Fellow footballers hail Bale's debut at Real Madrid

Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand and former Real Madrid footballer Michael Owen have hailed Gareth Bale's debut for the Spanish side against Villarreal, following his world record transfer.

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#BaleWatch 1game - 1goal....tap in, they all count! Hasn't had a kick up until then. Decisive

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Not his greatest performance ever but @garethbale11 is off and running with a goal and an hour under his belt. #goodstart

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Bale scores on Madrid debut

Football star Gareth Bale has marked his first start for Real Madrid with a debut goal following his world record transfer. The Welshman scored a first-half equaliser against Villarreal in the teams' Spanish league match.