Copa America

Rodriguez scores 2 in Madrid's 5-0 win

(AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez scored two goals each to fuel Real Madrid' 5-0 rout of Real Betis in its home opener on Saturday, while Barcelona edged Malaga 1-0 in the Spanish League.

Rodriguez picked out Bale to set the tone from the second minute and increased the lead with a vicious free kick from a tight angle in the 39th.

After Karim Benzema made it 3-0 early in the second half, Rodriguez produced another brilliant strike with a bicycle kick to whip in his second goal in the 50th.