Gareth Bale returns for Wales despite Real Madrid absence

Real Madrid star Gareth Bale started for Wales in their 2-0 Euro 2020 qualifier win in Azerbaijan.

Bale caused controversy in the Spanish capital this week after he joined up with Ryan Giggs' side, despite not playing for Zinedine Zidane's side since their 1-0 defeat to Real Mallorca on October 5.

The former Tottenham man was initially suffering with a calf injury, however Zidane has since declined to select his for club duty, and he was fit to play for Wales in Baku.

Wales fans made their feelings on Real Madrid's treatment of their captain clear, with 'Wales, Golf, Madrid…….in that order' Welsh flags on display inside the Bakcell Arena.

Bale completed 60 minutes for Giggs side, before being replaced by Juventus midfielder Aaron Ramsey. 

Goals from Kieffer Moore and Harry Wilson sealed a valuable three points for Wales, and they will qualify automatically for Euro 2020 if they beat Hungary in Cardiff on November 19.

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