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Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane to start Gareth Bale in Champions League final?

Zidane gives Bale Champions League nod?
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Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane decides to hand Gareth Bale a start in the Champions League final against Liverpool in Kiev, according to a report in the press.

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane will reportedly turn to Welsh forward Gareth Bale for Saturday's Champions League final against Liverpool.

Madrid are aiming to win a record third straight Champions League crown in Kiev, but it has recently been unclear as to which two out of Bale, Karim Benzema and Isco will get the nod in a forward line alongside Cristiano Ronaldo.

Bale has been on the fringes of Zidane's squad for much of an injury-plagued season, although the Welshman finished the La Liga campaign strongly with a number of goals in the closing stages of the season.

According to Spanish outlet Marca, Bale will return in a front three alongside Ronaldo and Benzema, leaving Isco to settle for a place on the bench at the Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex.

Real are now bidding to claim their 13th Champions League title with victory over Jurgen Klopp's Reds.

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