Real Madrid did not show any signs of missing the missing Ronaldo against Villareal. They won 4 – 2.
Bale scored the first goal – a clever chipped shot over the goalie’s head.
He also made the assist for the second goal taking his tally to 11 for the season with nine assists. There are only two players in La Liga who have have scored and assisted more than eight goals – Bale and former Arsenal forward Carlos Vela.