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.

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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.