Gareth Bale

Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale ‘has no interest in Premier League return’

Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale reportedly has no interest in returning to the Premier League during the summer transfer window. Manchester United and Chelsea have reportedly been dealt a blow regarding the potential signing of Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale. The Wales international has found himself in and out of the starting lineup at Real for a number of seasons, and it has recently been suggested that the Spanish giants are prepared to sell the former Tottenham Hotspur man. However, according to AS, the 29-year-old has little interest in leaving Real for a return to the Premier League in the summer window. The report claims that Bale is settled at the Bernabeu and with life in Spain, and that there is currently no desire to look for a new challenge despite an indifferent campaign at t...

Gareth Bale ‘facing 12-match suspension’

Real Madrid attacker Gareth Bale faces a 12-match ban for a gesture that he made during his team’s 3-1 win over Atletico Madrid last weekend. Real Madrid attacker Gareth Bale could be banned for 12 matches for a gesture that he made during his team’s 3-1 win over Atletico Madrid in La Liga last weekend. Bale registered his 100th goal for Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano, coming off the bench to score in the 74th minute. The Welshman celebrated by making a gesture which involved him raising a bent arm and hitting it with his other hand, which is deemed to be offensive in Spain. A statement from La Liga has revealed that the Spanish Football Federation has been approached, which could lead to a long suspension for the former Tottenham Hotspur left-back. “In the celebration...

How Real Madrid could line up against Ajax

Sports Mole takes a look at how Real Madrid could line up in Wednesday’s Champions League clash with Ajax. Real Madrid will travel to Amsterdam on Wednesday night for the first leg of their last-16 Champions League tie against Ajax. Los Blancos have had their problems this season, but Santiago Solari‘s side will enter this week’s match off the back of a fine run of form and will be confident of taking an advantage into the second leg at the Bernabeu. Madrid’s 3-1 victory over Atletico Madrid on Saturday moved the European champions into second position in La Liga and they are now just six points off leaders Barcelona. The Spanish giants have won the last three editions of the Champions League, meanwhile, and have been victorious in their last nine two-legged knockou...

Preview: Ajax vs. Real Madrid – prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole brings you the team news, predicted lineups and a full preview of Real Madrid’s trip to Ajax in the Champions League. Dutch giants Ajax will welcome European champions Real Madrid to Amsterdam on Wednesday night for the first leg of their last-16 Champions League tie. Madrid have had their problems this season, but Santiago Solari‘s side will enter this week’s match off the back of a fine run of form and will be confident of taking an advantage into the second leg at the Bernabeu. Ajax © Reuters Ajax are present in the round of 16 for the first time since the 2005-06 campaign, but have never won at this stage of the Champions League. Meanwhile, the Dutch giants have lost their last six games against Madrid, conceding 20 times and scoring just twice, which is a...

5 talking points ahead of this week’s Champions League action

The Champions League returns this week with Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur in last-16 action. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s revived Reds take on Paris St Germain at Old Trafford, while Borussia Dortmund and their in-form England winger Jadon Sancho head to Wembley. Here, Press Association Sport takes a look at some of the main talking points surrounding this week’s games. Solskjaer’s big test Roll on Tuesday. #MUFC #UCL pic.twitter.com/RpqUYpJ5S8 — Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 10, 2019 When United were paired with PSG during the final days of Jose Mourinho’s reign this tie was seen as nothing more than a formality for the French champions. How times have changed. United have since won 10 and drawn one of their 11 games under interim manager Ole Gunnar Sols...

Behind-the-scenes footage of Real Madrid’s trip to city rivals Atletico

Gareth Bale scored his 100th Real Madrid goal to wrap up the points in the derby game. Real Madrid boosted their LaLiga title hopes with a 3-1 victory over rivals Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday. Gareth Bale scored his 100th Real Madrid goal to wrap up the points after Casemiro and Sergio Ramos had netted for Real, while Antoine Griezmann got Atletico’s only goal. Watch as Real prepare for the derby clash.

Result: Gareth Bale nets milestone goal as Real Madrid beat Atletico Madrid

Gareth Bale nets his 100th goal in a Real Madrid shirt as Santiago Solari’s side register a 3-1 win over Atletico Madrid in Saturday’s derby clash at Wanda Metropolitano. Real Madrid have moved into second place in the La Liga standings with a 3-1 victory over city rivals Atletico Madrid in Saturday’s derby clash at Wanda Metropolitano. Antoine Griezmann cancelled out Casemiro‘s overhead kick, but a penalty from Sergio Ramos and Gareth Bale‘s 100th goal in a Real Madrid shirt earned the visitors a big win over their neighbours. Real move one point ahead of Atletico in the table, with leaders Barcelona still possessing a five-point advantage with a game in hand. Griezmann set the tone for a lively opening 45 minutes with a shot from inside the area which cleare...

Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale’s record vs. Atletico Madrid

Ahead of Saturday’s derby between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid, Sports Mole looks at Gareth Bale’s past record against Los Rojiblancos. The big games keep on coming for Real Madrid, who take on Atletico Madrid in a local derby on Saturday just three days after drawing with Barcelona in the Copa del Rey. Los Blancos have the slight advantage over their Clasico rivals in that semi-final tie, but they are playing catch-up to both Barca and Atletico in the La Liga table. Real have shown signs of getting back to their best after a tumultuous season, though, and victory at the Wanda Metropolitano this weekend would see them leapfrog their city rivals into second place. Gareth Bale will hope to be involved in the derby, and here Sports Mole looks at how the Welshman has fared again...

Result: Madrid hold Barcelona at Camp Nou

Barcelona and Real Madrid play out a 1-1 draw at Camp Nou in the first leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final tie. Malcom struck shortly before the hour mark to cancel out Lucas Vazquez‘s early goal and earn Barcelona a 1-1 draw in Wednesday evening’s Copa del Rey semi-final first leg at Camp Nou. Los Blancos enjoyed the better of things in the first half and took a lead into the break thanks to Vazquez’s close-range finish early on, assisted by in-form striker Karim Benzema. Barca, minus star man Lionel Messi for the opening hour, struggled to get going for large parts of the match but they managed to find a way through thanks to Malcom’s goal, leaving the tie wide open ahead of the return match in three weeks’ time. © Reuters A little over three months on from...

Combined XI: Barcelona vs. Real Madrid

Sports Mole selects a combined XI ahead of Barcelona’s Copa del Rey clash with Real Madrid, using only players available for Wednesday’s clash. Barcelona will welcome Real Madrid to Camp Nou on Wednesday night for the first leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final. Barca have won the competition in each of the last four years and have been present in all but one of the last eight finals. The Spanish champions will enter the match off the back of a 2-2 draw with Valencia in the league on Saturday, while Madrid continued their impressive run of form with a 3-0 home success over Alaves. Both teams have some injury concerns heading into the match, but some of the world’s biggest stars will be on display at Camp Nou. Here, Sports Mole has selected the best team from both squads, u...

Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale’s record vs. Barcelona

Sports Mole looks at Real Madrid ace Gareth Bale’s goalscoring record against Barcelona ahead of Wednesday’s cup tie at Camp Nou. Real Madrid take on Barcelona in the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey, hoping for a repeat of the last time these sides met in the competition. Los Blancos beat their bitter rivals 2-1 in the final at the Mestalla five years ago, but Barca have lifted the trophy every season since and are on course to do so again. Gareth Bale was the hero of the hour in that memorable encounter in the 2013-14 season, scoring a world-class goal five minutes from time to earn his side victory. The Welshman has struggled for form and fitness this term, but Santiago Solari may well start him in this huge match at Camp Nou. Ahead of Wednesday’s clash in Catalonia, Sp...

Solari happy to take it easy with Bale

Real Madrid boss Santiago Solari is happy to ease Gareth Bale back into action after he made his first start since suffering a calf injury. The Wales international played 63 minutes of Real’s 3-0 LaLiga victory over Alaves on Sunday evening following two appearances as a substitute. Bale struggled to impose himself on the game but Solari was content with his contribution as he carefully managed his return. Gareth Bale, left, heads at goal against Alaves (Andrea Comas/AP) He told LaLigatv: “Gareth is coming through a process of being out for while. He’s been playing half an hour here, half an hour there and now an hour today. “He’s just looking for the rhythm that he needs.” Bale left the pitch with Madrid leading by Karim Benzema’s 30th-minute strike and with Alaves threatening to get them...

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