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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