Gareth Bale

  • Champions League: Bale, Ronaldo, Rodriguez score as Real Madrid rout Basel 5-1 5 days ago

    Paris: Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale took center stage as Real Madrid opened the defense of their Champions League title with a swaggering 5-1 rout of Basel in Group B on Tuesday. Having ended their 12-year 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 Bosnia-Herzegovina 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 4-2 September 1, 2014

    Barcelona: Barcelona: Real Madrid collapsed after leading by two goals to lose 4-2 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 1-0 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 3-1 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 4-1 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 4-1 May 25, 2014

    Real Madrid broke down Atletico Madrid's resistance in extra time to win the Champions League final 4-1 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. ...
  • Record-breaker 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 29-year-old Portuguese national captain, who has scored a season-record 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 3-1 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 3-1 win over Espanyol but came off during pre-match warmups. The Portugal forward continues...
  • Real must improve before Champions League final: Sergio Ramos May 12, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid need to forget their La Liga flop and focus on ironing out weaknesses before the Champions League final against city rivals Atletico on May 24, according to defender Sergio Ramos. An injury-hit Real, missing key performers including top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo, Wales winger Gareth Bale and midfielder Angel...
  • Champions League final is why I came to Real: Gareth Bale April 30, 2014

    Munich: Real Madrid's world record signing Gareth Bale looked forward to his first Champions League final after a 4-0 thrashing of holders Bayern Munich on Tuesday and said it was exactly why he wanted to join the Spanish side. The 100 million-euro ($138.17 million) man, who set up Cristiano Ronaldo's record...
  • Bale says he is fit for Champions League semi-final against Bayern April 28, 2014

    Munich: Real Madrid's Gareth Bale is fit and ready to play in their Champions League semi-final against Bayern Munich on Tuesday after missing their 4-0 league win over Osasuna at the weekend with flu, he said on Monday. Bale had been rested for the league win but is expected to feature...
  • Real Madrid's league ambitions feeling European strain April 25, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid's run in the Champions League might be hurting their chances in the Spanish league. Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti says Cristiano Ronaldo is healthy and will start against Osasuna on Saturday, but there are several players who could miss the match. Striker Karim Benzema and defender Pepe both have sore...
  • Ancelotti happy as Real Madrid thrive without much from Ronaldo, Bale April 24, 2014

    Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti praised his team for beating holders Bayern Munich in Wednesday's Champions League semi-final, first leg without their two biggest names taking a leading role. Cristiano Ronaldo, top scorer in this season's competition, struggled after returning from injury and record signing Gareth Bale only played the final...
  • Real's Bale a doubt for Bayern game with illness: reports April 23, 2014

    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 join...
  • Bayern, Madrid renew European rivalry in Champions League semifinal April 23, 2014

    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 Guardiola's...
  • Bale skips training session ahead of Champions League semi-final against Bayern April 21, 2014

    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 he...
  • Usain Bolt hails Bale's Spanish Cup final stunner April 18, 2014

    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 from...
  • Gareth Bale hails perfect night after King's Cup winner April 17, 2014

    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 from...
  • Gareth Bale leads Real Madrid's 2-1 win over Barcelona to win Copa del Rey April 17, 2014

    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 the...
  • Barcelona lose, Real Madrid win to move 2nd in Spanish League April 13, 2014

    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 the...
  • Real Madrid beat Dortmund 3-0 in Champions League QF April 3, 2014

    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 of...
  • Ronaldo, Bale score as Real drub Rayo 5-0 March 30, 2014

    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 Real...
  • Tottenham Hotspur squandered Bale money, says Hoddle March 20, 2014

    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 former...
  • Real Madrid complete rout of Schalke with 3-1 win in Champions League March 19, 2014

    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 coach...
  • Real Madrid prepare for Champions League formality against Schalke March 18, 2014

    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 be...