Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale looks set to miss the European champions decisive Champions League quarter-final, second leg against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday after scans confirmed a muscle injury in his left calf.
Real Madrid suffered a double injury blow as Spanish media reported on Sunday that both Gareth Bale and Luka Modric have been ruled out of their decisive Champions League quarter-final, second leg against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday.
Real Madrid kept up the chase behind FC Barcelona in the race for the BBVA Primera Liga title as goals from Sergio Ramos, James Rodriguez and Cristiano Ronaldo gave them a hard-fought win against Malaga, a media report said on Sunday.
Real Madrid suffered what could be a huge injury blow ahead of their Champions League quarter-final, second leg against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday as Gareth Bale hobbled off with an injury just five minutes into their La Liga clash with Malaga on Saturday.
Barcelona have little time to rest on their laurels after a stunning victory over Paris Saint-Germain in midweek as the Catalans quest for a treble continues when Valencia visit the Camp Nou on Saturday.
Atletico Madrid captain Gabi has called on UEFA to act if there is evidence Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal bit Atletico forward Mario Mandzukic in Tuesday`s Champions League quarter-final, first leg.
Holders Real Madrid and city rivals Atletico emerged from Tuesday`s tempestuous 0-0 Champions League quarter-final draw knowing that Real left back Marcelo and Atletico midfielder Mario Suarez are out of next week`s return leg.
Madrid giants Atletico and Real will renew hostilities at the Vicente Calderon in an epic Spanish quarter-final clash in the UEFA Champions League to be held on Tuesday. Also on the night Europe will witness Italian champions Juventus face a well knit Monaco side from France.
Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti insisted his side`s focus is on retaining the Champions League not gaining revenge over Atletico Madrid when the two sides meet for a seventh time this season in the first leg of their quarter-final on Tuesday.
Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres believes coach Diego Simeone`s clear understanding of the team`s weaknesses has been the key to their success as they seek revenge against Real Madrid on Tuesday for last season`s Champions League final defeat.
Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has said his side will be out to avenge the humiliation of their 4-0 defeat to Atletico Madrid in February when the sides meet in the Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday.