Zidane sweating over Bale ‘tweak’

Zinedine Zidane admits Gareth Bale “doesn’t feel so good” after the forward went off with “a tweak” during Real Madrid’s 2-1 win at Bayern Munich.

Ronaldo scored two away goals at Bayern in Tuesday’s Champions League quarter-final first leg to leave Madrid in a commanding position, but the result was overshadowed by a possible injury to Bale, who was replaced by Marco Asensio on the hour. 

“A tie is never decided in the first leg, but we played a good match. We probably could have scored one or two more goals, but we’re very happy,” the Coach told UEFA’s official website after the game.

“We showed the willingness to get a good result after the first half. If we had gone in at 2-0, it may have been a different match.

“But we showed patience and managed to get an equaliser at the start of the second half.

“From then on, it was a different game; we showed more personality and won the ball back better.

“Of course, it was easier with 11 against 10, but we also have to acknowledge how many saves Neuer had to make.

“It’s not easy to play here. They have great players and are a great team. But we still needed to play well in the second half.

“I can’t say that a third goal would have decided the tie already. We’ll see about that next week.

“Cristiano was happy with his goals, but not so happy because he had chances to score even more.

“Gareth Bale felt a tweak at half time and I didn’t want to take any risks. He doesn’t feel so good, we hope it’s nothing major.

“But I’m happy with the substitution and with Marco Asensio’s performance.”

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