Can you name Real Madrid’s XI from Gareth Bale’s debut in 2013?
On 14 September, 2013, Gareth Bale made his long-awaited debut for Real Madrid following his big-money move from Tottenham. How well do you remember the occasion?
Carlo Ancelotti named Bale in a strong starting XI for Real’s trip to face Villarreal in La Liga. The Wales icon scored a first-half equaliser, but in the end they dropped two points in a 2-2 draw.
The Wales international finished his debut season at Madrid with 22 goals in all competitions, including the winner in the Copa del Rey final and a strike in the Champions League final.
He’s since won two La Liga titles, three UEFA Super Cups, three FIFA Club World Cups, a Supercopa de Espana and another three Champions Leagues.
Despite winning all those trophies and scoring over 100 goals for the club, Bale has often had a strained relationship with Madrid and the club’s fans.
The 32-year-old currently finds himself on the fringes of their first team and looks set to leave on a free transfer when his contract expires at the end of 2021-22.
But we want you to name Ancelotti’s starting line-up for that draw with Villarreal in September 2013. The time to beat from the office is 02:13.
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