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Real eye record third Club World Cup

Real Madrid are set to face Brazilian side and Copa Libertadores champions, Gremio in the Final of the Club World Cup after surviving a scare as they came from a goal down to beat Al Jazira 2-1 on Wednesday evening. The Galacticos can draw level with Barcelona as the most prolific winners of the trophy if they claim the title on Sunday for the third time. Gremio needed extra-time to beat Mexican side Pachuca with the winner coming from substitute Everton, as they set up a thrilling final on Saturday…

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Gossip News 

Spanish Papers: Bale is coming back

Good Morning and welcome to our round-up of the Spanish Papers, where Marca are revelling in the return of Gareth Bale. We open with Marca, who are keen to look at the return of Bale after his goal against Al Jazira in the Club World Cup semi-final. Let’s not get to carried away though as this season has proved one thing; and that is that Bale’s consistent fitness has been a problem; therefore a couple of appearances in Abu Dhabi is nothing to get carried away with. Marca also speak…

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La Liga News 

Bale? Who knows when he will play again, says Zidane

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has told reporters that he is unsure when Gareth Bale will return to action. The Welsh winger returned to action for the reigning La Liga champions last Tuesday evening in the Copa del Rey but suffered another injury which saw him miss the weekend fixture against Athletic Bilbao. Having missed the majority of Madrid’s back end of last season which saw them win the league and Champions League title; Bale’s place and future in the starting eleven is now beginning to look bleak. It was expected that…

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La Liga News 

Gareth Bale out of Athletic clash with calf problem

Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale has been ruled out of his side’s trip to Basque country at the weekend where they face Athletic Bilbao. The Welsh winger returned to action for the reigning La Liga champions on Tuesday evening in the Copa del Rey but has since been told he will miss the weekend fixture against Athletic Bilbao through another injury. Having missed the majority of Madrid’s back end of last season which saw them win the league and Champions League title; Bale’s place and future in the starting eleven…

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La Liga News 

Spanish Papers: Gareth Bale’s nightmare continues

Good Morning and welcome to our brief round up of the Spanish Papers, which see former Real Madrid defender Jonathan Woodgate discuss Gareth Bale’s latest injury problems. The Welsh winger returned to action for the reigning La Liga champions on Tuesday evening in the Copa del Rey but has since been told he will miss the weekend fixture against Athletic Bilbao through another injury. Having missed the majority of Madrid’s back end of last season which saw them win the league and Champions League title; Bale’s place and future in…

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Gossip La Liga News 

Spanish Papers: Bale is back for Real Madrid

Gareth Bale features in our round up of the Spanish Papers, whilst Lionel Messi is also centre of attention after his disallowed goal against Valencia. Welsh international Bale is set to return for Madrid in the Copa del Rey against lowly Fuenlabrada on Tuesday evening, returning after 63 days out injured. Bale’s time at Madrid has been successful but multiple injuries have seen playing time become less and less, matched with the form of Isco, Marco Asensio and Lucas Vazquez, who have kept the former Tottenham Hotspur winger out of the…

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La Liga News 

Asensio out of Malaga tie; trio return for Real Madrid

Real Madrid forward Marco Asensio will miss the game against Malaga through injury, but Zinedine Zidane has three players back. The Spanish international picked up a knock on his right leg against APOEL on Tuesday evening and will miss the game against Michel’s Andalusian side as a precaution. Zidane, who is desperate to develop a consistent run of wins does welcome back three players – Sergio Ramos, Mateo Kovacic and Keylor Navas. Navas is likely to reclaim his place in goal after seeing Kiko Casilla fill in between the sticks,…

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La Liga News 

Zidane eyeing massive shake-up at Real Madrid

With Real known to make hasty decisions with managers, Zinedine Zidane will have to make the necessary changes to ensure the club challenges on all fronts. To make matters worse for the Los Blancos they currently sit second in Europe too after losing to Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley last month. Reports suggest Zidane wants a massive clear-out with Gareth Bale, Luka Modric, Marcos Llorente, Achraf and Vallejo all set to be shown the exit door. Record signing Bale has struggled with injury for the past 18 months and has not…

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La Liga News 

Madrid missing four players for APOEL tie

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane will find himself without the injured Sergio Ramos, Gareth Bale, Keylor Navas and Mateo Kovacic for the Champions League tie with APOEL. A 0-0 draw with rivals Atletico Madrid on Saturday evening not only left with Madrid with a sour taste, but more injuries after captain Ramos was left with a broken nose following a challenge from Lucas Hernandez. Madrid now prepare for the weekend clash with Malaga hoping to bounce back, after they meet APOEL in the Champions League in midweek where victory would see…

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Bale should not move back to England, claims Coleman

Wales boss Chris Coleman has opened up about Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale and said he should not move back to England. A calf problem has kept the 28-year-old out since September but the Spanish club confirmed a fibrillar rupture to his left abductor on Thursday. The recovery period for the injury is typically between two and six weeks. The Welsh international left White Hart Lane in 2013 and has since won Champions League and La Liga honours with Real Madrid, however, injury problems have left his place in the starting…

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