Rafael Benitez delighted with Gareth Bale double on Bernabeu bow
Rafael Benitez delighted with Gareth Bale double on Bernabeu bow

Real Madrid boss Rafael Benitez has hailed the impact made by Gareth Bale as the Welshman scored twice in Los Blancos 5-0 win over Real Betis on Saturday.

Gareth Bale double helps Rafael Benitez to first Madrid win
Gareth Bale double helps Rafael Benitez to first Madrid win

Gareth Bale silenced his critics by scoring twice as Rafael Benitez got his first win as Real Madrid coach with a 5-0 thrashing of Real Betis.

Gareth Bale returns to Real Madrid training
Gareth Bale returns to Real Madrid training

Star Welsh footballer Gareth Bale has returned to the Real Madrid training sessions in Valdebebas sports city, after recovering from a bruised left foot, and will be ready to start in next Saturday's La Liga tie against Real Betis.

Gareth Bale included as Wales push for Euro 2016 place
Gareth Bale included as Wales push for Euro 2016 place

 Gareth Bale has been included in Wales`s squad for next week`s European 2016 qualifiers against Cyprus and Israel as his country eyes an appearance at a first major football finals in more than 50 years.

Rafael Benitez tasked with bettering Gareth Bale and Barcelona
Rafael Benitez tasked with bettering Gareth Bale and Barcelona

When a visibly nervous Real Madrid president Florentino Perez was grilled by the media after sacking Carlo Ancelotti in May he comically responded that he "didn`t know" where the Italian had failed in his two years in charge.

Real Madrid's Rafa Benitez seeking balance between defence, attack
Real Madrid's Rafa Benitez seeking balance between defence, attack

In his first season in charge at Real Madrid, Rafa Benitez faces a delicate balancing act between allowing his formidable attack the freedom to perform and preventing opponents exploiting any defensive weakness.

Gareth Bale scores as Real Madrid meet Bayern Munich in Audi Cup final
Gareth Bale scores as Real Madrid meet Bayern Munich in Audi Cup final

Gareth Bale scored against former club Tottenham Hotspur as Real Madrid won 2-0 on Tuesday to set up a final against Bayern Munich in the pre-season Audi Cup friendly tournament in Germany.

Real Madrid keeper Kiko Casilla scores, saves in shootout against AC Milan
Real Madrid keeper Kiko Casilla scores, saves in shootout against AC Milan

Real Madrid goalkeeper Kiko Casilla scored with his side`s 11th penalty in a shootout, then saved from his 16-year-old AC Milan counterpart Gianluigi Donnarumma, to give the Spaniards the win after their friendly in Shanghai ended 0-0 on Thursday.

Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo rule as Real cruise past Inter
Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo rule as Real cruise past Inter

Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo put on a scintillating first-half show as Real Madrid cruised past Inter Milan 3-0 in the International Champions Cup in Guangzhou Monday.

James Rodriguez strike caps Real Madrid's 3-0 win over Inter Milan

James Rodriguez curled home a superb free kick to cap Real Madrid`s 3-0 win over Inter Milan in a friendly in Guangzhou on Monday.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic suggests to Angel Di Maria to move to PSG
Zlatan Ibrahimovic suggests to Angel Di Maria to move to PSG

Swedish football star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has urged Argentine international Angel Di Maria to complete his 46 million pounds move to Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and insisted that signing the Manchester United winger is a demonstration of the magnitude of the French club.

Beating City a step in right direction: Real's Bale
Beating City a step in right direction: Real's Bale

 Spanish football giants Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale believes beating a team like Manchester City "is a step in the right direction" but "not the most important thing right now".

Cristiano Ronaldo dazzles as Real Madrid rip Man City apart
Cristiano Ronaldo dazzles as Real Madrid rip Man City apart

Cristiano Ronaldo turned on a show as Real Madrid demolished Manchester City 4-1 before a record crowd in the International Champions Cup at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Friday.

AS Roma beat Real Madrid on penalties in International Champions Cup
AS Roma beat Real Madrid on penalties in International Champions Cup

Italy`s AS Roma beat Spanish giants Real Madrid in a penalty shootout after the International Champions Cup match failed to produce a goal in regulation time at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Saturday.

Welsh stars past and present heap praise on current crop
Welsh stars past and present heap praise on current crop

As Welsh football enjoys a run of success that has seen the side rise to 10th in the FIFA rankings, a former manager and leading light of the current squad believe qualification for the Euro 16 finals in France will be just reward for a golden generation.

No player has made any demands, says Rafa Benitez
No player has made any demands, says Rafa Benitez

New Real Madrid coach Rafael Benitez flatly denied that any of the players in his squad has asked specifically to play in a certain position on the pitch.

Real Madrid squad very hard to improve, says new coach Rafa Benitez
Real Madrid squad very hard to improve, says new coach Rafa Benitez

It will be "immensely difficult" for Real Madrid to improve their squad but they still plan to make more signings in the close season, new coach Rafa Benitez said on Monday.

Gareth Bale lost for words after historic Wales win
Gareth Bale lost for words after historic Wales win

Gareth Bale struggled to express his emotions after scoring the goal against Belgium that took Wales to within sight of their first major tournament since the 1958 World Cup.

Euro 2016 qualifiers: Gareth Bale secures famous Wales win, Italy held
Euro 2016 qualifiers: Gareth Bale secures famous Wales win, Italy held

Wales took a huge step towards ending their long wait to return to a major tournament finals as Gareth Bale`s strike secured a 1-0 win over Belgium in Cardiff in Euro 2016 qualifying on Friday.

Wales ready for moment in the spotlight, says Chris Coleman
Wales ready for moment in the spotlight, says Chris Coleman

Wales manager Chris Coleman says his players are relishing a rare moment in the spotlight as they prepare for Friday`s crucial Euro 2016 qualifier against Belgium.