his first league game on the Bernabeu since he scored twice in the 3-1 victory over Liverpool in the Champions League final.
After the final whistle, the real defender Nacho claimed that Bale had nothing to prove while trying to close the gap that lags behind the prominent leader Ronaldo.
& # 39; The point is not that he follows the path of Ronaldo, & # 39; said Nacho.
"Cristiano has left a whole era here, Bale is a major player for us and he has won many trophies here and has nothing to prove to anyone.
"Everyone knows that they can count on him and I am sure he will continue to perform.
"The fans are completely behind Bale and he is very happy with Real Madrid and we have some great strikers here."
The result lifts pressure on new coach Julen Lopetegui after the painful 4-2 defeat against Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup and sees Real becoming a member of Barcelona after three games.
Real Madrid transfer news: who could sign them?
According to Football Whispers, a site that uses a unique algorithm to score the real chance of a deal, there are four players who may be able to draw before Real Madrid before the window closes.
The midfielder of Bayern Munich got a score of 3.9 / 5 to join Real Madrid this summer.
Lopetegui is said to be a big fan of the 27-year-old after working with the Spanish promises and the high national side.
Thiago started his career in Barcelona, where he won two La Liga titles and the Champions League.
The second Bayern Munich player on the list and scores slightly lower than Thiago with a transfer score of 3.3 / 5.
Lewandowski has hinted that he is ready for a new challenge and that Real wants to recruit a new talisman to fill the Ronaldo-size gap.
The 30-year-old Pool scored an impressive 106 goals in 126 league matches for the Bundesliga giants.
Another striker linked to fill the Ronaldo void, Cavani scored 170 goals in 245 appearances for Paris St-Germain since joining Napoli in 2013.
The 31-year-old was also in excellent shape for Uruguay during this summer's World Cup and scored three goals in four games before being injured in the quarterfinals.
PSG would be reluctant to sell their assassin, but after earning back £ 99m from Ronaldo's sale, Real may be tempted to launch a huge bid.
Football Whispers give it a score of 3.1 / 5.
The Manchester United winger seems to have been disillusioned with Old Trafford and reportedly fell out with boss Jose Mourinho.
Earlier this summer, his agent also fed the speculation of a move by claiming that the 22-year-old was ready for a new start away from the club.
Chelsea and Tottenham have also shown interest in Martial and although United would prefer to keep Martial, they would rather move abroad to join a Premier League rival.
3/5 is the score of Football Whispers.