MX23RW : Sunday, September 19 20:09:41| >> :120:9820:9820:
May 19, 2018 at 5.30pm UK at Estadio de Gran Canaria (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria)
Attendance: 6,362
Las PalmasLas Palmas
Calleri (14' pen.)
FT(HT: 1-2)
Stuani (5', 42')

Real Madrid confirm fresh Gareth Bale injury problem

Madrid confirm fresh Gareth Bale injury
© SilverHub
Gareth Bale will play no part in Real Madrid's meeting with Athletic Bilbao at San Mames after suffering a minor injury in the midweek draw against Fuenlabrada.

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has confirmed that he will once again be without forward Gareth Bale for Saturday evening's trip to face Athletic Bilbao.

The 28-year-old returned from a two-month layoff in the midweek Copa del Rey clash against third-tier side Fuenlabrada, playing a part in both of his side's goals in the 2-2 draw.

Wales international Bale has been left out of the squad to take on Athletic at San Mames this weekend, however, with what Zidane describes as a minor injury recurrence picked up in midweek.

"It is nothing serious, it is just a niggle and, as always, we don't want to take any risks," he told reporters. "Gareth's problem is that he is a very strong, very powerful player and he needs to feel right to play.

"As in many previous occasions, it is the calf. It is a tough time for him right now, but we will come through it and all the people around Gareth have to show him a lot of affection until he is better.

"We can't forget he is an important player for us and when he is fit, he is phenomenal. We need to be patient."

Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema are expected to retain their places in a two-man attack, aiming to improve on their combined tally of four league goals so far this season.

ID:313141: cacheID:313141:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:restore:2424:
Restore Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Harry Kane and Cristiano Ronaldo greet each other on October 17, 2017
Read Next:
Harry Kane 'keen for Real Madrid move'

rhs 2.0
Todays Game Header Right
Premier League
Scottish Premiership
La Liga
Serie A
Ligue 1
Primeira Liga
Turkish Super Lig
Belgian Pro League
Greek Superleague
Russian Premier League
Ukrainian Premier League
Norwegian Eliteserien
Swedish Allsvenskan
Danish Superliga
Finnish Veikkausliiga
Belarusian Premier League
Segunda Division
Serie B
Major League Soccer
Copa Diego Maradona
Uruguayan Primera Division
Liga MX
Premier League 2 - Div 1
Premier League 2 - Div 2
1Atletico MadridAtletico532074311
2Real Madrid4310136710
4Real Sociedad531164210
5Athletic Bilbao52304139
9Rayo Vallecano52128537
11Real Betis51316606
18Celta Vigo5014410-61

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!