Gareth Bale's Real debut suffers early blow

The Welsh winger gave the thumbs up in the warm-up but soon found his new team a goal down on his debut. Credit: Reuters/Heino Kalis

Gareth Bale's first appearance in a Real Madrid shirt has not started well after his new side conceded an early goal away at unbeaten Villarreal in the Spanish league.


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.