Bale To Miss Champions League Return Leg Against Bayern Munich

Gareth Bale

Real Madrid forward, Gareth Bale, will sit out today’s Champions League quarter-final second leg against Bayern Munich as confirmed by coach, Zinedine Zidane, during a pre-match press conference.

Bale was taken off during the second half of their 2-1 win in the first leg last week and was also missing for their 3-2 victory at Sporting Gijon last weekend.

Zidane says he is not willing to take any unnecessary risks with the 27-year-old.

“Gareth has been working hard to get back and to play with the side and, after his three months out from injury, he’s come back and was very excited about playing again,” he said.

“But he’s got a little problem that has come up again. We hope it’s nothing.

“In a few more days he should be back with us. Today he will not be ready. We don’t want to risk anything with him but he should be ready in a few days.

“He’s keen to get back as quick as possible and be with us, so we’ll see from now until the end of the season.”


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