Bale out of Villarreal

A muscle strain will keep Gareth Bale from playing a part in Villarreal’s visit to Real Madrid on Wednesday, Zinedine Zidane has confirmed.

It was reported on Tuesday morning that Bale hadn’t taken a full part in training, working only in the gym while his teammates were put through their paces, and Zidane revealed at a pre-match Press conference that Bale would miss the game against the Yellow Submarine.

The injury is described by Marca as ‘minor’ and more of a precaution than anything else, but Madrid have yet to issue a medical bulletin on the Wales international.

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