WATCH: Casemiro's 44-pass goal for Real Madrid against Deportivo La Coruna
By Andrew Dickson
Last Updated: 21/08/17 2:15pm
Casemiro's impressive start to the season continued on Sunday when he scored the second goal in Real Madrid's 3-0 win at Deportivo La Coruna.
While his finish was a simple tap in, the goal came as a result of patient build-up from the reigning Spanish champions.
Starting at the back through goalkeeper Keylor Navas, they pieced together a fluid 44-pass move lasting 105 seconds which resulted in the Brazilian netting to put Real 2-0 up at the Estadio Riazor.
In turn, it was a goal with the most passes leading up to it since the 2006/07 season - and it was an ominous sign for the rest of the sides looking to displace Zinedine Zidane's side as title holders.
By the time Casemiro struck, Gareth Bale had already put Real Madrid ahead with his first goal of the new campaign and his first for Real since February.
Toni Kroos rounded off the scoring after the break, with a Sergio Ramos red card in stoppage time the only sour point of an emphatic victory.