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Al Jazira 1-2 Real Madrid: Gareth Bale earns Club World Cup final place

Real Madrid avoided humiliation against Al Jazira as Gareth Bale’s late winner earned them a 2-1 victory and a place in the final of the FIFA Club World Cup. Despite Real dominating the match at the Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi, it was the team from the United Arab Emirates who took a shock 41st-minute lead through Romarinho. And Al Jazira looked to have gone two ahead early in the second half but it was chalked off for offside after a video referral. Cristiano Ronaldo equalised shortly afterwards…

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Gareth Bale injury record: Welsh star has missed 40 of last 60 Real Madrid games

Sunday, November 12, 2017 Gareth Bale’s injury nightmare at Real Madrid shows no signs of ending. The Welsh star has picked up 11 separate injuries during his time in the Spanish capital and suffered a setback in his latest rehabilitation programme, suffering a hamstring tear. Bale has picked up three Champions League titles in four seasons with Los Blancos but has struggled to maintain his fitness. With this in mind, talkSPORT has taken a look at Bale’s injury record in Madrid and the length of time on the side-lines the…

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Real Madrid star Gareth Bale suffers injury setback

A calf injury had ruled the Wales forward out since late September Friday, November 10, 2017 Gareth Bale has suffered a further injury setback in his bid to return to action with Real Madrid. A calf injury had ruled the Wales forward out since late September and, after feeling some discomfort in his left leg during training on Thursday, Bale could be set for a further month on the sidelines. A statement published on realmadrid.com said the 28-year-old had been diagnosed with a fibrillar rupture to the adductor of his…

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Wales football news: Gareth Bale returns to Real Madrid training but will miss friendlies against France and Panama

Gareth Bale will miss Wales’ upcoming friendlies against France and Panama Saturday, November 4, 2017 Wales will be without star man Gareth Bale for their upcoming friendlies against France and Panama, with Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane insisting the winger is not yet ready to return to action. Bale has been sidelined since September 26 with a calf problem, ruling him out of Wales’ last three games as they missed out on a place in the World Cup finals, but he has returned to Real training in the last couple…

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Real Madrid news: “We will see the great from Gareth Bale again,” claims president Florentino Perez

Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has insisted the club will not ‘forget’ Gareth Bale and insists the player will be ‘great’ again. Welsh superstar Bale has had tremendous success at the Bernabeu since joining in 2013 from Tottenham for a then world-record £86million. Unfortunately for the winger, injuries have also taken their toll across the last two seasons, limiting his appearances while the likes of Isco and Marco Asensio showcase their talents. But, in an interview with El Espanol, Perez was…

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Georgia 0-1 Wales: Tom Lawrence strike seals crucial qualifying victory for Chris Coleman's side in absence of Gareth Bale

Tom Lawrence was the hero as Wales boosted their World Cup qualification prospects with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Georgia in Tbilisi. Lawrence’s first Wales goal came four minutes into the second half when his 25-yard shot flew past Giorgi Loria in the Georgia goal. It was the first time that Wales had managed a victory in 11 games when their star man Gareth Bale had been absent, the Real Madrid forward missing out with a calf strain. Wales started the penultimate round of fixtures in second spot, four points…

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