Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti was pleased with Gareth Bale's scoring debut against Villarreal. Former Tottenham star Bale struck in the 2-2 result.

"I think he's happy to score his first goal for Real Madrid. He played in a difficult match and he played well, showing his good attitude. It was a hard match for everyone," said Ancelotti.

Regarding his and Asier Illarramendi's debuts, Ancelotti said: "They played well. Their performances were good. I didn't play them for the full 90 minutes because in the first match it isn't a good idea, so after an hour I took them off."

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