Bale to miss both Champions League semis fixtures

Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale has been ruled out for three and four weeks of action, meaning he won’t be part of the Spanish side’s squad for the two-legged Champions League semi-finals against city rivals Atletico Madrid.

The Welshman limped out of Sunday’s El Clasico defeat to Barcelona in the 39th minute after a recurrence of an ankle injury, with raised eyebrows surrounding the decision to start him in the encounter.

Cadena Cope report he will now miss three weeks of actions but AS states that time frame is likely to be closer to one month, meaning he would miss the rest of the campaign apart from a Champions League final, should Los Blancos make it.

The 27-year-old now looks set to miss league fixtures against Deportivo, Valencia, Granada, Sevilla Celta Vigo and Malaga – with Madrid needing 16 points from their remaining six fixtures to guarantee the league title.

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