Monday 22 January 2018

Video: Gareth Bale scores against former employers as Madrid defeat Spurs

Real Madrid 2 Tottenham Hotspur 0

Gareth Bale celebrates after scoring the second goal for Real Madrid
Gareth Bale celebrates after scoring the second goal for Real Madrid

Gareth Bale was on target against former club Tottenham as Real Madrid recorded a 2-0 win in the Audi Cup in Munich.

Bale, who left Spurs in an £85.3million world-record deal two years ago, struck Real's second after James Rodriguez headed them in front.

Mauricio Pochettino's men were warming up for Saturday's Premier League opener at Manchester United, but offered little against Real.

Spurs, playing in their purple change strip, had the first chance when Kyle Walker teed up Erik Lamela, only for the Argentinian to miscue his shot.

Jese next smashed a volley off Michel Vorm's post before the Real forward was denied by the Spurs goalkeeper.

Delle Alli nutmegged former Spurs midfielder Luka Modric midway through the first half before Rodriguez headed Real in front.

The Colombian found space between Danny Rose and Eric Dier to convert Isco's cross.

Sergio Ramos was booked for a rash challenge on Christian Eriksen before Bale doubled Real's lead in the second half after Nabil Bentaleb gave the ball away.

The Wales forward darted towards the Spurs box and his 25-yard dipping strike beat Vorm.

Tottenham were unable to respond and will face the loser of AC Milan v Bayern Munich on Wednesday, while Real will face the winner.

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