Europa League: Gareth Bale defeats Los Tottenham Hotspur 3-0

Gareth Bale made his debut for Tottenham Hotspur for the first time in seven years, beating Austria’s Lask 3-0 in the first leg of the Europa League group stage on Thursday.

Lucas Maura opened the scoring 18 minutes later and Andrews Andrade converted Balin’s square pass into his own net nine minutes later for a two-goal half-time lead.

Substitute Son Hyung-ni started third in the 84th minute as Spurs successfully started their Group J campaign.

Manager Jose Mourinho rested for several disciplines, but opener Carlos Vinicius triggered a head chance from close range within the opening 10 minutes.

But the club’s new Brazilian signing from Benfica quickly made up for it by collecting a long pass from captain Ben Davis’ long pass.

A run from Sergio Regulon led to a second run, with Bale trying to find Vinicius with a pass from the right side of the attack, and panicked Andrade turned into his own net.

Bale, who returned to Spurs on loan from Real Madrid, left an hour later, still looking down on match fitness, and instead the in-form zone, boosted the home team’s energy.

Son, fellow substitute Dele Alli and Lucas all had good chances to add to the goal tally before South Korea claimed a third claim.


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