(Sporting Alert) — Gareth Bale makes his debut for Real Madrid in tonight’s Spanish La Liga clash with Villarreal at El Madrigal.
Bale, the world’s most expensive player, following his move from the English Premier League (EPL) to Spain in this summer’s transfer, has been handed a place in Carlo Ancelotti side.
He will play on the right side.
The Wales international will play alongside Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Isco in the main attacking positions, while Asier Illarramendi and the impressive Luka Modric also start tonight for Real Madrid, who will be looking to keep pace with the early leaders.
Diego Lopez is once again the main starting between the sticks for Real Madrid, as captain and Spain No. 1 Iker Casillas has been left on the bench again.
Sami Khedira, Alvaro Morata and Angel di Maria start on the bench.
Meanwhile former Tottenham forward Giovani dos Santos is among the starters for Villarreal, who have made a solid start to the season.
Villarreal: 1. Sergio Asenjo 2. Mario Gaspar 5. Mateo Musacchio 16. Jose Dorado 18. Jaume Costa 17. Javier Aquino 14. Manu Trigueros 21. Bruno 10. Cani 9. Giovani dos Santos 24. Jonathan Pereira
Real Madrid: 25. Diego Lopez 15. Daniel Carvajal 3. Pepe 4. Sergio Ramos 18. Nacho 24. Asier Illarramendi 19. Luka Modric 11. Gareth Bale 23. Isco 7. Cristiano Ronaldo 9. Karim Benzema.