By Pete Jenson for MailOnline
Published: 21:53 BST, 1 September 2019 | Updated: 22:03 BST, 1 September 2019
A Gareth Bale double saved Real Madrid from defeat but he was sent off in the team’s 2-2 draw with Villarreal.
Zinedine Zidane spent most of the summer trying to sell Bale but he scored twice to make the international break slightly less uncomfortable for the Madrid coach.
There will still be a lot of questions about why Real Madrid have only taken five points from the first three games.
Gareth Bale struck late on at Villarreal to secure a point for Real Madrid on Sunday
Madrid forward Bale cut on to his favoured left foot and fired into the bottom near corner
Bale received his marching orders in stoppage time after picking up his second yellow
Villarreal (4-2-3-1): Fernandez, Gaspar, Albiol, Torres, Quintilla, Cazorla (Bacca 74), Iborra, Chukwueze (Ontiveros 55), Gomez, Ekambi (Anguissa 62), Moreno;
Subs not used: Asenjo, Mori, Trigueros, Pena
Scorers: Moreno (12), Gomez (74)
Real Madrid (4-4-2): Courtois, Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Mendy, Casemiro, Kroos (Valverde 82), Vazquez (Vinicius Junior 74), Bale, Benzema, Jovic (Modric 68);
Subs not used: Navas, Militao, Marcelo, Odriozola
Scorers: Bale (45, 86)
Booked: Mendy, Bale
Sent off: Bale (90)
Referee: Jesus Gil Manzano
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