Tag: Gareth Bale

Bale scores as Real Madrid begins season with a win

Bale scores as Real Madrid begins season with a win

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Gareth Bale scored one and assisted another as Real Madrid began their La Liga title defence with an easy victory at Deportivo La Coruna, although Sergio Ramos was sent off in injury time. With Cristiano Ronaldo suspended,Bale tapped in from Karim Benzema's scuffed shot to put Madrid ahead. Casemiro ended a move with 44 passes by converting Marcelo's cross, before Toni Kroos smashed in from Bale's pass. Keylor Navas then saved Florin Andone's penalty, before Ramos was dismissed. The Madrid defender picked up his second yellow card for a high elbow in an aerial challenge, having received his first for shoving Fabian Schar's face. Ramos has now been sent off 23 times in his Madrid career Depor centre-back Schar had pushed his head close to Ramos' in an angry confrontati...
Woodburn of Liverpool receives Wales call up

Woodburn of Liverpool receives Wales call up

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Teenager Ben Woodburn has received a first call up to Wales' squad for their World Cup qualifier against the Republic of Ireland on 24 March. The 17-year-old has made seven appearances for Liverpool this season and became their youngest scorer. Woodburn, the Nottingham-born forward qualifies for Wales through his maternal grandfather and has already played at under-16, under-18 and under-19 level. Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey are also included after returning from injury. Manager Chris Coleman's side are third in Group D, four points behind Martin O'Neill's Republic of Ireland, who are top. Source: BBC Sports
Gareth Bale of Real Madrid ruled out till 2017

Gareth Bale of Real Madrid ruled out till 2017

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Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale will miss next week's El Clasico against Barcelona after being ruled out up to three months with an ankle injury. Bale sustained the injury during Madrid's 2-1 win over Sporting Lisbon in the Champions League on Tuesday night. Scans have shown that Bale has damaged the peritoneal tendon in his right ankle and will be out for two to three months. The European champions confirmed the winger will undergo an operation next Tuesday at the King Edward VII Hospital in London. "The Real Madrid Sanitas Medical Services have decided that Gareth Bale will undergo an operation following the traumatic dislocation of the peroneal tendons of his right ankle," read a statement released by Real Madrid on Thursday. Most importantly, however, the Wales forwa...
Bale remains a doubt for El Clasico

Bale remains a doubt for El Clasico

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Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale faces a wait to see if he will be fit for El Clasico against Barcelona. The Wales star, 27, hobbled out of Tuesday's 2-1 Champions League win at Sporting Lisbon with an ankle injury. "He suffered more of a twist than a knock, but we will have to wait and see what the problem is," said Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane. La Liga leaders Real, who have a four-point advantage over Barca, go to the Nou Camp on Saturday, 3 December. Zidane added: "On Wednesday, he will be examined by our medical staff and after that, we will find out more." The Champions League holders booked their place in the last 16 by beating Portuguese side Sporting with a late goal. France defender Raphael Varane put them ahead, but Adrien Silva's 81st-minute penalty appeared to...