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Real Madrid striker Gareth Bale undergoes successful ankle surgery

Real Madrid striker Gareth Bale undergoes successful ankle surgery

The 27-year-old forward has scored seven goals and set up three more in 16 starts for Real in all competitions this season.

Gareth Bale, Real Madrid's talismanic striker, ruled out for at least a month with ankle injury

Gareth Bale, Real Madrid's talismanic striker, ruled out for at least a month with ankle injury

This is an injury which may or may not need surgery with the club explaining the treatment is "depending on the evolution" of the injury, but in the most optimistic of circumstances Bale will need around a month to recover.

Ankle injury rules Real Madrid star Gareth Bale out of blockbuster encounter with Barcelona

Ankle injury rules Real Madrid star Gareth Bale out of blockbuster encounter with Barcelona

Bale was forced off just before the hour mark of Real`s 2-1 win over Sporting Lisbon.

Champions League 2016: Real Madrid strike late on Cristiano Ronaldo's homecoming, progress to last 16

Champions League 2016: Real Madrid strike late on Cristiano Ronaldo's homecoming, progress to last 16

Real still need to beat Borussia Dortmund at home in two weeks` time to top Group F after the Germans thrashed Legia Warsaw 8-4.

Lionel Messi reaches 500-goal mark, Gareth Bale keeps Real Madrid top

Lionel Messi reaches 500-goal mark, Gareth Bale keeps Real Madrid top

Messi inspired a spirited Barca fightback fresh from a 3-1 defeat at Manchester City in the Champions League on Tuesday after a first-half dominated by Sevilla.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid's superstar, signs new five-year contract with club

Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid's superstar, signs new five-year contract with club

The reigning European champions, in all likelihood, will sign a five-year contract on Monday, which will keep him at Santiago Bernabeu until 2021.

Gareth Bale turns back on Premier League with mega Real Madrid deal

Gareth Bale turns back on Premier League with mega Real Madrid deal

Bale has enjoyed and endured plenty of ups and downs in his three seasons in the Spanish capital.

La Liga: Real Madrid's misfiring 'BBC' under pressure

La Liga: Real Madrid's misfiring 'BBC' under pressure

Atletico Madrid host Malaga after falling from top spot last week to fifth after losing 1-0 at Sevilla, their first defeat of the season in all competitions.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Sergio Aguero nominated for 2016 Ballon d'Or award

Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Sergio Aguero nominated for 2016 Ballon d'Or award

There is a high chance that in 2016 the award will remain in the hands of one of these La Liga top-flight players.

Gareth Bale, Real Madrid's talismanic forward, to extend contract till 2022: Report

Gareth Bale, Real Madrid's talismanic forward, to extend contract till 2022: Report

Ronaldo, Real`s all time top scorer, is poised to sign a four-year contract until 2020 while midfield playmaker Luka Modric is also about to be offered a new deal.

Real Madrid equal Barcelona's La Liga record with 2-0 win over Espanyol

Real Madrid equal Barcelona's La Liga record with 2-0 win over Espanyol

It was the 16th straight league victory for Madrid, going back to last season, thus matching Pep Guardiola`s Barcelona record in 2010-11 season.

Lionel Messi double leads five-star Barcelona past Leganes in Spain

Lionel Messi double leads five-star Barcelona past Leganes in Spain

Barca suffered a shock 2-1 home defeat to Alaves last weekend.

Ronaldo beats Bale, Griezmann to win second UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Ronaldo beats Bale, Griezmann to win second UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Ronaldo, 31, beat team-mate Gareth Bale and Antoine Griezmann to pick his second continental best player award in Monaco today.

UEFA Champions League 2016-17 draw; Player of the Year award ceremony — As it happened...

UEFA Champions League 2016-17 draw; Player of the Year award ceremony — As it happened...

Welcome to the Live Blog of the UEFA Champions League Group Stage draw, after which the announcement of Europe's Player of the Year will be made.

Injured Aaron Ramsey not in Chris Coleman's Wales squad

Injured Aaron Ramsey not in Chris Coleman's Wales squad

"When you`ve got a player as good as Aaron, take him out of any team and you are going to know about it," Coleman told a press conference.

Welshman Gareth Bale fires Real Madrid past Real Sociadad 3-0 in the opening encounter

Welshman Gareth Bale fires Real Madrid past Real Sociadad 3-0 in the opening encounter

Gareth Bale was picked despite having appeared in just one friendly in pre-season, but the Welshman got Madrid off to a flying start.

No Lionel Messi! Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Antoine Griezmann vie for UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

No Lionel Messi! Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Antoine Griezmann vie for UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

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

EPL transfer fees poised to break record; Arsene Wenger hits out

EPL transfer fees poised to break record; Arsene Wenger hits out

Last year was the first in which annual fees reached one billion pounds.

UNREAL: Five most expensive football transfers

UNREAL: Five most expensive football transfers

Italian champions Juventus splashed out 90 million euros to prise Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain away from Napoli.