Santiago Bernabeu

Next Game

R Madrid v Elche

Tuesday, 23 September 2014, 19:00

Spanish Primera BBVA

Municipal de Riazor

Last Game

Deportivo 2 - 8 R Madrid

Saturday, 20 September 2014, 15:00

Spanish Primera BBVA

Bale countdown begins at Real

Gareth Bale is back in Madrid as preparations begin for his weekend debut as the world's most expensive player.

Last Updated: 12/09/13 at 08:57 Post Comment

Gareth Bale: Expected to feature at Villarreal this weekend

Gareth Bale: Expected to feature at Villarreal this weekend

Real's £86m signing played his first competitive football of the season in Wales' World Cup qualifier against Serbia on Tuesday.

Bale tested Serbia's goalkeeper with a couple of trademark long-range shots but was unable to claw back a 3-0 deficit in his 31 minutes on the pitch.

The 24-year-old then left his international colleagues not - as in the past - to return to north London and Tottenham's training base, but for the Spanish capital.

And the countdown will now begin in earnest to Saturday, when he is likely to feature at some stage at Villarreal in a match you can watch live on Sky Sports.

Beyond that fixture, Real open their Champions League campaign away at Galatasaray on Tuesday and host Getafe at the Bernabeu the following Sunday.

Bale joined his new team-mates for training in late afternoon, and Sky Sports News reporter Kaveh Solehkol is in Madrid to keep you up to speed so stick with us throughout today and the rest of the week.

Villarreal v Real Madrid is live on Sky Sports 2 this Saturday, kick-off 9pm (UK time)

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

ilarious, thanks for that. But if I may, I do suspect the reason of your partners' ire is not Tottenham, but most probably all the compusilve gambling :)

DannySmith
Backing Costa To Keep Banging 'Em In

T

wo police horses in a paddock. Horse 1: What's with the long face? Horse 2: I'm working St James Park this weekend.

hump3.
Pardew braced for protests

T

wo things. First, I can't stop reading your name as 'Dane Bowers'. Second, you used the words 'philosophy' and 'Redknapp' in the same sentence.

ajsr1982
Can United's Defence Handle Ulloa?

Footer 365

Premier League: Brendan Rodgers says Mario Balotelli is a 'good guy'

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says he is enjoying working with Mario Balotelli.

Championship: Cardiff refused permission to speak to Leyton Orient's Russell Slade

Leyton Orient have refused Cardiff permission to speak to Russell Slade regarding their vacant manager’s role.

Sky Sports Today - September 22

The latest news and views from the world of sport, building up to the Ryder Cup and the week's Capital One Cup football.

Mail Box

Will Rodgers Finally Drop Gerrard?

The mailbox wants to know if Brendan Rodgers has the stones to drop Steven Gerrard. Plus, thoughts on Wayne Rooney's display, sitting down, and thanking United fans...

Clattenburg And Assistants Should Be Suspended

It's a Mailbox containing Manchester United fans taking defeat to Leicester pretty well, plus some long thoughts on Gerrard and Liverpool, plus Southampton congratulations...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property