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Bale eager to make Real debut

13 September 2013 09:46

Gareth Bale is hopeful of making his Real Madrid debut against Villarreal on Saturday, despite admitting that he is still short of fitness.

The 24-year-old became the most expensive player in the world earlier this month, after Real paid a reported €100million to sign him from Tottenham.

The Welshman has featured in just one competitive match so far this season – as a substitute for his country in their 3-0 loss to Serbia on Tuesday – as he continues to battle a foot injury.

And while he knows that he is not at the same level of fitness as some of his new team-mates, he insists that he is ready to feature at El Madrigal on Saturday.

Bale said: "I feel good. I have been training in the last week with Wales.

"I have had two good sessions today and I got half an hour (of playing time) with Wales on Tuesday.

"Obviously I am a bit behind everyone else physically, but I am hopeful I can catch up as soon as possible.

"I think you will have to wait until the match to see whether I am picked or not. Hopefully I can get my fitness up straight away and hopefully get a place in the team."

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Competition
Primera División
Date
14 September 2013
Game week
4
Kick-off
22:00
Half-time
1 - 1
Full-time
2 - 2
Venue
Camp El Madrigal (Villarreal)
Attendance
23852

Goals

Cani 21'  
1 - 0
1 - 1
39' G. Bale
 (assist by Daniel Carvajal)
1 - 2
2 - 2

Lineups

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
8
4 78'
11
7
20
25
29
# Player Bookings
6
22
21 77'
1
16
20
38

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Primera División table

# Team MP D P
1 28 +63 68
2 28 +52 64
3 28 +30 60
4 28 +30 59
5 28 +18 55
6 28 +17 49
7 28 +0 44
8 28 -6 39
9 28 -4 36
10 28 -2 35
11 28 -17 35
12 28 -5 34
13 28 -15 29
14 28 -12 28
15 28 -29 27
16 28 -21 26
17 28 -19 25
18 28 -29 25
19 28 -25 23
20 28 -26 18

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