Bale saves Real in Villarreal (2-2) … and is excluded – © JOSEP LAGO – AFP
At the Ceramic stage, Real was twice led on goals from Gerard Moreno (12th) and Me Gomez (74e). But every time, Bale emerged from a flat foot at close range (45th + 1) and a shot from the left angle (86th), bringing a brilliant response to his coach Zinedine Zidane who wanted his departure in the summer transfer window.
He nevertheless tainted his record of a second yellow card late in the game, synonymous with exclusion (90 + 4), which will probably be suspended against Levante mid-September, after the international truce.
This draw is a lesser evil for the "White House"(5th, 5 pts) which exceeds the FC Barcelona (8th, 4 pts), braked Saturday on the lawn of promoted Osasuna (2-2) .After three days, the two big Spain already show a significant delay on the Atlético (1st, 9 pts), the only team in Liga to have managed a solid card with a stunning victory against Eibar Sunday (3-2).