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Villarreal 2-2 Real Madrid: Gareth Bale sent off after scoring twice

Gareth Bale
Gareth Bale (right) becomes only the second Real Madrid player, after Cristiano Ronaldo, to score a La Liga double and be sent off in the same match this century

Gareth Bale was sent off in stoppage time after scoring two goals to rescue a point for Real Madrid against Villarreal in La Liga.

Bale, who seemed set to leave Madrid this summer, was shown both yellow cards in stoppage time after ending his 169-day league scoring drought.

Villarreal had taken an early lead through Gerard Moreno but Bale opened his account on the stroke of half-time.

Moi Gomez put the hosts back in front but Bale hit a late equaliser.

Villarreal started well and were rewarded when Moreno seized on the loose ball after Thibaut Courtois parried Karl Toko Ekambi's low shot.

The visitors grew into the game and equalised on the stroke of half time when Bale scored his first league goal since manager Zinedine Zidane said "it would be best for everyone" if the forward left the club.

Madrid were dominant after the interval and Toni Kroos was denied by a brilliant double save by Andres Fernandez before Karim Benzema's effort was ruled out for offside.

Gomez appeared to have scored a close-range winner against the run of play after Moreno's shot was parried by Courtois, only for Javier Ontiveros to send the ball back across goal for the midfielder to tap in.

But Bale salvaged a point for his side when he cut in on his left to drive the ball past Fernandez before picking up his first booking for an indiscretion in the 92nd minute.

With the clock ticking down, Bale was shown his second yellow for a high boot two minutes after his first.

The Welshman becomes only the second Madrid player, after Cristiano Ronaldo, to score a La Liga double and be sent off in the same match this century.

The result sees Madrid climb to fifth in the La Liga table, while Villarreal move to 16th.

Line-ups

Villarreal

  • 13Fernández
  • 2Gaspar
  • 3Albiol
  • 4Torres
  • 16QuintilláBooked at 52mins
  • 11ChukwuezeSubstituted forOntiverosat 55'minutes
  • 10Iborra
  • 8CazorlaSubstituted forBaccaat 73'minutes
  • 23Gómez Bardonado
  • 7Moreno
  • 17Toko EkambiSubstituted forZambo Anguissaat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Asenjo
  • 6Funes Mori
  • 9Bacca
  • 14Trigueros Muñoz
  • 19Zambo Anguissa
  • 20Peña
  • 24Ontiveros

Real Madrid

  • 13Courtois
  • 2Carvajal
  • 5Varane
  • 4Ramos
  • 23MendyBooked at 77mins
  • 17VázquezSubstituted forVinícius Júniorat 74'minutes
  • 14CasemiroBooked at 90mins
  • 8KroosSubstituted forValverdeat 82'minutes
  • 11BaleBooked at 90mins
  • 18JovicSubstituted forModricat 68'minutes
  • 9Benzema

Substitutes

  • 1Navas
  • 3Militão
  • 10Modric
  • 12Marcelo
  • 15Valverde
  • 19Odriozola
  • 28Vinícius Júnior
Referee:
Jesús Gil Manzano
Attendance:
19,753

Match Stats

Home TeamVillarrealAway TeamReal Madrid
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home10
Away17
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home1
Away8
Fouls
Home8
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Villarreal 2, Real Madrid 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Villarreal 2, Real Madrid 2.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) for a bad foul.

Foul by Gareth Bale (Real Madrid).

Xavi Quintillá (Villarreal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Hand ball by Vicente Iborra (Villarreal).

Booking

Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Gareth Bale (Real Madrid).

Xavi Quintillá (Villarreal) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Casemiro (Real Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Casemiro (Real Madrid).

Raúl Albiol (Villarreal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Villarreal 2, Real Madrid 2. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Luka Modric.

Offside, Real Madrid. Luka Modric tries a through ball, but Karim Benzema is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Luka Modric (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Daniel Carvajal.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Federico Valverde replaces Toni Kroos.

Attempt blocked. Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Gareth Bale.

Attempt missed. Javier Ontiveros (Villarreal) right footed shot from long range on the right is too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Ferland Mendy (Real Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ferland Mendy (Real Madrid).

Moi Gómez (Villarreal) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ferland Mendy (Real Madrid).

Gerard Moreno (Villarreal) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! Villarreal 2, Real Madrid 1. Moi Gómez (Villarreal) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Javier Ontiveros.

Attempt saved. Gerard Moreno (Villarreal) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Carlos Bacca (Villarreal) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Mario Gaspar with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Vinícius Júnior replaces Lucas Vázquez.

Substitution

Substitution, Villarreal. Carlos Bacca replaces Santi Cazorla.

Foul by Lucas Vázquez (Real Madrid).

Javier Ontiveros (Villarreal) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Javier Ontiveros.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Luka Modric replaces Luka Jovic.

Foul by Karim Benzema (Real Madrid).

Mario Gaspar (Villarreal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Gareth Bale with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Villarreal. André-Frank Zambo Anguissa replaces Karl Toko Ekambi.

Offside, Real Madrid. Gareth Bale tries a through ball, but Karim Benzema is caught offside.

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Andrés Fernández.

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Raúl Albiol.

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Andrés Fernández.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 1st September 2019

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Atl Madrid33005239
2Ath Bilbao32104137
3Sevilla32104137
4Levante32014226
5Real Madrid31206425
6Osasuna31203215
7Alavés31202115
8Barcelona31117524
9Granada31117524
10Valencia31113214
11Celta Vigo311134-14
12Real Valladolid311134-14
13Real Sociedad311123-14
14Mallorca310224-23
15Real Betis310258-33
16Villarreal302178-12
17Getafe302123-12
18Eibar301235-21
19Espanyol301205-51
20Leganés300314-30
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