Real Madrid now have six points just like Barcelona, but have a superior goal difference.
Champions League holders Madrid came from behind to make it back-to-back wins to start the La Liga season. Borja Garcia gave Girona a surprise 16th-minute lead before Madrid captain Sergio Ramos equalised from the penalty spot 23 minutes later.
Barca beat Valladolid 1-0 on Saturday night, thanks to Ousmane Dembele’s goal. Julen Lopetegui’s men are now top of the LaLiga table, following their 4-1 win over Girona on Sunday night.
Madrid head coach Julen Lopetegui substituted Marcelo on the hour-mark, the 30-year-old Brazil international replaced by centre-back Raphael Varane in Sunday’s La Liga victory.
Bale provided the goal of the match after Isco’s lovely pass before Benzema sealed the points 10 minutes from time. Real lead through two penalties, converted by captain Sergio Ramos and Karim Benzema.Though there were few complaints about either penalty – Marc Muniesa guilty of lunging into Asensio before Pere Pons’ badly timed challenge on Real’s number 20.