Real Madrid Held To A Draw As Gareth Bale Is Sent Off

Pinterest LinkedIn Tumblr

Gareth scored twice but was sent off in ’s 2-2 draw for receiving two yellow cards.

Real were severely weakened by six injuries to attacking players and fell behind in the 11th minute when captain lost the ball in his own half and broke quickly, with Gerard Moreno scoring on the rebound.

ALSO SEE  Champions League Draw: Liverpool To Face Roma, Bayern To Play Real Madrid

Bale equalized in stoppage time of the first half by tapping in a cross from Dani Carvajal from close range but Villarreal restored their lead in the 74th minute through Moi Gomez after Karim had a goal ruled out for offside.

Bale again pulled Madrid out of trouble with a powerful low strike in the 88th minute but somehow contrived to get himself sent off by earning two yellow cards for fouls in stoppage time.
Madrid has picked up five points from their opening three games, one more than champions Barcelona, but Zinedine ’s side is four points behind early leaders Atletico Madrid, who have won all three matches.

ALSO SEE  Real Madrid Defender Set To Miss El Classico

Zidane criticized his side for their lackluster start but was pleased with how they reacted to going behind.

Write A Comment