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Zidane: Why Bale Was Left On The Bench Against Bayern

Real Madrid Boss Zinedine Zidane: Why Gareth Bale Was Left On The Bench Against Bayern Munich

By Keegan Kruger - Apr 26, 2018 09:33 AM @KeeganKruger

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has explained why he left Gareth Bale on the bench in his side’s 2-1 win against Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League semi-final, with the Welshman not even asked to warm up.

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The club-record signing was forced to watch the entire game from the dugout, as the Los Blancos boss called upon Karim Benzema and Marco Asensio for attacking threat as well as Mateo Kovacic in the second half of the game.

After the match, Zidane admitted he had a few tough choices to make but insisted that Bale still has a role to play in his team this season, despite all the rumours surrounding his future at the club.

"I don't know what will happen, my substitutions, today it was Karim and Marco,” Zidane said, as quoted by the Daily Star.

"It will be a factor for us all season and I have to choose, we have very good players.

"There are still matches left and I can count on Gareth. Those who say that I don't count on him don't tell the truth."

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The 28-year-old has made 33 appearances for the Spanish giants this season, scoring 14 goals and assisting in a further eight more, but only started one of Real's five knockout games in the Champions League so far.

Do you think the Welshman’s time at Real Madrid is coming to an end? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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MR E Joined: 17 Apr 2012
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MR E Apr 28, 2018 03:36 AM
He's going to man United I can smell that
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Dmotiv Joined: 13 Apr 2016
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Dmotiv Apr 27, 2018 06:46 AM
@Mystique-Luu- Bale is not as good anymore, if you were to pick between him and Asensio who would you pick? Those who saw his last game with Juve, it was horrible to say the least.
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Marco Asensio17 Joined: 26 Apr 2018
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Marco Asensio17 Apr 26, 2018 11:04 AM
Zidane won't forgive Bale anytime soon he should join Red Devils next season
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Mystique-Luu Joined: 20 Apr 2015
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Mystique-Luu Apr 26, 2018 10:40 AM
But this is quiet obvious that Zidane doesn't really like Gareth Bale or maybe his style of play
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Faysal Joined: 14 Feb 2011
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Faysal Apr 26, 2018 10:35 AM
Okey

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