Real Madrid couldn’t reproduce their win from Week 1 here, but still came away with a point that sees them stay in the top three.
Gareth Bale played the full 90 minutes of this clash for Real with James, Isco and Benzema the ones subbed off by Zidane. Benzema opened the scoring in the 82nd minute, only for Valladolid to find an equaliser two minutes from time from Sergi Guardiola (no relation to Pep!)
Here are Marca’s player ratings for the game for all Madrid players, including Bale.
Fresh off a fine performance in Real’s season opener against Celta, Gareth Bale has now been named by Ryan Giggs in the Welsh squad for their international games against Azerbaijan and Belarus next month.
Wales are in fourth in Group E, having picked up only 3 points from their first 3 games. Azerbaijan are last in the same group, which also consists of Hungary, Slovakia and Croatia.
Gareth Bale assisted Karim Benzema for Real Madrid’s first league goal of the new season as Zidane’s men started their campaign with a 3-1 away win at Celta.
Bale started the game and played 75 minutes before being replaced by Isco. Real played much of the second half with ten men following the dismissal of Luka Modric, but Celta coudn’t make their numerical advantage count (their only goal came in the 91st minute).
Gareth Bale again showed his capabilities with a goal that spearheaded their comeback against Arsenal in a pre-season friendly.
The papers were full of praise for Bale, with Diario AS saying “Bale doesn’t give up” and Marca saying “Bale had one bullet left”