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Gareth Bale’s 1st Real Madrid goal was very similar to David Beckham’s Los Blancos La Liga opener
Gareth Bale emulated previous British wingers at Real Madrid in Laurie Cunningham and David Beckham by scoring on his debut for Real Madrid at Villarreal on Saturday evening.
Whilst Beckham scored in pre-season and then against Mallorca in the Spanish Super Cup, Goldenballs’ claimed the opener in the La Liga match against Real Betis on August 30, 2003.
And there were serious similarities between Bale’s first La Liga goal and the one scored by Beckham v Betis.
Both were set up by a fellow Galactico named Ronaldo, With Bale and Beckham coming in at the back post for the finish.
Compare both Bale and Beckham debut La Liga goals on the videos below.
- Updated: September 14, 2013