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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    

November 8, 2014    Gareth Bale News

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Bale (upper leg) scored in his first start in a month as Madrid cruised past Rayo Vallecano 5-1 on Saturday.

It was the perfect time to get Bale back in the lineup, as it looked like Los Blancos were out there just having a kickaround. Madrid will have a sharp eye on Bale's fitness during the international break, with Wales slated to take on Belgium next weekend in Euro 2016 Qualifying.

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Gareth Bale: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

November 5, 2014

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Real Madrid boss Carlos Ancelotti says Bale will start Saturday against Rayo Vallecano, Reuters reports.

Good news for Madrid, but when putting together your starting XI, consider that he most likely will not go all 90 in his first start since missing almost a month with a glute strain.

November 4, 2014

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Bale (glute) came on in the 62nd minute of Tuesday's 1-0 Champions League win over Liverpool.

Cannot be convinced that we are out of the woods yet with the Welshmen. His status for this weekend's match with Rayo could still be in a bit of doubt. Madrid have more than enough fire power to err on the side of caution with Bale and ease him back into the lineup.

November 4, 2014

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Bale (glute) is on the bench for Madrid's Champions League tilt with Liverpool on Tuesday.

Another step forward in Bale's road back to the pitch. It will be interesting to see if he makes an appearance in the second half, and more interesting to see if he gets back in the fold for this weekend's La Liga match against Rayo Vallecano.

November 2, 2014

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Bale (glute) practiced with the first team Sunday and may return for Tuesday's Champions League match against Liverpool.

Bale picked up the injury while on international duty and hasn't played since the last break. Isco has played in his place, but Bale is expected to return to his starting spot when he is fully fit.

October 21, 2014

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Bale will not play in Real Madrid's La Liga match against Barcelona on Saturday due to a glute strain, manager Carlo Ancelotti confirmed Tuesday.

Bale was already ruled out of Real Madrid's Champions League match at Liverpool on Wednesday, but there was a glimmer of hope that he would play in the Clasico. Isco is expected to replace him once again.

October 20, 2014

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Bale has been ruled out for Real Madrid's Champions League match against Liverpool on Wednesday due to a gluteal muscle injury, The Independent reports.

Bale was held out of last weekend's La Liga match against Levante after picking up the injury while on international duty. Isco replaced Bale against Levante and figures to be the top candidate to start in his place at Anfield.

October 19, 2014

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Bale was held out of Saturday's La Liga match against Levante due to a pulled glute and he could miss Wednesday's Champions League match against Liverpool, the club's official website reports.

Isco started in place of Bale on Saturday and registered a goal and an assist, showing that he can play alongside James Rodriguez, something many felt could be a problem this season. Manager Carlo Ancelotti made a point to say that he didn't want to risk Bale, which is certainly better news than potentially missing a number of matches. If he does not play at Anfield, his next opportunity will be Saturday's Clasico.