Real Madrid recovered from their mid-week goalless draw to Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League to record a perfect start in the La Liga.
Los Blancos defeated second place Celta Vigo 3-1 away to seal their sixth La Liga win in 9 matches and go top of the log.
The Rafa Benitez men opened scoring with an 8th min Cristiano Ronaldo goal from a Lucas Vazquez assist. Real Madrid who welcomed Luka Modric back to the squad after time on the sidelines added a second in the 23rd min of the encounter from a Danilo goal.
An 85th min Nolito goal against saw the hosts rallying to pick up a point in the encounter, but a late minute Marcelo goal put the game beyond Celta Vigo.
Real Madrid go to top spot with 21 points while Celta Viga remain on 18 points.