Gareth Bale was an unused substitute as Real Madrid registered a 2-1 win over struggling Deportivo Alaves over the weekend. Bale was benched along with former Spurs team-mate Luka Modric, and neither saw action in this game as Dani Ceballos’ first half double gave Madrid victory over Alaves, who are now the only league team without a point following Malaga’s 3-3 home draw against Athletic Bilbao.
Alaves hadn’t even scored in the league prior to the Real game, but managed to break that duck through Manu Garcia’s 40th minute effort, assisted by Munir Continue reading
Real Madrid have been enduring a shockingly poor season so far under the guidance of club legend Zinedine Zidane, despite coming into the campaign on the back of two successive Champions League victories.
The Spanish giants had high hopes of further success in both La Liga and Europe’s elite club competition throughout the term, but their early-season woes have dealt a blow to those aspirations under their French manager. Continue reading
A calf strain injury has ruled Gareth Bale out of Wales’ crunch WC qualifiers against Georgia and the Republic of Ireland. The forward did not play in Real’s game against Espanyol and it was hoped that he would be be fit, but he is not at 100%, with Barnsley forward Tom Bradshaw called to replace Bale in the national squad.
Wales are second in the group behind Serbia, with two games to play. They’re looking to qualify for their first World Cup since 1958.
Since 2013, Wales have played six games without Bale and have not won a game, drawing three and losing three in his absence.
Gareth Bale scored a superb volley goal as Real Madrid emerged 3-1 winners at the Westfalenstadion in their Champions League clash against Borussia Dortmund. Bale’s goal against Dortmund was Real’s first of the game, and came in the 18th minute.
Superb technique and finish- almost made it look too easy, if one could say. Cristiano Ronaldo scored the other goals for Real in this fixture, with Pierre Emerick Aubameyang scoring BVB’s solitary one after the interval Continue reading