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Barcelona vs Sevilla and Villarreal vs Real Madrid: Gareth Bale Set to Make His Madrid Debut: Open Thread

gareth bale2 600x885 Barcelona vs Sevilla and Villarreal vs Real Madrid: Gareth Bale Set to Make His Madrid Debut: Open Thread

Gareth Bale will make his debut for Real Madrid today in the away game versus Villarreal at Estadio El Madrigal. For viewers in the United States, the broadcast begins at 3:55pm ET on beIN SPORT.

Bale is expected to make an appearance as a substitute on the right wing.

The earlier La Liga game features Barcelona against Sevilla, with a broadcast start time of 1:55pm ET, again on beIN SPORT.

Starting XI

Barcelona: Valdés; Alves, Piqué, Mascherano, Jordi Alba; Busquets, Xavi, Iniesta; Tello, Neymar, Messi.

Subs: Pinto, Alexis, Dos Santos, Montoya, Song, Fabregas, Adriano

Sevilla:
Beto, Coke, Cala, Navarro, Alberto, Cristoforo, Mbia, Rakitic, Jairo, Vitolo y Gameiro.

Subs: Varas, Bacca, Marin, Trochowski, Iborra, Rabello, Figueiras

Before, during or after today’s matches, post your questions, comments or observations in the comments section below with fellow fans who are watching the games.

About Christopher Harris

Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013. View all posts by Christopher Harris →
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2 Responses to Barcelona vs Sevilla and Villarreal vs Real Madrid: Gareth Bale Set to Make His Madrid Debut: Open Thread

  1. Christopher Harris says:

    So much for Gareth Bale being not fit enough to play for Wales mid-week. He looked on top form today until he twisted his knee.

  2. Ivan says:

    I like Barca but they had no business winning this game; shocking defending and disallowed goal for Sevilla for god knows what.

    Real Madrid: unimpressive so far; Villareal just tied the game at 2…Bale scored a nice goal, right time right place…20 mins left…good games in both the Primera and the Premier League today.

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