Photos: Tottenham Hotspur downed by former hero Gareth Bale

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Tottenham Hotspur fell to a 2-0 defeat to Real Madrid.

With less than one week to go until the Premier League season starts, Spurs suffered a pre-season defeat at the hands of Real Madrid.

Playing in the Audi Cup, the Lilywhites faced up against two of their former stars, as Gareth Bale and Luka Modric started for Madrid.

And it was Bale who clinched the victory for Madrid in the second half.

After James Rodriguez scored with a powerful header in the opening 45 minutes, the Welshman netted the second goal of the game with a left-footed strike from outside the area.

Despite the loss, Spurs did have highlights to take out from the game.

Eric Dier looks to be developing into an impressive defensive midfielder, whilst 19-year-old Dele Alli put in a top class performance as he looks to stake a claim for a role in the first-team when the Premier League campaign starts this weekend.

Due to the loss, Spurs take on AC Milan in the third placed play-off of the Audi Cup today, looking to end the 2015/16 pre-season on a high, with Mauricio Pochettino taking his squad to Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon to get the domestic season underway against Manchester United.

We take a look at the best photos from Tottenham's 2-0 loss to Real Madrid.

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