Bale catches up with two Blancos legends following his full-of-events performance vs Villarreal

Gareth Bale highlighted Sunday’s away clash vs Villarreal with his stunning double-strike but got sent-off closer to the final whistle. What links him with Ronaldo Nazario AND Cristiano Ronaldo in this regard?

As per TalkSPORT, the 30-year-old has now scored as many goals as the Brazilian Ronaldo during his times at Real Madrid. However, Ronaldo managed to score his 83 goals in 31 games less than Bale.

Besides, the Welshman has become the second Real Madrid player since Cristiano Ronaldo to score a brace and then being shown a red card. The Portuguese produced the same scenario back in January 2010 against Malaga. Still, that game finished in a better result for the Blancos as Ronaldo’s double actually won the game.