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Ronaldo 'welcomes' Bale to Real Madrid with mistimed tackle

Training got a little feisty this morning.

REAL MADRID COACH Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed that Gareth Bale will make his long awaited debut for the club against Villarreal on Saturday night.

There had been some doubt as to whether the Welshman would feature having only played half an hour of competitive football so far this season in his country’s 3-0 defeat to Serbia on Tuesday.

However, Ancelotti insisted he will get some playing time in the clash between two of the four sides still with a 100 percent record in the league this season.

And the Italian also ended speculation about where Bale will fit into the Real side by saying he sees him playing from the right side of the attack.

“Bale arrived without doing a normal pre-season, but his physical condition isn’t bad. He will travel with the team and he will play,” Ancelotti told a press conference on Friday.

I need to decide if it is from the start or in the second half. He doesn’t have any problem with injuries, he is excited and is very motivated.

“He will almost certainly play on the right.”

© AFP, 2013

And check out Ronaldo’s tackle on Bale in training this morning:

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