Real Madrid become the first team to win back to back Club World Cup titles after beating Gremio 1-0 in the final at Abu Dhabi. Cristiano Ronaldo scored for the winner for Real, with 41,094 fans in attendance for the final clash.
Gareth Bale, scorer of the winner that saw Real edge Al Jazira in the semifinals, came off the bench in the 79th minute as a substitute for Karim Benzema. Lucas coming on for Isco was the other sub employed by Real manager Zinedine Zidane, who adds another trophy to his burgeoning cabinet. Continue reading
Gareth Bale scored the winner for Real Madrid as they beat Al Jazira in their Club World Cup semifinal at the Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi. The home side lead 1-0 thanks to Romarinho’s 41st minute effort, but second half strikes from Cristiano Ronaldo (53) and Bale (81) sealed Real’s spot in the final.
Check out Marcelo’s beautiful pass in the leadup to the goal- a classy one from one of the world’s best left backs Continue reading
A mouth watering tie awaits football enthusiasts, with Real Madrid drawn against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League Round of 16. Real finished second behind Tottenham Hotspur in their group, while PSG sailed through theirs, and even an MD6 loss at the hands of Bayern did not prevent the Parisians from topping their group ahead of the Bavarian giants.
The other two Spanish sides left in the Round of 16- Sevilla and Barcelona, have both drawn English opposition, with the duo set to face Manchester United and Chelsea respectively. Continue reading
Real Madrid have been drawn against Numancia in the Round of 16 of the Spanish Kings Cup. Los Blancos will face the Spanish second division team after beating Fuenbralada 4-2 on aggregate in the previous round. The second leg of the Cup tie against Fuenbralada was the one in which Gareth Bale made his return for Real, creating both goals for the home side. Numancia beat Malaga 3-2 on aggregate in the Round of 32.
The first leg will be played at Estadio Los Pajaritos, with the second at the Bernabeu.
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Gareth Bale has long been linked with a high-profile switch to Manchester United, even before his current club Real Madrid previously made him the world’s most expensive footballer back in 2013.
The now 28-year- old was lured to the Bernabeu four years ago with a lucrative deal as he was made the then dearest footballer ever, costing the Spanish giants around €100 million to gain his attacking services. He made an instant impact, incredibly going on to both the Copa del Rey and UEFA Champions League in his maiden season there.
Bale has gone on to clinch an impressive ten major honours with the Galacticos since his record-breaking arrival, including a trio of European Cup successes and a single La Liga victory in 2017. Added to this are wins in the domestic Spanish Super Cup as well as continental honours such as the FIFA Club World Cup and UEFA Super Cup. Continue reading
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