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Bale scores on debut, Atlético and Barcelona win

Published: Saturday 14 September 2013, 23.55CET
Gareth Bale took 38 minutes to open his Real Madrid CF account, but the Merengues could not defeat Villarreal CF and join Club Atlético de Madrid and FC Barcelona on four wins from four.

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Published: Saturday 14 September 2013, 23.55CET

Bale scores on debut, Atlético and Barcelona win

Gareth Bale took 38 minutes to open his Real Madrid CF account, but the Merengues could not defeat Villarreal CF and join Club Atlético de Madrid and FC Barcelona on four wins from four.

Gareth Bale marked his Real Madrid CF debut with a goal, but his new employers could not emulate FC Barcelona and Club Atlético de Madrid in extending their winning start to the campaign to four games.

Following victories for the Liga champions and Atlético earlier in the day, Madrid drew with Villarreal CF – who also went into the game with a 100% record – 2-2 at El Madrigal.

Cani capped a vibrant start for the Yellow Submarine midway through the first half when he punished some uncertain defending from the visitors, who levelled when Bale slid in to convert Daniel Carvajal's cut-back. Cristiano Ronaldo fortuitously gave the Merengues a 64th-minute lead, only for Giovani dos Santos to swiftly equalise.

Barcelona seemed set for a routine home win against Sevilla FC when Neymar crossed for Lionel Messi to make it 2-0 with a quarter of an hour left. Ivan Rakitić gave the visitors hope, though, and when the unmarked Coke volleyed in a 90th-minute corner the Andalusian side thought they had completed an unlikely comeback. Substitute Alexis Sánchez had the last word.

Former Barça striker David Villa set Atlético on their way to a 4-2 home triumph against UD Almería with his second goal of the campaign.

Last updated: 04/12/13 3.26CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2013/14

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 23/10/2013 19:05 CET

14/09/2013

VillarrealVillarreal2-2Real MadridReal Madrid

Cani 21, Dos Santos 70

Bale 38, Ronaldo 64

Venue: Castellon

14/09/2013

BarcelonaBarcelona3-2SevillaSevilla

Daniel Alves 36, Messi 75, Alexis Sánchez 90+4

Rakitić 80, Coke 90

Venue: Barcelona

14/09/2013

LevanteLevante0-0Real SociedadReal Sociedad

Venue: Valencia

14/09/2013

AtléticoAtlético4-2AlmeríaAlmería

Villa 15, Diego Costa 37 (P), Tiago 64, Koke 67

Rodri 40, Vidal Parreu 90

Venue: Madrid

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