Gareth Bale

  • Real's Bale a doubt for Bayern game with illness: reports 23-04-2014 09:17 AM

    Madrid: Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale could miss Wednesday's Champions League semi-final, first leg at home to Bayern Munich due to illness, Spanish media reported on Tuesday. Bale, who has been suffering from flu, trained with the rest of the squad earlier on Tuesday but had not been able to...
  • Bayern, Madrid renew European rivalry in Champions League semifinal 23-04-2014 08:31 AM

    Madrid: Real Madrid and Bayern Munich renew their storied European rivalry in the Champions League on Wednesday, with the Bundesliga champion dominating their history. The first-leg semifinal at Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu Stadium marks the 20th time the clubs will meet in the continent's top competition, and marks Bayern coach Pep...
  • Bale skips training session ahead of Champions League semi-final against Bayern 21-04-2014 06:31 PM

    Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo completed a full training session on Monday as he races to regain fitness before Wednesday's Champions League semi-final, first leg at home to holders Bayern Munich. However, Gareth Bale was unable to train due to a bout of flu, the club added without specifying whether...
  • Usain Bolt hails Bale's Spanish Cup final stunner 18-04-2014 03:43 PM

    Olympic champion Usain Bolt has hailed Gareth Bale's brilliant winner for Real Madrid in Wednesday's King's Cup final against Barcelona, saying it was the kind of goal any sprinter would be proud of. Wales winger Bale picked up the ball wide on the left on the halfway line five minutes...
  • Gareth Bale hails perfect night after King's Cup winner 17-04-2014 08:32 AM

    Barcelona: Gareth Bale hailed a "perfect night" after his stunning winner for Real Madrid against Barcelona in Wednesday's King's Cup final, his first trophy since moving to Spain for a record fee in the close season. The Wales winger sprinted from the halfway line into the penalty area five minutes...
  • Gareth Bale leads Real Madrid's 2-1 win over Barcelona to win Copa del Rey 17-04-2014 02:45 AM

    Valencia: Gareth Bale raced away to score a stunning late winner as Real Madrid made light of the absence of top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo to beat arch-rivals Barcelona 2-1 to win a riveting King's Cup final on Wednesday. Wales winger Bale, who joined Real for a world record fee in...
  • Barcelona lose, Real Madrid win to move 2nd in Spanish League 13-04-2014 08:34 AM

    Spain: Barcelona compounded their exit from the Champions League by losing 1-0 at Granada on Saturday, letting Real Madrid move ahead into second place in the Spanish league with a 4-0 win over Almeria. Barcelona's stumble ensured the same Atletico Madrid that ousted them from Europe's top-tier competition would maintain...
  • Real Madrid beat Dortmund 3-0 in Champions League QF 03-04-2014 02:17 AM

    Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo scored a record equaling goal before exiting to injury as Real Madrid beat Borussia Dortmund 3-0 on Wednesday to take a big step toward the Champions League semi-finals. Ronaldo netted his 14th goal of the season in Europe's top competition to give Madrid a clear advantage ahead...
  • Ronaldo, Bale score as Real drub Rayo 5-0 30-03-2014 08:46 AM

    Barcelona: Diego Costa sparked Atletico Madrid's exhilarating 2-1 comeback at Athletic Bilbao on Saturday, while Lionel Messi converted a late penalty to keep Barcelona one point behind the Spanish league leaders with a contentious 1-0 win at Espanyol. Cristiano Ronaldo scored as well before Gareth Bale netted a brace as...
  • Tottenham Hotspur squandered Bale money, says Hoddle 20-03-2014 11:24 PM

    London: Tottenham Hotspur have squandered the 100 million euros they received from Real Madrid for Gareth Bale and need a better strategy to challenge England's top clubs, former player and manager Glenn Hoddle believes. Hoddle, one of the club's greatest midfielders and who managed Spurs from 2001-03, has watched his...
  • Real Madrid complete rout of Schalke with 3-1 win in Champions League 19-03-2014 03:13 AM

    Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals as Real Madrid completed their Champions League last 16 thrashing of Schalke with a 3-1 victory on Tuesday. Madrid breezed into the quarter-finals after winning 9-2 on aggregate following their 6-1 first-leg victory in Germany. The Spanish leader's progress was never in doubt as...
  • Real Madrid prepare for Champions League formality against Schalke 18-03-2014 08:43 AM

    Madrid: Holding a 6-1 lead from the first leg, Real Madrid can finish off its one-sided Champions League series with Schalke on Tuesday. Madrid's attacking firepower was on display in the lopsided win in Gelsenkirchen, with Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema leading the way. Benzema is unlikely to...
  • La Liga: Real Madrid looking to bury Atletico's title challenge 28-02-2014 08:28 AM

    Madrid: Real Madrid can bury Atletico's hopes of winning La Liga with a third straight victory against their city neighbours on Sunday that would leave the capital's second club trailing by six points. Atletico stunned their bitter local rivals 2-1 at Real's own Bernabeu stadium in last season's King's Cup...
  • Real Madrid outclass Schalke 6-1 in Champions League 27-02-2014 03:46 AM

    Gelsenkirchen, (Germany): Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals apiece as Real Madrid crushed Schalke 6-1 on Wednesday to all but seal a place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. Madrid dominated from the start of the first leg match in the last 16, scoring twice...
  • Gareth Bale's blast helps Real Madrid beat Elche 3-0 22-02-2014 11:03 PM

    Barcelona: Gareth Bale scored from a blistering long-range strike to help Real Madrid win their third straight game without Cristiano Ronaldo as they beat Elche 3-0 on Saturday, provisionally giving them sole control of the Spanish league lead. With Ronaldo finishing a three-game suspension, Madrid turned to midfielder Asier Illarramendi...
  • Real Madrid excelling, even without Ronaldo 17-02-2014 11:22 PM

    Madrid: No Cristiano Ronaldo? No problem. Real Madrid's title ambitions continue to gain credence, with the Spanish giants showing no dip despite missing the Ballon d'Or winner. Ronaldo is banned for one more league game and cannot return before next week's Champions League game at Schalke. No matter, as Madrid...
  • Gareth Bale scores on comeback as Real Madrid defeat Villarreal 4-2 09-02-2014 07:31 AM

    Spain: Real Madrid forwards Gareth Bale and Jese Rodriguez each scored and set up goals for Karim Benzema in a 4-2 win over Villarreal on Saturday, giving the powerhouse a share of the Spanish league lead after Atletico Madrid stumbled to a 2-0 loss at Almeria. With leading scorer Cristiano...
  • Real Madrid expect Gareth Bale return to ease Cristiano Ronaldo absence blow 07-02-2014 09:04 AM

    Barcelona: Real Madrid will be without the suspended Cristiano Ronaldo when they take on Villarreal on Saturday but will expect the return of their record-signing Gareth Bale to ease the blow. Competition is fierce at the top of the La Liga table with Atletico Madrid now leading the way on...
  • Gareth Bale will return for Real Madrid at the weekend 06-02-2014 07:13 AM

    Madrid: Gareth Bale was left out of Wednesday's King's Cup semi-final first leg against Atletico Madrid to keep him fresh for Real Madrid's La Liga match at home to Villarreal on Saturday, coach Carlo Ancelotti said. The Wales winger was expected to feature in the game at the Bernabeu, which...
  • Bale back in Real Madrid squad for Cup clash with Atletico 04-02-2014 06:52 PM

    Madrid: Gareth Bale has recovered from a calf problem and is back in Real Madrid's squad for the first leg of their King's Cup semi-final against holders Atletico Madrid on Wednesday. The Wales winger's debut season in Spain has been disrupted by a series of minor injuries after joining from...
  • Gareth Bale to miss Real Madrid's visit to Bilbao 01-02-2014 08:03 PM

    Injury-plagued Gareth Bale will miss Real Madrid's trip to Athletic Bilbao on Sunday because of a slight calf strain. The Wales winger has been in and out of the treatment room since joining the club from Tottenham Hotspur for a world record fee in September. Last weekend he was struggling...
  • Gareth Bale out of Real Madrid's Cup game against Espanyol 27-01-2014 06:24 PM

    Madrid: Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale will miss Tuesday's King's Cup quarter-final second leg at home to Espanyol due to a problem with his left leg, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Monday. The Welsh international's season has been disrupted by several minor injuries since his world record move from Tottenham...
  • Di Maria cleared by Real over crotch-grabbing incident 09-01-2014 08:51 PM

    Madrid: Real Madrid have exonerated Argentina winger Angel Di Maria over an incident in Monday's La Liga game at home to Celta Vigo when he was caught on camera grabbing his crotch while being substituted. Di Maria denied the action was directed at the fans who whistled him off or...
  • Di Maria crotch-grab must not distract, says Ancelotti 08-01-2014 08:10 PM

    Madrid: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti wants Angel Di Maria's controversial crotch-grabbing incident forgotten as quickly as possible so the Argentina winger can focus on playing, the Italian said on Wednesday. Real have launched an internal inquiry after Di Maria was caught on television briefly grabbing his genitals while being...
  • Real Madrid seek more goals against Celta Vigo 05-01-2014 07:10 PM

    Madrid: Real Madrid will again look up to their impressive home record to stand up to the pressure and remain in the race for the La Liga title when they take on struggling Celta Vigo on Monday. Real Madrid have only lost one home game all season, to Atletico Madrid,...
  • Gareth Bale back in training for Real Madrid after calf injury 04-01-2014 11:46 AM

    Gareth Bale had recovered sufficiently from a knock to his calf to return to training with Real Madrid on Friday, the Spanish club said as they prepare for Monday's La Liga match at home to Celta Vigo. The Wales winger, who became the world's most expensive player when Real bought...
  • Yearender: Top football transfers in 2013 20-12-2013 12:36 PM

    The transfer of Gareth Bale from Tottenham Hotspur grabbed the most prime-time space around the world, but there were big names like Mesut Ozil, Gonzalo Higuain, Neymar and Falcao that were the highlights of 2013 as well. Here are few names that grabbed the most headlines in 2013: Gareth Bale,...
  • Gareth Bale to miss Real Madrid's Copa del Rey match 17-12-2013 08:03 PM

    Madrid: Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale will miss Wednesday's Copa del Rey match after hurting his leg in practice. Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti says Bale received "a knock on his thigh and won't be available" for the match against third-division club Xativa Olimpic. The two teams drew 0-0 in the...
  • Olimpic plotting Real upset in King's Cup 17-12-2013 01:38 PM

    Madrid: Olimpic de Xativa will look to match the stunning giant-killing feats of fellow third-tier sides Alcorcon and Real Union when they play at Real Madrid's Bernabeu arena in the second leg of the King's Cup last 32 on Wednesday. The team from the town of Xativa near Valencia, known...
  • Real Madrid plan to deploy big guns against Copenhagen 10-12-2013 08:58 AM

    Madrid: Real Madrid are not planning to ease off in their final Champions League Group B match at FC Copenhagen on Tuesday despite having secured top spot and a place in the last 16, coach Carlo Ancelotti said. Cristiano Ronaldo, joint top scorer in Europe's elite club competition this season...