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Reports: Zidane & Bale Relationship Broken

Reports: Zinedine Zidane & Gareth Bale Relationship Broken

By David Kappel - Apr 06, 2018 08:35 AM @kappilinho

Gareth Bale was seen as a sore loser following Real Madrid’s UEFA Champions League win at Juventus this week, after he made headlines for not celebrating Cristiano Ronaldo’s overhead kick goal.

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It appears the relationship between Zidane and club record signing Bale has deteriorated this season, with Spanish publication AS suggesting the Frenchman has not forgiven the winger for his antics on 14 February.

Back then, Bale came off the bench to play 22 minutes in Los Blancos' 3-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain. However, after the match he was the only player, who didn’t stay on the pitch to applaud the home support. Even club captain Sergio Ramos urged him to stay, but the Welshman walked straight down the tunnel.

It is claimed that Zidane hasn’t forgiven Bale for his antics and that the 28-year-old has fallen further down the pecking order as was proven in his team selection on Tuesday.

Isco and Karim Benzema started over Bale, who had to watch the game from the bench. He seemed upset with Zidane's decision and was the only player who didn’t really celebrate Ronaldo’s wonder goal against Juventus. Spanish cameras picked up Bale, who remained seated on the bench while the rest of the substitutes celebrated Ronaldo’s overhead kick strike.

Bale also didn’t come on as a substitute after Lucas Vazquez, Marco Asensio and Mateo Kovacic were preferred over the speedy winger. AS suggest it was the first time that he was fully fit but failed to play a single minute in an UEFA Champions League clash.

It appears that Bale is following on the path of James Rodriguez, who had also fallen down the pecking order and in the end was only seen good enough to feature in Zidane’s B-team. Similar to Rodriguez, Bale has featured in LaLiga games recently and even scored a brace against Leganes on the weekend while Ronaldo, for example, was rested.

Read: Zidane Explains 'Amateur' Reaction To Ronaldo Wonder Goal

At Real, the bosses are reportedly prepared to sell Wales’ all-time record scorer in the coming transfer window, amid suggested interest from Manchester United.

Do you think Bale deserves to start for Real? Have your say in the comments section below.


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link&iviwe Apr 06, 2018 12:50 PM
This year we will see Ronaldo recieve ballon dor because of one goal wonder of which the club gets nothing from it as they have one bone to fight for its a dear season situation lionell is like a lion he has no messi(mercy) or call it messiless animal collects every bone to his den Hayenas should just keep their old white bones dry season is coming there will be fermine
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link&iviwe Apr 06, 2018 12:25 PM
Ronaldo has a personal battle of out scoring other players wheather he win matches for the team or loses. If he scores wheather winning or losing its non of his buziness as long as he see himself above everyone on score board.They will even have bus parade that goal if it had a trophy for recognition
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Faysal Apr 06, 2018 11:24 AM
If you don't jump when penaldo scores than you done in cowdrid camp
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Faysal Apr 06, 2018 11:24 AM
If you don't jump when penaldo scores than you done in cowdrid camp
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alizebucs1986 Apr 06, 2018 10:43 AM
He is Big Headed this one,he cannot even be Mentioned in the Same Class as Courtinho,Hazard,Mane and Sane just to name a few..let him Go
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Maloh11 Apr 06, 2018 08:56 AM
just come to EPL

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