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La Liga

Chelsea offered £100m + world-class forward for £200k-per-week star

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According to the Express, Real Madrid are preparing an offer of £100m plus Gareth Bale to sign Chelsea forward Eden Hazard.

Los Blancos have been eyeing the Belgian international for some time, viewing him as a potential replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo, and reports suggest they’re ready to make a big bid to land him.

Friday Kickoff: Bale injured again, Valverde dismissed Coutinho talk and more

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One La Liga star is set for the sidelines once again while one of the league's top managers dismissed ongoing transfer talk.

Gareth Bale is set to miss more time after suffering another calf injury during Tuesday's Copa del Rey draw against third-tier side Fuenlabrada. (REPORT)

Barcelona bossErnesto Valverde says he is not interested in discussing the speculation that the club will sign Philippe Coutinho because he "is not one of my players".

Real Madrid

Late Asensio strike gives Real Madrid Cup win

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Madrid (AFP) – A last gasp goal from Marco Asensio gave a virtually second string Real Madrid a 1-0 first leg Spanish Cup quarter-final victory at Leganes on Thursday.

The 21-year-old midfielder converted a cross from French full-back Theo Hernandez from the centre of the box.

That ended a run of three matches without victory for Zinedine Zidane’s struggling galaxy of stars, even though the likes of world player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo, Welsh winger Gareth Bale and French striker Karim Benzema were left out.

Late Asensio strike gives Real Madrid Cup win

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Madrid (AFP) – A last gasp goal from Marco Asensio gave a virtually second string Real Madrid a 1-0 first leg Spanish Cup quarter-final victory at Leganes on Thursday.

The 21-year-old midfielder converted a cross from French full-back Theo Hernandez from the centre of the box.

That ended a run of three matches without victory for Zinedine Zidane’s struggling galaxy of stars, even though the likes of world player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo, Welsh winger Gareth Bale and French striker Karim Benzema were left out.

Real spot on while Barcelona held to cup draw

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Madrid (AFP) – Two penalties helped Real Madrid to a healthy 3-0 win in the first leg of their Copa Del Rey tie with second-tier Numancia on Thursday, while Barcelona were held to a 1-1 draw as the La Liga giants rested their stars.

Gareth Bale was one of a handful of Real first-team regulars on display at the Estadio Los Pajaritos, and was on hand to slot home the first from the penalty spot ten minutes before the break after Lucas Vazques was clumsily brought down in the box by Carlos Gutierrez.

Real spot on while Barcelona held to cup draw

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Madrid (AFP) – Two penalties helped Real Madrid to a healthy 3-0 win in the first leg of their Copa Del Rey tie with second-tier Numancia on Thursday, while Barcelona were held to a 1-1 draw as the La Liga giants rested their stars.

Gareth Bale was one of a handful of Real first-team regulars on display at the Estadio Los Pajaritos, and was on hand to slot home the first from the penalty spot ten minutes before the break after Lucas Vazques was clumsily brought down in the box by Carlos Gutierrez.

Real Madrid to offer Gareth Bale in part-exchange for Harry Kane

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Ronaldo retains Club World Cup for Real Madrid

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Abu Dhabi (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo’s second-half free-kick ensured Real Madrid picked up a fifth trophy of 2017 by beating Gremio 1-0 in Abu Dhabi on Saturday to retain the Club World Cup.

A third Club World Cup in four years brings Madrid level with rivals Barcelona as the most successful side in the competition’s history and adds to the La Liga, Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and Spanish Super Cup titles already won by Zinedine Zidane’s men this year.

Ronaldo retains Club World Cup for Real Madrid

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Abu Dhabi (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo’s second-half free-kick ensured Real Madrid picked up a fifth trophy of 2017 by beating Gremio 1-0 in Abu Dhabi on Saturday to retain the Club World Cup.

A third Club World Cup in four years brings Madrid level with rivals Barcelona as the most successful side in the competition’s history and adds to the La Liga, Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and Spanish Super Cup titles already won by Zinedine Zidane’s men this year.

Returning Bale rescues Real from Al Jazira upset

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Abu Dhabi (AFP) – Gareth Bale came off the bench to book Real Madrid’s place in the Club World Cup final as the European champions recovered from the shock of going behind to beat Emirati champions Al Jazira 2-1 on Wednesday.

Despite dominating throughout, Madrid trailed at half-time to Romarinho’s opener in a match also marred by use of the video assistant referee (VAR) that ruled out a goal for both sides.

Returning Bale rescues Real from Al Jazira upset

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Abu Dhabi (AFP) – Gareth Bale came off the bench to book Real Madrid’s place in the Club World Cup final as the European champions recovered from the shock of going behind to beat Emirati champions Al Jazira 2-1 on Wednesday.

Despite dominating throughout, Madrid trailed at half-time to Romarinho’s opener in a match also marred by use of the video assistant referee (VAR) that ruled out a goal for both sides.

Bale and Varane to travel to Club World Cup

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Madrid (AFP) – Gareth Bale and France international Raphael Varane will travel with the Real Madrid squad to the Club World Cup in the United Arab Emirates, coach Zinedine Zidane said on Friday.

Zidane made the announcement after injury-plagued Bale returned to training on Friday morning, but despite being available for the Club World Cup, which started on Wednesday with host club Al Jazira’s 1-0 win over New Zealanders Aukland City, both the Wales winger and Varane will miss Saturday’s visit of Sevilla in La Liga.

Five things to look out for in La Liga this weekend

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Madrid (AFP) – Barcelona look to extend their four-point lead at the top of La Liga against an old friend turned foe in Celta Vigo coach Juan Carlos Unzue on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Real Madrid travel to a struggling Athletic Bilbao with their eyes firmly on one of Athletic’s rising stars.

Five things to look out for in La Liga this weekend

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Madrid (AFP) – Barcelona look to extend their four-point lead at the top of La Liga against an old friend turned foe in Celta Vigo coach Juan Carlos Unzue on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Real Madrid travel to a struggling Athletic Bilbao with their eyes firmly on one of Athletic’s rising stars.

Bale finally back in training for Madrid

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Madrid (AFP) – Gareth Bale finally returned to training with his Real Madrid team-mates on Friday and will be eased back in after two months on the sidelines, according to coach Zinedine Zidane.

“The important thing is that he is with us, that he trains, plays, because that will stop all the negative things happening around him,” Zidane said at a press conference ahead of Saturday’s game against Malaga.

Injury-cursed Bale suffers new setback

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid’s injury-prone star Gareth Bale suffered a new leg injury on Friday, adding to the frustrations of the Welsh winger who has already been sidelined with a calf strain for five weeks.

“Gareth Bale, who felt some discomfort in his left leg at the end of training, today underwent various tests carried out by the Real Madrid medical team,” said a club statement.

Bale to sit out Wales friendlies with France, Panama

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Madrid (AFP) – Gareth Bale will be kept in Madrid to work on his fitness rather than meeting up with the Wales squad for friendlies against France and Panama next week, Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane confirmed on Saturday.

Bale returned to training with the European champions this week after five weeks on the sidelines with a calf injury.

Report states whether Gareth Bale will play against Tottenham on Wednesday

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Real Madrid attacker Gareth Bale is all-but ruled out of the Champions League clash against former club Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday night, according to The Sun.

Spurs will face the European champions again in midweek having recorded a very credible 1-1 draw at the Santiago Bernabeu earlier this month.

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Gareth Bale: Real Madrid ready to sell Man Utd target

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Real Madrid name price for Gareth Bale

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Injured Bale out of Wales World Cup qualifiers

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London (AFP) – Gareth Bale has been ruled out of Wales’s final two crucial World Cup qualifiers against Georgia and Ireland, the Football Association of Wales said on Tuesday.

Bale’s fitness has been a source of concern for the national side since he suffered a calf muscle strain against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League last week.

Injured Bale out of Wales World Cup qualifiers

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London (AFP) – Gareth Bale has been ruled out of Wales’s final two crucial World Cup qualifiers against Georgia and Ireland, the Football Association of Wales said on Tuesday.

Bale’s fitness has been a source of concern for the national side since he suffered a calf muscle strain against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League last week.

New Gareth Bale injury a concern for Wales

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Madrid (AFP) – Gareth Bale looks set to miss Real Madrid’s La Liga clash with Espanyol on Sunday, sparking fears he could also miss out on two crucial World Cup qualifiers for Wales next week.

Bale limped off with a calf strain after scoring and providing an assist for Cristiano Ronaldo as Madrid beat Borussia Dortmund 3-1 in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Champions League: Gareth Bale Rattles In Superb Side-Foot Volley As Real Madrid Squash Dortmund (Video)

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Real Madrid made it two wins from two in Group H of the Champions League with a comprehensive 3-1 victory over Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday evening.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice to take his superhuman Los Blancos goal tally to 411 in 400 appearances, but the goal of the night was definitely the opener, lashed home by Gareth Bale in the 18th minute.

Bernabeu boos can make Bale better – Zidane

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane believes the harsh treatment meted out to Gareth Bale by his own fans at the Santiago Bernabeu can push the Welshman to greater heights.

Bale bounced back from jeers as Real opened their Champions League campaign with a 3-0 win over APOEL Nicosia last week by scoring just his second goal of the season in spectacular fashion in a 3-1 victory at Real Sociedad on Sunday.

Bernabeu boos can make Bale better – Zidane

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane believes the harsh treatment meted out to Gareth Bale by his own fans at the Santiago Bernabeu can push the Welshman to greater heights.

Bale bounced back from jeers as Real opened their Champions League campaign with a 3-0 win over APOEL Nicosia last week by scoring just his second goal of the season in spectacular fashion in a 3-1 victory at Real Sociedad on Sunday.

Bale strikes in vital Madrid win at Sociedad

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Madrid (AFP) – Gareth Bale responded in style to his critics with a fine finish as Real Madrid got back to winning ways with a 3-1 win at Real Sociedad on Sunday.

Borja Mayoral rewarded a bright start by Real with his first Madrid goal before Sociedad’s Kevin Rodrigues scored at both ends to give the visitors a 2-1 half-time lead.

Real Madrid dominance proves Zidane is the man

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After retiring from an illustrious playing career, one which is still overshadowed by his ‘head over heart’ moment in the World Cup, Zinedine Zidane completed his coaching badges in France and went to visit coaches such as Marcelo Bielsa and Pep Guardiola. These visits reinforced his desire to step into the coaching side of things.

Real Madrid held by Levante as Marcelo sees red

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid paid for the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo and a series of missed chances by Gareth Bale as they were held 1-1 at home by Levante on Saturday.

A slow start by a much-changed Real team was punished when Ivi Lopez fired newly-promoted Levante into a shock lead after just 12 minutes.

Sky Sports pundit comments on Spurs transfers, says this star could win them the title

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Real Madrid midfielder Gareth Bale has been linked with a move back to the Premier League in the recent weeks and Alan Pardew believes that Spurs will do well to re-sign the Welsh winger.

The former Crystal Palace manager revealed to Sky Sports that Bale could make a title winning difference to Mauricio Pochettino’s team.

Manchester United

Man Utd keeping tabs on £40.5m-rated teenager

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Wales

Wales 2018/19 adidas Home Kit

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UEFA EURO 2016 semi-finalists Wales wore their 2018/19 adidas home kit for the first time on their return to France for an international friendly with Les Bleus on Friday. The new Dragons shirt will be available at Football Association of Wales (FAW) official retail partnerJD Sportsalong withUK Soccer ShopandSubside Sports.

World Cup Qualifying: Tom Lawrence Fires Wales To Precious Win In Georgia (Video)

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Wales remain on track for an automatic qualifying berth ahead of next summer's World Cup finals after a nervy 1-0 win over Georgia in Tbilisi.

Without the injured Gareth Bale, the onus was on Aaron Ramsey to provide the experience and creativity in the Welsh side and the Arsenal man impressed throughout.

Where to find Georgia vs. Wales World Cup qualifier on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Georgia vs. Wales World Cup qualifier, you’ve come to the right place.

Wales’s fate is in their own hands with the final two games of World Cup qualifying. The Welsh team, without Gareth Bale, need to get a win against Georgia in Tblisi as well as a win against Ireland on Tuesday.

Wales’ Unplanned 2017 adidas Third Kit

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The Football Association of Walesand adidas quickly issued a previously unplanned Wales 2017 third kit ahead of the team'sFIFA World Cup 2018 qualifier at Moldova on Tuesday. The new Dragons strip was worn in order to avoid a potential kit clash between the Welsh 2016/17 home and away shirts and the Moldovans red primary jersey.

Woodburn, 17, revives Wales World Cup bid

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Cardiff (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Teenager Ben Woodburn enjoyed a dream international debut as he fired Wales to a 1-0 victory over Austria in Cardiff on Saturday to bolster their chances of reaching next year’s World Cup.

The 17-year-old Liverpool striker drilled home the winner just four minutes after coming on as a second-half substitute to keep Wales unbeaten in qualifying and four points adrift of Group D leaders Serbia.

‘Are You Actually Gareth Bale?’ – Young Fan Curtis Meets His Absolute Idol At Wales Training Session (Video)

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With a couple of World Cup qualifiers against Austria and Moldova in the offing, the Wales squad spent Tuesday limbering up at their training centre in Cardiff.

The Welsh FA also invited a select group of young fans down to the session to interact with their idols, including Curtis, who couldn't quite get his head around the fact that he was stood next to the real Gareth Bale!

The Rest

Zidane hails selfless Ronaldo after Benzema penalty gesture

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Madrid (AFP) – Real coach Zinedine Zidane hailed Cristiano Ronaldo’s selflessness after the forward gave up the chance of a hat-trick by allowing Karim Benzema to take a late penalty in Saturday’s 4-0 thrashing of Alaves.

Zidane restored Gareth Bale to the starting XI to reunite the ‘BBC’ front line of the Welshman, Ronaldo and Benzema, and all three scored in a confident display at the Santiago Bernabeu.