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Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale has not suffered a recurrence of his calf injury and will be a "fresh" alternative to the banned Cristiano Ronaldo at the weekend, coach Carlo Ancelotti has said.
– Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti.
There is no relapse, (Bale) is fine and I just preferred to rest him for Saturday seeing as Cristiano cannot play. Gareth being fresh will be good. He'll probably play.
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his 29th birthday today and woke up to confirmation from the Spanish authorities of a three game ban.
The Real Madrid star was dismissed at Bilbao on Sunday after an off-the-ball incident involving Athletic captain Carlos Gurpegi.
He will miss Madrid's games against Villarreal, Getafe and Elche.
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Gareth Bale is struggling with a leg injury and will sit out Real Madrid's Copa del Rey quarter-final second leg with Espanyol on Tuesday night, coach Carlo Ancelotti has announced.
– Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti
He doesn't have a problem with his genitals, Bale.
He tried to train but had discomfort in his left leg. We prefer that he recovers and he will not play tomorrow.
Newly crowned Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo proved why he's special on Saturday with this stunning strike at Real Betis.
The 5-0 victory also saw Gareth Bale get on the scoreboard and lifted Madrid level on points with Barcelona and Atletico.