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Category: Gareth Bale

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Gareth Bale cameo wins back some hearts as Real Madrid come out on top

Gareth Bale came on, got whistled and helped make a goal, in that order. There was no forgiveness, although some of the anger slowly subsided, but there was football – and that is something. The Welshman made his first appearance for Real Madrid for se…

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‘There is a lot of noise over Gareth’: Zidane happy Bale’s back at Real Madrid

• Manager backs Wales forward after criticism over flag• ‘There are a lot of comments outside but I’m not interested’Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has insisted that Gareth Bale remains part of his plans, despite the fallout that followed him cele…

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Gareth Bale and that ‘Wales, golf, Madrid’ flag: Real are not amused

The banner is a laugh. And yet, importantly, the Welshman surely knows that most in Madrid won’t find it funnyIt was Pedja Mijatovic who started it. One night on the radio, the former Real Madrid player and sporting director said he hadn’t spoken to Ga…

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Rapinoe and Pique give Bale a lesson in how to tackle murky world of politics | Kevin Mitchell

The Wales forward may think of little other than football and golf but not all athletes are so disengaged with the world around themIt is a fair guess that Gareth Bale, everyone’s favourite top-knot idiot, did not rush from the pitch after Wales’s matc…

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Gareth Bale says Wales attack in better shape now than at Euro 2016

• Kieffer Moore, Harry Wilson and Daniel James add to options• ‘To qualify is the main goal – you can’t qualify with one player’Gareth Bale has said Wales’s attacking armoury is stronger than when they reached the Euro 2016 semi-finals and denied there…

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Playing for Wales more exciting than playing for Real Madrid, says Bale

• Wales face Azerbaijan in crucial Euro 2020 qualifier on Saturday• ‘It’s like playing with your mates down the park’Gareth Bale has admitted he finds it more exciting to play for Wales than Real Madrid, a statement unlikely to be warmly received by hi…

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Telling Gareth Bale that Johnson is PM took away banterpocalypse’s sole survivor | Marina Hyde

The Real Madrid forward had been blissfully unaware that Boris Johnson was running the UK – but now the country has blown a prime cloning opportunity to reclaim its lost innocenceWhy did they do it? What honestly possessed the newspaper journalist who …

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Aaron Ramsey will miss Wales’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Slovakia

• Ryan Giggs says Ramsey could be fit to face Croatia• Gareth Bale – ‘I plan to score against Slovakia’The wait to see Aaron Ramsey end his 11-month hiatus from competitive action for Wales goes on after the Juventus midfielder was left at home by the …

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Joe Allen hails ‘talisman’ Gareth Bale as Wales look for swing in momentum

• Midfielder praises Bale for taking control in big moments• Azerbaijan winner comes after Real Madrid doubleJoe Allen has hailed Gareth Bale as a “superstar” and believes the Welshman will continue to deliver for Real Madrid in the same way he does fo…

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Gareth Bale says he is very happy to be called ‘the golfer’ at Real Madrid

• Bale says golf keeps him calmer and gives him a break• Troubles at Madrid not the worst time of his career, he insistsGareth Bale has admitted he is more than happy to be nicknamed the “golfer” at Real Madrid, following a comment that Thibaut Courtoi…

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Gareth Bale rescues Real Madrid but sees red in Villarreal draw

Gareth Bale twice came to Real Madrid’s rescue to salvage a 2-2 draw at Villarreal in La Liga on Sunday but the Wales forward ended the night in despair as he was sent off in added time for receiving two yellow cards.Real fell behind in the 11th minute…

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Zinedine Zidane ready to rely on ‘important’ Gareth Bale for Real Madrid

• Welsh forward set to stay after collapse of Jiangsu Suning deal• Eden Hazard out for several weeks with thigh injuryZinedine Zidane is ready to put his faith in Gareth Bale as the forward suddenly looks set to stay at Real Madrid.Bale was omitted fro…

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Gareth Bale saga is a spiteful tale in a window that has turned murky | Eni Aluko

The situation at Real Madrid is baffling and does no credit to Bale or Zinedine Zidane, while Neymar and Laurent Koscielny have not enhanced their reputations this summer eitherIt has been a transfer window full of the usual long-running sagas and occa…

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Gareth Bale upset with Florentino Pérez and sees no way out of Real Madrid

• Bale’s move to China blocked by Madrid president• Player sees little prospect of being selected by ZidaneGareth Bale sees no way out of Real Madrid after the apparent collapse of his move to China, with the forward concluding that Florentino Pérez, t…

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Gareth Bale’s proposed China move off as Real Madrid board block deal

• Welsh player had been set to join Jiangsu Suning• Player’s relations with Zidane had broken downGareth Bale looks set to remain at Real Madrid, a club that doesn’t want him, after the board blocked his lucrative transfer to China.The Welsh internatio…

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From Cardiff to Nanjing, via Madrid: Bale set for £1m-a-week China deal

Football world in shock as Gareth Bale quits Spain for record salary to help President Xi Jinping fulfil his sporting ambitionsThe footballing megastar Gareth Bale has won trophies galore in his coruscating career, not to mention the respect of his rug…

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Gareth Bale aims to have Beckham-like impact with move to Jiangsu Suning

• Welshman has until 31 July to complete China move• Relations with Zinedine Zidane entirely broken downGareth Bale believes he can be at the forefront of a football revolution in China should he complete his impending move to Jiangsu Suning.While the …

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Gareth Bale set to join Jiangsu Suning on £1m per week contract – reports

• Bale said to be near to agreeing terms with Chinese club• Zinedine Zidane made clear Real Madrid’s desire to sell himGareth Bale is close to completing a move to a Chinese club Jiangsu Suning that will see the Welshman earn close to £1m per week, acc…

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Gareth Bale’s highs and lows at Real Madrid – video report

After six years in the Spanish capital Gareth Bale’s days at Real Madrid look to be over, with Zinedine Zidane saying the Welsh winger can leave the club. Here is a look at the highs and lows from his time at the club where he won four Champions League…

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Gareth Bale could be a Real Madrid cult hero so why has it gone so wrong? | Jonathan Wilson

Bale is not exactly a victim but this sorry story of the modern super-player is fundamentally of Madrid’s own makingOn the one hand, the massive imbalances of wealth within football are a terrible thing. On the other, they can lead to deliciously ludic…