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Gareth Bale

25-Year-Old Midfielder     Real Madrid  La Liga


Birthdate:  July 16, 1989    Birthplace:  Cardiff, United Kingdom    Nationality:  Wales    Height:  6' 0"    Weight:  163 lbs    

September 16, 2014    Gareth Bale News

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Bale scored in the 30th minute and then assisted on Cristiano Ronaldo's goal one minute later during Real Madrid's 5-1 Champions League victory over FC Basel on Tuesday.

Bale now has four goals in his last four games, though it should be noted that two came for Wales against Andorra in a Euro 2016 qualifier. He'll have a small break, as Madrid don't play again until Sept. 23 against Elche, when Bale will look to increase his league goal-total to two.

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September 1, 2014

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Bale scored in the 11th minute of Real Madrid's surprising 4-2 loss to Real Sociedad on Sunday.

Madrid took a 2-0 lead after Bale's goal, but gave it all back and then some in the second half. The goal was Bale's first of the season through two games, but he'll have to wait until after the international break to see if he can start a streak.

August 25, 2014

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Bale took two shots, with one on goal, during Real Madrid's 2-0 win over Cordoba on Monday.

Bale was fairly limited offensively in the match, but he remains an elite fantasy option with double-digit goal and assist potential, especially in a lethal Madrid attack that now features James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos, along with leftovers Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema.

May 25, 2014

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Bale scored in the 110th minute to put Real Madrid up 2-1 in their eventual 4-1 win over Atletico Madrid in the Champions League final Saturday.

After joining Real Madrid last summer in the biggest transfer in football history, Bale silenced the critics Saturday. He didn't have a great game, but he was big when it counted, helping Real to their 10th European Cup, and first since 2002. With Wales not in this summer's World Cup, Bale should have plenty of opportunities to rest this summer ahead of the 2014-15 La Liga season.

February 26, 2014

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Bale had two goals and an assist during Real Madrid's 6-1 thrashing of Schalke on Wednesday in the Champions League round of 16 first leg.

Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Karim Benzema all finished with two goals during Wednesday's rout. There was some talk before the match that Jese should start ahead of Bale, but the Welshman showed why he deserves a permanent spot in the starting XI with his dazzling performance.

February 23, 2014

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Bale scored a miraculous goal from long range in the 71st minute of Real Madrid's 3-0 win over Elche on Saturday.

With Cristiano Ronaldo and Luka Modric both suspended for the match, Bale took over and helped lead Real Madrid to the top of the La Liga table, thanks to a stunning loss by Barcelona on Saturday to Real Sociedad. Up next for Bale is a Champions League tie with Schalke on Wednesday.

February 9, 2014

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Bale, returning from a groin injury, had a goal and an assist during Saturday's 4-2 win over Villarreal.

With Cristiano Ronaldo suspended, Bale, Jese and Karim Benzema picked up the offense, combining for all four goals and two assists. Bale continues to be an excellent fantasy producer when he's healthy, scoring nine goals and assisting on eight others in only 15 Liga appearances.

February 2, 2014

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Bale will not play in Sunday's match at Athletic Bilbao, ESPN FC reports

Bale is expected to return for Wednesday's Copa del Rey seminal against Aletico Madrid on Wednesday. Manager Carlo Ancelotti described the injury as minor, but that Bale needs to work his way back to full fitness before he gets back on the pitch.