Why Gareth Bale will miss Real Madrid’s return to the Bernabeu.


Due to a hamstring injury acquired during training, Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale will miss the club’s first home game at the Bernabeu for 18 months.

When the coronavirus epidemic hit Europe in March 2020, Real decided to cease playing games at the Bernabeu and instead play at the Alfredo Di Stefano stadium, which is part of their Valdebebas training facility.

Los Blancos are back at the Bernabeu for Sunday night’s La Liga match against Celta Vigo, with restrictions loosening and fans permitted to attend games in restricted numbers in Spain. Bale, on the other hand, has started all three of Real’s league games since returning from a loan term this season from Tottenham.

Bale felt’some soreness’ in his right hamstring during Saturday’s training session for Carlo Ancelotti’s squad on the Bernabeu surface, according to AS. Bale will be out for at least the Celta Vigo match, with club medical staff awaiting test results to determine the severity of the ailment.

Bale’s Real Madrid career appeared to be finished when he was sacked by Zidane in the latter months of the previous campaign. He returned to the Premier League on loan in order to guarantee he would be ready for Wales’ Euro 2020 campaign, but Ancelotti has granted him a reprieve in Madrid.

In the summer of 2013, the Italian coach and Bale came in the Spanish capital at the same time, and they won the Champions League in their first season together.

So far this season, Ancelotti has favored a front three of Bale, Karim Benzema, and Vinicius Junior, however Eden Hazard started in place of the latter in the 3-3 draw with Levante.