GARETH BALE

  • 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...
  • Gareth Bale doubtful for Real Madrid's Liverpool clash October 20, 2014

    Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale has a buttock muscle strain and is doubtful for their Champions League Group B match against Liverpool at Anfield on Wednesday, the club said. "Following tests carried out on Gareth Bale by Real Madrid medical staff he has been diagnosed as suffering an injury to the...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo scores four as Real Madrid thrash Elche September 24, 2014

    Cristiano Ronaldo made amends for conceding a penalty by scoring four times as he led Real Madrid to a 5-1 rout of Elche in the Spanish league on Tuesday. Ronaldo fouled Pedro Mosquera while disputing a ball in the box in the 15th minute, allowing Edu Albacar to stroke the penalty...
  • Champions League: Bale, Ronaldo, Rodriguez score as Real Madrid rout Basel 51 September 17, 2014

    Paris: Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale took center stage as Real Madrid opened the defense of their Champions League title with a swaggering 51 rout of Basel in Group B on Tuesday. Having ended their 12year wait for a 10th European Cup last season, Madrid started the long road back to...
  • Netherlands, Bosnia lose opening Euro qualifiers September 10, 2014

    London: The Netherlands had a disappointing start to qualifying for the European Championship and fellow World Cup team BosniaHerzegovina were stunned by Cyprus in Tuesday's biggest upset. Wales narrowly avoided a similar stumble at tiny Andorra, while Italy had a comfortable victory in Antonio Conte's first competitive game in charge. Here is...
  • David Zurutuza nets double as Real Sociedad stun Real Madrid 42 September 1, 2014

    Barcelona: Barcelona: Real Madrid collapsed after leading by two goals to lose 42 at Real Sociedad in the Spanish league on Sunday, with the European champions left rudderless without the injured Cristiano Ronaldo. Lionel Messi, meanwhile, finished Barcelona's 10 win at Villarreal with a right leg injury after he set up...
  • Gareth Bale looking forward to Supercup return 'home' to Cardiff August 8, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid's Welsh star, Gareth Bale is looking forward to returning 'home' next week when his side take on Sevilla in the European Supercup. The game between the winners of the Champions League and the Europa League will be held in Bale's hometown of Cardiff August 12 and Bale, who...
  • Manchester United beat Real Madrid to advance to International Champions Cup final August 3, 2014

    The largest crowd to watch a soccer match in the United States 109,318 poured into Michigan Stadium on Saturday to see Manchester United beat Real Madrid 31 in a friendly. The appeal of two of the world's most iconic sports teams attracted fans to the International Champions Cup match...
  • Gareth Bale writes his name into Real Madrid folklore May 25, 2014

    Gareth Bale completed a dream first season at Real Madrid as he paid off another large slice of his world record price tag with the decisive goal in a 41 Champions League final triumph over Atletico Madrid on Saturday. The Welsh forward, signed for 100 million euros ($136.31 million) from Tottenham...
  • Real Madrid rally to snatch Champions League title from Atletico Madrid 41 May 25, 2014

    Real Madrid broke down Atletico Madrid's resistance in extra time to win the Champions League final 41 on Saturday and finally deliver the club's record 10th European title. Real struck three times in the second period of extra time, through Gareth Bale's header in the 110th minute, Marcelo's shot in the...
  • Ronaldo, Bale fit as Real face Atletico in Champions League final May 23, 2014

    Rivals Atletico and Real will meet for the fifth time this season when they run out at Benfica's Estadio da Luz in the Champions League final. ...
  • Recordbreaker Cristiano Ronaldo full of praise for Gareth Bale May 23, 2014

    Saturday's Champions League final at Lisbon's Stadium of Light is going to be a very special one for Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo who will be making a rare club appearance in his homeland. The 29yearold Portuguese national captain, who has scored a seasonrecord 16 goals in the competition, is delighted to...
  • Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale to play Champions League final May 20, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti says forward Gareth Bale will play in Saturday's Champions League final against Atletico Madrid. Bale has had a successful debut season in Spain, and Ancelotti appears ready to reward him with a starting role on Saturday. Ancelotti says "Gareth had some problems at the beginning (of...
  • Alvaro Morata scores twice as Real Madrid beat Espanyol 31 May 17, 2014

    Spain: Gareth Bale helped Real Madrid close their Spanish league season with a victory that was tempered by concerns over the health of Cristiano Ronaldo before the Champions League final. Ronaldo was expected to play in the 31 win over Espanyol but came off during prematch warmups. The Portugal forward continues...