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Gareth Bale

25-Year-Old Midfielder     Real Madrid  La Liga


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

March 28, 2015    Gareth Bale News

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Bale scored two and made an assist Saturday as Wales recorded an outstanding 3-0 win over Israel in European Championship Qualifying Group B.

Bale's form for Real Madrid has been questioned in recent weeks but there's no stopping the forward when he puts on a Wales jersey. Bale's assisted Aaron Ramsey with a header before scoring a superb free-kick to double the lead. He then struck a second to send Wales top of the group.

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March 23, 2015

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Bale had a good goal disallowed as Real Madrid fell to a 2-1 defeat at Barcelona.

Despite being onside when latching onto a Cristiano Ronaldo assist, Bale had his goal chalked off to deny Real going into a 2-1 lead. The Welshman was otherwise full of running although only managed one shot all game.

March 16, 2015

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Brace scored twice as Real Madrid beat Levante 2-0 Sunday.

Bale has had his fair share of critics in recent weeks but went a long way to silencing them with this performance. He rifled in on 18 minutes after Cristiano Ronaldo's shot had be cleared off the line and then finished Ronaldo's assist after 40 minutes. The Welshman also shot over as early as the second minute and had a cross deflected onto the woodwork later in the first half. It was a hugely energetic performance by Bale who took seven shots in total and sent in five crosses.

March 8, 2015

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Bale couldn't find the net Saturday as Real Madrid slipped to a surprise 1-0 defeat to Athletic Bilbao.

Bale was Madrid's most effective attcaking outlet but could not find the all important goal. He struck the post from a long way out late-on but failed to add to his 10 goals this season.

February 1, 2015

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Bale took a game-high 10 shots during Real Madrid's 4-1 win over Real Sociedad on Saturday, though only two were on target. However, he did grab an assist on one of Karim Benzema's two goals, while also finishing with three successful dribbles and two crosses.

Bale moved into Cristiano Ronaldo's spot, with the latter suspended for the match, but the goals went to Benzema (two), James and Sergio Ramos. Ronaldo is suspended for one more game, so Bale should be active again Wednesday against Sevilla.

January 24, 2015

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Bale assisted on Karim Benzema's 27th-minute goal and then scored a penalty in the 89th minute of Real Madrid's 2-1 win over Cordoba on Saturday.

Bale was allowed to take the penalty after Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off seven minutes earlier, and he'll keep the role during Ronaldo's upcoming suspension. Bale has been in excellent form of late, with a goal in three consecutive matches to bring him to 10 on the season, which leaves him fifth in La Liga behind Ronaldo (28), Lionel Messi (19), Neymar (12) and Carlos Bacca (11).

January 18, 2015

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Bale scored in the 67th minute of Real Madrid's 3-0 win over Getafe on Sunday, finishing the match with three shots (two on goal), three key passes, five crosses and four tackles.

Bale has now scored in back-to-back La Liga matches, while also picking up an assist during Thursday's draw with Atletico Madrid in the Copa del Rey. He continues to be heavily involved in the attack and has taken multiple shots in all but one league game this season.

January 10, 2015

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Bale scored on a beautiful free kick during Real Madrid's 3-0 win over Espanyol on Saturday, ending their three-game losing streak.

Bale's eight goals this season tie him for fifth in La Liga, though he's 18 behind league-leader -- and teammate -- Cristiano Ronaldo.