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Bale scores twice for Real Madrid in Celta Vigo draw

These were Gareth Bale's first goals in La Liga since he scored in Real Madrid's 3-1 win over Real Sociedad on 17 September (Image credit: AFP)

Wales forward Gareth Bale scored twice in his first La Liga start since 20 September as Real Madrid were held to a draw at Celta Vigo. Celta went ahead when ex-Liverpool striker Iago Aspas set up Daniel Wass, who lobbed goalkeeper Keylor Navas. Bale, who has had a calf injury this season, netted twice in three minutes after passes from ...

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Copa del Rey: Bale helps Real Madrid to progress

Gareth Bale came to Real's rescue on his return from injury (Image credit: Getty Images)

Gareth Bale created two goals on his return from injury as Real Madrid avoided an embarrassing defeat by third-tier club Fuenlebrada in the Copa del Rey. The Wales forward, 28, came off the bench after two months out with calf and thigh problems to create two goals for Borja Mayoral in the 2-2 second-leg tie. Real manager Zinedine Zidane’s second-string ...

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Gareth Bale: Real Madrid exit talk ridiculous, says agent Jonathan Barnett

Gareth Bale's Real Madrid faced Manchester United in a pre-season friendly in California this month (Image credit: Getty Images)

Speculation linking Gareth Bale with a move away from Real Madrid is “ridiculous” and “stupid”, according to the Wales forward’s agent. Real manager Zinedine Zidane has said he cannot guarantee Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema will stay at the Bernabeu this summer. That has prompted reports Manchester United could rekindle their long-standing interest in the 28-year-old. “It’s a ridiculous, stupid story,” agent Jonathan ...

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Bale out of Real Madrid v Bayern Munich return leg

Gareth Bale has made 30 appearances for club and country this season, scoring 13 goals (Image credit: Getty Images)

Real Madrid will be without Gareth Bale but Bayern Munich welcome back Robert Lewandowski for Tuesday’s Champions League quarter-final second leg at the Bernabeu. Wales forward Bale is out because of an ankle problem he picked up in Real’s 2-1 win in the first leg last week. Lewandowski, who has scored 38 goals in 40 games for Bayern this season, ...

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Real Madrid 2-0 Espanyol: Gareth Bale scores on return from injury

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Gareth Bale made a goalscoring return from an ankle injury as he scored Real Madrid’s second in a comfortable 2-0 win over Espanyol on Saturday. Los Periquitos had not won at the Bernabeu since 1996, but looked organised in the early stages of the game, though they went behind when Alvaro Morata headed Isco’s cross past David Lopez in the ...

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Ballon d’Or: Riyad Mahrez, Paul Pogba, Jamie Vardy and Hugo Lloris on shortlist


Riyad Mahrez, Jamie Vardy, Paul Pogba, Dimitri Payet and Hugo Lloris have been named on the 30-man shortlist for the 2016 Ballon d’Or. France Football have announced all the players in contention for the prize, awarded last year to Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, who is again among the nominees along with Neymar, Luis Suarez, Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo. Also representing the Premier League ...

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Wales beat Slovakia to cap dream EURO debut


Substitute Hal Robson-Kanu applied the finishing touch after an Aaron Ramsey assist to give Wales victory against Slovakia on their UEFA EURO finals debut on Saturday. Wales had been grateful to Ben Davies for his crucial early goalline clearance after Marek Hamšík’s superb solo run. And not long afterwards Jonathan Williams, preferred up front to Robson-Kanu, was fouled on the edge ...

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Wales not a one-man team, says Gareth Bale


Gareth Bale has dismissed the notion Wales are a one-man team as he prepares to spearhead their Euro 2016 campaign. Wales face Slovakia on Saturday in what will be their first match at a major tournament since the 1958 World Cup. Although Bale scored seven of Wales’ 11 goals in qualifying for Euro 2016, the Real Madrid forward does not ...

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Gareth Bale: Anything is possible

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Gareth Bale not only believes Real Madrid can go to Barcelona and win the season’s final Clasico but a late title challenge is possible too. Madrid lost the first Clasico of the season 4-0 at Santiago Bernabeu and go into Saturday’s fixture 10 points adrift of La Liga leaders Barca. “I believe that anything is possible in football,” Bale told ...

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No date set for Bale return?

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Real Madrid are reportedly refusing to put a date on Gareth Bale’s return from a calf injury after the winger was wrongly advised on his recovery. According to Marca, the problems relate to Welshman’s initial diagnosis of his calf injury, which he sustained during Los Blancos’ 5-1 victory over Sporting Gijon on January 17. It is understood Bale was put ...

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