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#Gareth Bale

# gareth-bale - Friday 21 April, 2017

Are Real Madrid better off without Gareth Bale?

The Welsh star faces a race against time to be fit for Sunday’s potentially title-deciding La Liga clash with Barcelona.

# gareth-bale - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

'I'd prefer Ronaldo on the bench, Benzema in the stands and Bale at home'

Carlo Ancelotti admits Real Madrid are strong without their iconic attacking trio, but would rather not see them start the game.

# gareth-bale - Saturday 25 March, 2017

Bale could have broken my leg, says O'Shea

Manager Chris Coleman defended the Real Madrid star’s challenge.

Chris Coleman: 'Your boys are not coming off with halos on their heads'

The Wales manager insisted red carded Neil Taylor is “not that type of player”.

# gareth-bale - Friday 24 March, 2017

Stage is set for an enthralling night and the Ireland-Wales pre-match talking points

Can the Boys in Green deal with the absentees? Will James McCarthy get the nod? Would Wales be happy with a draw…?

# gareth-bale - Thursday 23 March, 2017

What happened to Stephen Ireland? Enigma This post contains videos

What happened to Stephen Ireland?

10 years on from his winning goal against Wales at Croke Park, the Stoke star has become one of Irish football’s most elusive figures.

# gareth-bale - Tuesday 21 March, 2017

View from Wales: 'People will be wary of Shane Long'

Welsh football journalist Chris Wathan gives an insight into Ireland’s Group D rivals ahead of Friday’s match.

# gareth-bale - Saturday 4 March, 2017

Benzema puts Ronaldo-less Madrid back on top

Real were 3-0 up inside half an hour as the French striker scored twice.

# gareth-bale - Thursday 2 March, 2017

Watch: Gareth Bale gets first red card of Real career for lashing out but insists he didn't deserve it Red Rage This post contains videos

Watch: Gareth Bale gets first red card of Real career for lashing out but insists he didn't deserve it

The Wales star has since apologised for the incident even though he feels hard done by.

# gareth-bale - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

3-1 down with four minutes left, Ronaldo rescues Real Madrid with crucial brace in thriller

Zinedine Zidane’s side also had Gareth Bale sent-off.

# gareth-bale - Sunday 26 February, 2017

Bale on the scoresheet as Madrid storm back to take vital win

Bale on the scoresheet as Madrid storm back to take vital win

Despite falling two goals behind in the second half, Los Blancos’ stormed all the way back to take a much-needed win on the road.

# gareth-bale - Saturday 25 February, 2017

'Madrid would be crazy to pay Bale money for Alli'

Michel Salgado has doubts about the midfielder’s mentality and believes a deal should only be done if the asking price comes down.

# gareth-bale - Saturday 18 February, 2017

Wales star Bale marks Real Madrid comeback with a goal after 3-month lay-off

With five weeks to the World Cup qualifier against Ireland, the 27-year-old came off the bench to score in a 2-0 win over Espanyol today.

# gareth-bale - Wednesday 15 February, 2017

Roy Keane: 'I expected Gareth Bale to be fit - but we'll be ready for him'

The Ireland assistant boss says they’ll be “up against a very, very good team” when Wales come to Dublin.

# gareth-bale - Sunday 12 February, 2017

Boost for Wales ahead of Ireland showdown as Bale returns to training early

The Real Madrid superstar has been out of action since November with an ankle injury.

# gareth-bale - Sunday 25 December, 2016

'I thought Ronaldo, Bale and Kroos could join Man United'

David Moyes was appointed in 2013 and been ready to act ambitiously in the market targeting players of the highest calibre.

# gareth-bale - Saturday 24 December, 2016

'In my kindest calculations, I hadn't got Ireland in this position. It's a fantastic place to be'

Former striker and Sky Sports pundit Niall Quinn has seen this group of players grow and mature under Martin O’Neill.

Moyes claims Man United's 'great traditions' have gone as he prepares for Old Trafford return

The former Manchester United manager also says the club wanted to sign Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Toni Kroos when he was in charge.

# gareth-bale - Thursday 1 December, 2016

Gareth Bale's chances of being fit to face Ireland are looking increasingly unlikely

Madrid sports daily AS reported the Welshman is unlikely to return before April.

# gareth-bale - Thursday 24 November, 2016

Ankle surgery puts Gareth Bale in doubt for World Cup qualifier against Ireland

The Wales attacker’s injury looks set to rule him out for up to four months.

# gareth-bale - Wednesday 23 November, 2016

El Clásic-no! Bale a major injury doubt for Real Madrid's showdown with Barca

Real Madrid travel to the Camp Nou on 3 December.

# gareth-bale - Saturday 19 November, 2016

'You just need to get into players' minds, and say to them: We can do this.'

Martin O’Neill says his players are growing in confidence owing to recent positive results.

# gareth-bale - Saturday 12 November, 2016

Serbia-Wales draw completes perfect day for Group D leaders Ireland Permutations This post contains videos

Serbia-Wales draw completes perfect day for Group D leaders Ireland

Gareth Bale’s powerful strike from the edge of the area was not enough to earn his side a victory.

# gareth-bale - Thursday 10 November, 2016

I'm not worth €100 million, says PSG star

Marco Verratti has voiced his surprise at the continuing rise of transfer fees.

# gareth-bale - Sunday 6 November, 2016

Bale scores twice as Real Madrid extend their lead at the top of La Liga

But Cristiano Ronaldo’s dip in form continues.

# gareth-bale - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

Bale scores Real Madrid's fastest-ever Champions League goal in 6-goal thriller Take A Bow This post contains videos

Bale scores Real Madrid's fastest-ever Champions League goal in 6-goal thriller

Legia Warsaw held the current European champions to a 3-3 draw behind closed doors.

# gareth-bale - Monday 31 October, 2016

Bale to earn more than €115m in next six years after signing new Real deal

The winger will take home as much as €390,000 a week after tax.

# gareth-bale - Sunday 30 October, 2016

Gareth Bale signs new deal, keeping him at the Bernabéu until 2022

The Wales international has confirmed his future at Madrid.

# gareth-bale - Saturday 22 October, 2016

'Gareth Bale, Theo Walcott, they're no different from Brian O’Driscoll'

Former England rugby coach Clive Woodward says top athletes are always obsessive regardless of the sport they compete in.

# gareth-bale - Sunday 9 October, 2016

Good news for Ireland as Wales drop points at home to Georgia

Perhaps the Boys in Green’s 1-0 win at home to Vladimir Weiss’ side was not so bad after all.

# gareth-bale - Monday 5 September, 2016

Bale fires Euro stars Wales in Moldova stroll

Elsewhere in Ireland’s group…

# gareth-bale - Thursday 25 August, 2016

Ronaldo beats Bale and Griezmann to Best Player in Europe award

Lionel Messi was well down the pecking order by his standards, in fifth.

# gareth-bale - Sunday 21 August, 2016

No Ronaldo and no Benzema is no problem for Real Madrid as Bale stars in 3-0 win

Los Blancos eased to a comfortable win over Real Sociedad in their first league match of the season.

# gareth-bale - Monday 8 August, 2016

Zidane's teenage son included in Real Madrid squad for tomorrow's Uefa Super Cup

The 18-year-old goalkeeper has been called up, but Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo are among the players absent for the meeting with Sevilla.

# gareth-bale - Friday 5 August, 2016

Lionel Messi snubbed for UEFA Best Player in Europe Award final nominations

The winner will be announced on 25 August, the day of the draw for the Champions League group stage.

# gareth-bale - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

Ronaldo and Bale showed each other the respect they deserve after the final whistle tonight

Much has been made of the pair’s rivalry, but their post-match actions suggested there were no personal problems between the two.

Aaron Ramsey loss key and more Wales-Portugal talking points

Plus, why history-maker Cristiano Ronaldo was a class apart this evening.

Bale-v-Ronaldo and more Euro 2016 talking points

Plus, can France get over their Germany complex?

# gareth-bale - Tuesday 5 July, 2016

Uefa not happy about Bale daughter on pitch

“There should be a certain order. There are also certain safety issues behind it.”

Do you agree with our Euro 2016 team of the quarters?

Manuel Neuer and a number of other German players feature in our picks from the last-eight matches.

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