GARETH BALE

  • La Liga: Real Madrid face tough test at Sevilla Yesterday

    Real Madrid have defied injuries to keep the pressure on leaders Barcelona and notched up over 100 La Liga goals but they now face arguably the toughest test of their title charge in an away match to Sevilla on Saturday. While Barca's attacking trident have hit a club record 102 goals...
  • Gareth Bale rejoins Real Madrid training 2 days ago

    Madrid: Spanish football giants Real Madrid's forward Gareth Bale rejoined the team's training session after recovering from his recent muscle injury, proving to Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti that he can feature in Saturday's match against Sevilla in La Liga. Bale can now return to the field after being sidelined for 12...
  • Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema likely to be fit for Juventus clash: Carlo Ancelotti 4 days ago

    Holders Real Madrid are likely to have forwards Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema back for next week's Champions League semi-final first leg at Juventus, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Tuesday. Wales winger Bale has been sidelined by a calf injury for just over a week, while France striker Benzema has not...
  • Gareth Bale injures calf muscle, likely to miss Atletico Madrid match April 20, 2015

    Madrid: Real Madrid says Gareth Bale has injured a calf muscle in his left leg and will likely miss Wednesday's match against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League quarter-finals. Madrid says its medical team "diagnosed a muscle injury in the soleus muscle of the left leg." During Madrid's 3-1 win over Malaga...
  • Injury crisis threatens Real Madrid's trophy aspirations April 19, 2015

    Barcelona: Real Madrid's trophy aspirations could well depend on how well they cope with an injury crisis that sees Gareth Bale and Luka Modric in the treatment room. Both were substituted during Real's 3-1 victory over Malaga in La Liga on Saturday and tests are being carried out to establish the...
  • Gareth Bale fit for Real Madrid's Champions League clash at Atletico April 13, 2015

    Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale is fit for Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final showdown at Atletico Madrid after sitting out Saturday's La Liga win at home to Eibar, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Monday. There was a question mark over Bale's availability for the first-leg clash at the Calderon but Real's world...
  • Gareth Bale absence, suspensions force Real Madrid reshuffle for Eibar game April 10, 2015

    Madrid: Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale will be rested for Saturday's La Liga game at home to Eibar, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Friday, meaning the Welshman joins suspended midfielders Toni Kroos and James Rodriguez on the sidelines. Ancelotti said he had not made a final decision on who would come...
  • Gareth Bale doubtful for Real Madrid's La Liga clash at Rayo April 7, 2015

    Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale has a foot problem and could miss Wednesday's La Liga game at Rayo Vallecano when Real will look to keep up the pressure on leaders Barcelona, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Tuesday. Bale's absence, if confirmed, would allow Ancelotti to put off having to make a...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo scores five as Real Madrid hammer Granada 9-1 April 5, 2015

    Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo struck the quickest hat-trick of his career on his way to netting five goals in Real Madrid's 9-1 drubbing of second-from-bottom Granada on Sunday which took Real to within a point of La Liga leaders Barcelona. Portugal forward Ronaldo struck three times in eight minutes after Gareth Bale...
  • Real Madrid suspend member for insulting players after defeat March 24, 2015

    Real Madrid have suspended a club member and banned him from their installations pending an inquiry after three men insulted players and struck at least one of their vehicles as they were leaving the training ground on Sunday. Players including Wales winger Gareth Bale and forward Jese were targeted along with...
  • David Beckham backs Gareth Bale to recover from Real Madrid troubles March 22, 2015

    Madrid: David Beckham has backed Gareth Bale to return to his best at Real Madrid, claiming that the Welshman had the "perfect" first season at the club last term. Bale has come under intense scrutiny this season and there have been several reports linking him with a move back to the...
  • La Liga: Gareth Bale scores twice as Real Madrid beat Levante 2-0 March 16, 2015

    Barcelona: Gareth Bale struck a brace to end his scoring drought and Real Madrid's winless run with a 2-0 victory over Levante on Sunday, keeping his side a point behind Spanish leader Barcelona before the title rivals meet next week. Bale had been the focus of criticism during Madrid's three games...
  • Gareth Bale's Spanish adventure turning sour at Real Madrid March 12, 2015

    Gareth Bale may have been warned by his new employers about how fickle the Real Madrid fans can be when he signed for the Spanish giants for a world record fee in 2013. Just how fickle is now painfully clear to the Wales winger, who has become a target for supporters...
  • Barcelona's 'MNS' is better than Real Madrid's 'BBC', says Neymar March 11, 2015

    Madrid: Barcelona's Neymar reckons the club's forward line, which also includes Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez, is superior to Real Madrid's attacking trio, fanning debate over whose is best. On recent form, Barca's South Americans, known in Spain as 'MNS', have the edge over Real's European strike-force of Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim...
  • Surreal to be called a Galactico, says Gareth Bale March 6, 2015

    Madrid: Winger Gareth Bale is approaching the end of his second season at Real Madrid, but the world's most expensive footballer admits he still finds it surreal to be called a 'Galactico'. The Wales international left Tottenham Hotspurs FC for the Spanish capital in September 2013, and has already won a...
  • La Liga: Atletico thrash Real 4-0 in Madrid derby February 7, 2015

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid thrashed crosstown rival Real Madrid 4-0 in a dominant derby performance on Saturday that threw open the Spanish league title race. The defending champion set the tone from the start as Tiago Cardoso and substitute Saul Niguez scored early before Antoine Griezmann and Mario Mandzukic sealed Atletico's most...
  • Real Madrid's Gareth Bale rules out Manchester United move January 28, 2015

    Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale says he is happy at the Bernabeu and has no intention of moving to Manchester United. Despite playing a significant role in Real winning their celebrated 10th European Cup and the King's Cup last season there has been talk of a move back to the Premier...
  • Real Madrid win 2-1 against Cordoba after Ronaldo sees red for kicking January 24, 2015

    Barcelona: Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off as leaders Real Madrid beat Cordoba 2-1 in La Liga on Saturday thanks to late Gareth Bale penalty. The Portuguese kicked out at defender Edimar with seven minutes to go as Real struggled to create chances but they were gifted the win when a Bale...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice as Real Madrid beat Getafe January 18, 2015

    Barcelona: Real Madrid moved four points clear of Barcelona at the top of La Liga with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring either side of a Gareth Bale strike in a 3-0 win at Getafe on Sunday. It was hardly a vintage performance from the European champions, who have stumbled at the start of...
  • Valencia draw 1-1 at Celta Vigo, Bale's free kick helps Madrid win January 11, 2015

    Barcelona: Gareth Bale scored with an unstoppable free kick to help 10-man Real Madrid end a two-game losing run with a 3-0 win over Espanyol and stay top of the Spanish league on Saturday. James Rodriguez scored first after a pinpoint long pass from Bale was skillfully tapped back to him...
  • Gareth Bale's form raising concern at Real Madrid January 8, 2015

    Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti remains loyal to off-form Gareth Bale despite criticism during the team's poor start to 2015 but needs the Welshman to return to his swashbuckling best. Bale has sometimes been accused of being too greedy by Spanish media and those accusations returned after last weekend's La Liga...
  • Gareth Bale not for sale at any price, says Florentino Perez December 30, 2014

    Real Madrid have made it clear to Manchester United and other possible suitors for his signature that Gareth Bale is not for sale at any price. Real president Florentino Perez told Spanish newspaper Marca that Welshman Bale, who signed for the European champions for a world record 100 million euros ($121.6...
  • Real Madrid beat San Lorenzo to lift Club World Cup December 21, 2014

    Real Madrid won the Club World Cup for the first time by beating San Lorenzo 2-0 on Saturday with goals from Sergio Ramos and Gareth Bale after being forced into a scrap by the feisty South Americans. Real scored in each half to clock up a 22nd successive win in all...
  • Real Madrid coast into Club World Cup final December 17, 2014

    Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale scored to help Real Madrid coast past Mexico's Cruz Azul 4-0 on Tuesday for a place in this weekend's Club World Cup final against Argentina's San Lorenzo or New Zealand's Auckland City. Sergio Ramos scored in the 15th minute and Benzema in the 36th. Bale added...
  • Real Madrid look to continue record winning streak in La Liga December 12, 2014

    Madrid: Fresh from setting a Spanish record with their 19th straight win, Real Madrid can take a step toward the overall record by beating Almeria on Friday. Madrid beat Ludogorets Razgrad on Tuesday in the Champions League, bettering the 18-game winning streak set by Barcelona in 2005-06. The world record of...
  • Champions League: Real Madrid beat Ludogorets 4-0 December 10, 2014

    Madrid: Goals by Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale helped Real Madrid to a 4-0 victory over 10-man Ludogorets Razgrad on Tuesday and a clean sweep of six wins in Group C of the Champions League. The defending champion, who had already won the group, stretched their winning streak to 19 matches...
  • Fit-again Greth Bale to start at weekend, says Carlo Ancelotti November 5, 2014

    Barcelona: Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale will return to the starting line-up this weekend against Rayo Vallecano after the Welshman successfully played the final 30 minutes against Liverpool on Tuesday, coach Carlo Ancelotti said. Bale showed no signs of the muscle injury that had kept him out for a month, looking...
  • Real Madrid's Gareth Bale back for Liverpool visit, says Ancelotti November 3, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid's Wales winger Gareth Bale has recovered from a muscle injury and should be available for Tuesday's Champions League Group B match at home to Liverpool, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Monday. Bale, who scored one goal in nine appearances against Liverpool when he was at Tottenham Hotspur, last...
  • Isco keen to impress during Gareth Bale absence October 30, 2014

    While Gareth Bale is fully expected to regain his place in the Real Madrid side when he returns from injury, team-mate Isco is making the most of his chance to prove his worth on the pitch. Coach Carlo Ancelotti has made it clear that a fit Bale, who became the world's...
  • Maestro of clasicos, Lionel Messi leads Barcelona against Real Madrid October 25, 2014

    Barcelona: Accustomed to thriving against his fierce rival, Lionel Messi will again lead Barcelona at Real Madrid as he aims for another scoring record. The big question is whether Luis Suarez will join him or watch from the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium bench. Suarez will finish his four-month ban for biting Italy's...