European round-up: Gareth Bale sent off after double rescues a point for Real Madrid

Gareth Bale scored his first goals since March and was shown a late red card as Real Madrid were held to a 2-2 draw at Villarreal.

Wales forward Bale, on the sixth anniversary of his £85m move to the Spanish capital, salvaged a point for Real by twice levelling at El Madrigal.

Gareth Bale scored twice to rescue a draw for his side
Gareth Bale scored twice to rescue a draw for his side
But the 30-year-old’s evening ended on a sour note as he picked up a pair of stoppage-time yellow cards for late challenges and was dismissed.

Bale, who was denied a summer switch to China amid reports of a fallout with manager Zinedine Zidane, finished a flowing team move in first-half added time to cancel out Gerard Moreno’s opener, before cutting in from the right to fire home four minutes from time after Moi Gomez had put the hosts back in front.

Bale leaves the field after being sent off
Bale leaves the field after being sent off

La Liga results

  • Valencia 2-0 Mallorca
  • Atletico Madrid 3-2 Eibar
  • Espanyol 0-3 Granada
  • Villarreal 2-2 Real Madrid

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