Bale injured in Real Madrid warm-up

Gareth Bale was expected to make his home debut for Real Madrid today. Credit: PA

Gareth Bale missed out on a home debut for Real Madrid today after sustaining an injury in the pre-match warm-up.

The Wales international was set to make his Bernabeu bow following his world-record move from Tottenham over the summer but instead was forced to miss the Primera Division fixture with Getafe.

Having been initially named in the starting XI, Madrid tweeted to say Bale would be replaced by Isco.

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