Zidane passes his first test with Meringues
Zinedine Zidane's tenure as Real Madrid boss got off to a promising start Saturday thanks to a pair of stellar performances from Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema. Bale scored a hat-trick and Benzema bagged a brace as Real surged to a comfortable 50 victory over Deportivo La Coruna at the Santiago Bernabeu. Zidane was content with the effort his players exhibited in what was a wholly dominant and attacking display. "Whenever you win you have to be happy," Zidane told reporters after the match. "What I liked most was the attitude shown by the team. It is not easy to score five goals against a team like Deportivo la Coruna."