Gareth Bale Injured: El Clasico Status Update

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In the week leading up to El Clasico, Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale was rehabbing from a leg injury. After missing the last two matches, it wasn’t certain that he would play in the game against Barcelona.

But a solid week of practice led to the Wales star opting to give it a go Sunday.

However, that didn’t last long.

Bale hobbled off the field in the match in the 39th minute with what seemed to be a recurrence of his previous leg injury. Bale stretched out with his left leg to try and stop a piece of play from Barcelona’s offense, but it left him on the ground in serious pain.

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Bale was unable to return due to his injury and was replaced in the match by Asensio. He’s just the third British-born player to play in 100 La Liga games. The former Tottenham player has won two Champions League titles since joining Real Madrid, but hasn’t had a huge impact this season due to injuries. He has scored only nine goals in 25 appearances this season in La Liga.

After playing from 2007-2013 for Tottenham, Bale was transferred to Real Madrid, signing a six-year contract for an undisclosed fee. However, it’d been reported that the fee was a world record 100 million Euros (about $107 million USD).

In his four seasons playing for Real Madrid, Bale has tallied 54 goals in 99 appearances.