Football: Bale home bow ends in derby defeat
MADRID (AFP) - Gareth Bale's long-awaited Real Madrid home debut ended in disappointment as Atletico Madrid beat Los Blancos 1-0 to register their first league victory over Real for 14 years on Saturday.
Bale started on the bench and had to watch on as Koke played in Diego Costa to slot Atletico into an 11th minute lead.
The Welshman was then called upon by Carlo Ancelotti at half-time to turn things in Real's favour, but he wasn't able to impact the game greatly as Atletico maintained their 100 percent start to the campaign.
They have 21 points from seven games and are second on goal difference behind Barcelona who also have seven wins from seven after clinching a 2-0 win at Almeria.