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Video: Gareth Bale Opens the Scoring for Real Madrid vs. Villarreal

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Life without the suspended Cristiano Ronaldo may not be so bad, after all. 

Real Madrid summer capture Gareth Bale opened the scoring against Villarreal with a nifty chip in the seventh minute. 

A bad mixup on Villarreal's back line gifted the Welshman with a one-on-one opportunity and didn't waste it with a perfectly-placed chip. 

 Bale's day got better from there, assisting Madrid's second goal with a cross to Karim Benzema. 

 

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