Osasuna 1-4 Real Madrid: the men of Zinedine Zidane remain the top of LaLiga after an emphatic victory while Gareth Bale starts the rare competition
- Real Madrid won 4-5 on Sunday 1 in Osasuna to move six points away from Barcelona
- Unai Garcia gave the hosts a deserved 14-minute lead with a powerful header
- Isco hit the equalizer 19 minutes later and Sergio Ramos scored for the break. Vazquez stood up for Gareth Bale after the second League start of the Wales star in 2020
Real Madrid turned an uncomfortable path against fighting against Osasuna in a routine victory when they took another step to regain the title.
The side of Zinedine Zidane knew that this was a potential error and after 14 minutes they were behind. Unai Garcia dives from an angle of 12 meters a corner past Thibaut Courtois. But Madrid kept their head and was fast level.
Gareth Bale was in the team for his first start in the competition since January 4 and at 33 minutes he was involved with the equalizer. His shot was half blocked and when it saluted to the impressive Isco balloon and past Sergio Herrera to make it 1-1.
Sergio Ramos gave Real Madrid the lead, up close when Luka Modric came up close and deep angle was returned over the face of the goal by Casemiro.
The fiery fans of Osasuna were furious. Ramos had previously left with a terrible challenge on Ruben Garcia. The captain should have been carded and the card could have been red, but the error on Ruben Garcia's left ankle remained unpunished and now he had risen to nod his team in the lead.
Ramos was not the last border challenge of the game. Nacho Vidal flew in to Fede Valverde and received a yellow card. And Inigo Perez then went into Lucas Vazquez late and, like Ramos, was not even warned.
Lucas put daylight in between Real Madrid and Osasuna. The substitute, who replaced Bale in 70 minutes, got the third with five minutes.
Modric played Karim Benzema through the middle and cleverly delayed his pass, waiting for Lucas to run after the Osasuna defense and shoot past Herrera who got a hand on the shot but didn't hit the ball could hold.
Luka Jovic put the icing on the cake for Madrid. The Serbian struggled for goals, but as a late substitute, he shot the ball into the net to make it 4-1 at 92 minutes from the pass of Fede Valverde
The Modric conductor had played in Valverde. He had run the game from midfield and made a difficult game easy.
With the Croatian finding his best form, Jovic involved in the goals, and Bale back, everything comes together for Zidane with Manchester City on the horizon.
& # 39; This is a difficult program just to listen to this sound, & # 39; Casemiro said after the game while the Osasuna supporters brought their beaten team to serenade. It would have been difficult on paper, but in the field the professionalism and efficiency of Madrid had yielded everything except.
Gareth Bale wanted to make Chinese football great & # 39; after he made an offer that & # 39; impossible to refuse & # 39; was before Real Madrid refused the offer to sell him, according to agent … and he WILL NOT move to Premier League
- Gareth Bale reportedly wanted to raise Chinese football & # 39; after an offer
- Welsh star received an offer from an unnamed club that & # 39; impossible & # 39; was to refuse & # 39;
- His agent, Jonathan Barnett, insists that the former Tottenham star will not leave
- Bale was strongly linked to a return to North London, but negotiations collapsed in
- And Barnett admitted that a second Premier League spell now seems unlikely
Gareth Bale was determined to magnify & # 39; Chinese soccer & # 39; after receiving a lucrative offer from an unnamed team, according to his agent.
The international Wales seemed to be leaving Real Madrid in the summer, only for the club to reject the large cash offer, despite the willingness of Zinedine Zidane to allow Bale To leave.
And Jonathan Barnett admitted that although Bale had set his heart on a move to Asia, the rumor Tottenham target is likely to remain at the Bernabeu this year.
The winger, who is without contract in 2022, was offered another escape route from Madrid by a club from the Chinese Super League – only for Real to reject the approach.
Barnett told AS : & he was offered an offer that was impossible to refuse. But Real Madrid would not sell it. They [the Chinese club] could not afford what Madrid wanted.
& # 39; He wanted to create an inheritance. He wanted to raise Chinese football. He had a vision that he could make Chinese football great. He has won everything he can win, and he has done it many times. But it wouldn't be like that … And the money was special too. It would have made him the best-paid player on the planet.
& # 39; He doesn't want to go anywhere. China was something completely different. He plays for Real Madrid, you know. & # 39;
Tottenham is supposed to have negotiated with Real Madrid on a return to Bale, although the deal collapsed with the 30-year-old who did not want to pay to force the movement.
But Barnett believes that a return to the Premier League is now unlikely, because Bale's experiences in Madrid are likely to cause the Welshman to choose an equally lavish lifestyle as part of his next career move.
He added: “It's what his lifestyle wants. He loves Madrid. His children have been around since they were babies, they speak Spanish, believe it or not. The entire lifestyle is fantastic.
I was there two days ago in Madrid, it was 15 degrees, beautiful. It is ice cold here. If you are one of the best football players you have ever played, why do you want … & # 39;
Bale was forced to watch from the stands while Real was taken by Real Sociedad from the Copa del Rey beaten earlier this week, with the fissuring superstar who left the stadium eight minutes before the end of the collision.
But despite the tense relationship between Bale and the fanbase of the club, Barnett defended his client.
& # 39; He wants to avoid traffic, he wants to go home. He is not in the team and he wants to go home, & he said to AS.
& # 39; You can't kill him for that. They lost and he was very upset. & # 39;
Gareth Bale returns to Real Madrid to visit Osasuna while Zinedine Zidane denies gulf between him and the Wales superstar … but Eden Hazard remains wounded
Gareth Bale is back in the Real Madrid team for the first time in more than a month after recording for Sunday's game in Osasuna, although Eden Hazard did not make the team while continuing its team restoring a ankle injury.
Bale, Real & # 39; s signing the record, last played in the league in a 3-0 win over Getafe on January 4, but missed the Spanish Super Cup due to illness and then injured his ankle in the victory of Copa del Rey in Unionistas de Salamanca.
He returned to training shortly thereafter, but was ignored for last week's victory over Atletico Madrid and the quarter-final defeat of Copa del Rey by Thursday's Real Sociedad.
But coach Zinedine Zidane said there was no problem between him and the 30-year-old Wales International Bale, who is the club has helped win four Champions League titles during his time in the Spanish capital, but continues to share the support of the club.
& # 39; I have to make a squadron list and sometimes it is not in it, but there is no problem, it is not a lack of respect, & # 39; Zidane told a press conference prior to the Osasuna competition, before revealing his team.
& # 39; We are still counting on him and he wants to fight for his place in the team. He hasn't been on the team lately, but we still count on him, we know what he can give us. & # 39;
Hazard, who Re already signed for 100 million euros ($ 109.43 million) when he joined in June, is more than two weeks back in training after injuring his ankle against Paris St Germain on November 26, but is still not in the team after missing the Atletico game.
Real topped the standings with a three-point lead over Barcelona's closest challengers, but will be looking for a response after losing 4-3 at home to Sociedad to leave the Copa del Rey, which is their first defeat was in a competition since October.
Brazilian midfielder Casemiro also returns to the team to visit Osasuna after missing the Real Sociedad defeat with a knock, as winger Lucas Vazquez and defender Dani Carvajal.
& # 39; He wants to avoid traffic and come home & # 39 ;: Gareth Bale & # 39; s agent Jonathan Barnett insists that fans of Real Madrid cannot & # 39; kill & # 39; for prematurely leaving the Bernabeu while watching from the stands
The 30-year-old was completely excluded by the Madrid squad for the Copa del Rey collision and watched from the stands while the leaders of [LaLiga were eliminated.
Bale was seen in his car and left the ground with eight minutes to play, missing Nacho & # 39; s injury time goal and a late red card.
He wants to avoid traffic, he wants to go home. He is not in the squad and he wants to go home, & Bale & # 39; s agent told Jonathan Barnett AS .
& # 39; You can't kill him for that. They lost and he was very upset. & # 39;
Bale & # 39; s relationship with Madrid fans shows no signs of recovery, with the winger also out of favor with boss Zinedine Zidane.
He has only had 12 LaLiga appearances in another season with injuries, but was contesting clashes against Real Zaragoza, Atletico Madrid and Real Sociedad by Zidane's own decisions.
After a failed attempt to unload Bale, Zidane put his faith in the winger, but their relationship was soured again.
According to Marca the legendary Frenchman is now also not impressed with Bale & # 39; s efforts on the training field, which could extend his spell beyond the sidelines.
& # 39; He is very happy with life & # 39 ;: the agent from Gareth Bale insists that he & # 39; have at least two more years & # 39; will be in Real Madrid despite exit talk
The winger was the subject of interest from the former club Tottenham in January, but the move allegedly ended because Spurs was unable to meet his financial requirements.
Bale watched from the stands when his side fell in a shock Copa del Rey exit to Real Sociedad, before being eight minutes from the end of the match.
Barnett told Cuatro: He will be there for at least another two years, so there's nothing to worry about. & # 39;
He added that Bale & # 39; is fine, he is very happy with life and everything is very good & # 39 ;.
He said: & # 39; I think other people are worried.
& # 39; I think that Mr Zidane and Mr Bale now have a very good relationship. It is fine. & # 39;
Since moving to Bernabeu in 2013, Bale has won one La Liga title, one Copa del Rey, four Champions League crowns and one supercup.
The 30-year-old is also on his way to Euro 2020 this summer to help Wales with his country's qualification.
Gareth Bale quickly leaves during Real Madrid's 4-3 defeat to Real Sociedad when the side of Zinedine Zidane from the Copa del Rey crashed
- Real Madrid became 4 -3 reports by Real Sociedad in the Copa del Rey
- Martin Odergaard, who is on loan to Sociedad, scored against his parent club
- Madrid star Gareth Bale was seen leaving the ground 10 minutes before full time
- Real Madrid club rules say that non-team players may leave early
Gareth Bale made a hasty exit while his teammates were still playing Real Sociedad in their 4-3 defeat on Thursday evening.
The side of Zinedine Zidane crashed out of the Copa del Rey when borrower Martin Odergaard scored to pile up the misery on the Santiago Bernebeu.
With eight minutes on the clock, the 30-yea r-old was seen in his car that left the Bernebeu. Spanish outlet AS shared video footage of the attacker driving away in his Audi.
Bale watched from the sidelines, with club rules that stipulate that non-participating players may leave games after the 80 minutes.
It is not the first time that the former Spurs man leaves the ground for the first time. In January 2019, Bale fled the ground after a new defeat in the hands of Real Sociedad. On that occasion he left 12 minutes before the final whistle.
Zidane fielded a strong team for Sociedad on Thursday day, with names like Sergio Ramos, Vinicius Jr., Karim Benzema and Toni Kroos mentioned in the first eleven.
However, they were unable to reverse the 1-0 first left deficit, with Sociedad running out of winners. Former Arsenal captain Nacho Monreal stood next to Odergaard for the visitors, as did former Manchester United youth Adnan Januzaj.
Barcelona was also packed after being lost to Atletico Bilbao to further widen the gap between Lionel Messi and the club heads.
Wales, golf, ESPORTS and then Madrid, Gareth? Welsh star Bale focuses on FIFA eClub World Cup launching its own online gaming team
- Gareth Bale has launched his own eSports team for the FIFA eClub World Cup
- ] The star of Real Madrid and Wales ventures into the world of online gaming
- His team, Ellevens Esports participates to various gaming tournaments
- Fans are already making a joke Bale will present his new venture for Real
- Christian Fuchs, Mesut Ozil and Ruud Gullit also have invested in eSports
De Welshman is co-owner of the eSports franchise together with 38 Entertainment Group, with the team founded by investor Jonathan Kark and former footballer Larry Cohen.
The 30- year old invited gamers from all over the world to participate in a talent hunt where they would have the opportunity to sign a professional contract with Ellevens Esports .
& # 39; There are similarities between football and eSports in that real dedication and sacrifice is needed to reach the top of your game, "Bale said in a statement.
The announcement on Monday saw fans joke that Bale's new business venture would be ahead of its current club Real Madrid, referring to the fact that last November he celebrated a Euro 2020 qualification from Wales with a banner with the text: & # 39; Wales. Golf. Madrid. In that order. & # 39;
The banner raged Real fans and the Spanish media, who continued to question Bale's priorities and loyalty to the club .
However, the possibility of switching to eSports seems sensible given the exponential growth of the sport.
Prize money in eSports has grown in recent years and last year, American teenager Kyle Giersdorf won over £ 2.3 million ($ 3 million) after taking the top prize in a Fortnite tournament – more than the prize money that is offered at Wimbledon or the Masters.
That said, Bale is not the first football player to enter the sport.
Leicester City fully returned Christian Fuchs became the first Premier League star to launch its own team, NoFuchsGiven in 2018.
Together with Fuchs, Arsenal star launched Mesut Ozil his own team, while football legend Ruud Gullit also jumped on the eSports bandwagon.
Fuchs said last year: & The attraction of eSports is a part of everyday life now. Fortnite and FIFA are discussed in the same way that we are talking about football and rugby.
& # 39; [Fortnite streamer] Ninja is as big a star as Messi and Ronaldo, so I realized how professional and competitive [professional gamers] is, just as I am with everything I do. & # 39;
Apart from FIFA, Bale & # 39; s Ellevens are also planning to expand to other eSports multiplayer platforms such as Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Fortnite and Rocket League.
The FIFA eClub World Cup offers a total prize pool of £ 76,000 ($ 100,000) and a chance to earn Global Series Rankings points that players can use to qualify for the FIFA eWorld Cup in July.
& # 39; For most clubs, he is not financially good & # 39 ;: the agent from Gareth Bale insists that there is & # 39; no chance & # 39; is for a return to Tottenham in January … and Welsh & # 39; believes there is still a future at Real Madrid & # 39;
- Spurs had & # 39; no chance & # 39; to sign Gareth Bale in January, according to his agent
- Real Madrid star was linked to a shock return to Tottenham on deadline day
- His agent, Jonathan Barnett, claims that most clubs could not afford the Welshman
- Barnett happily insisted on Real and still has a future with the club
However, no movement came to fruition with Bale & # 39; s mammoth £ 600,000 – a weekly wage appears to be a huge stumbling block for both parties.
With the transfer window now closed, Bale agent Jonathan Barnett has insisted that there had never been any negotiations between Spurs and his client and that the Premier League outfit could not pay his wages .
When asked if Tottenham approached Bale for a move, Barnett talkSPORT : & # 39; No. [Levy] may have [visited Madrid] it is not up to me to say whether he did it or not.
& # 39; Gareth is very happy there. And let's be realistic: for most clubs it is not good enough financially.
& # 39; It is all well and good to say "give up that money and go and play somewhere else", but it is not all about money. It is about his lifestyle and his children, who grew up in Madrid.
& I think people don't know anything about what's going on. People write articles, make comments and have no idea what they are talking about, and they would probably not do it themselves [leave Real Madrid]. & # 39;
Bale currently has two and a half years on his contract with Real and is planning to stay in Madrid.
& # 39; It's not up to me, but Gareth believes there is still a future at Real Madrid, & # 39; Barnett continued.
& # 39; His family is very happy and settled and he has a nice lifestyle so that he can choose where he wants to play. & # 39;
Tottenham forced to abolish a bold bid to bring Gareth Bale back to the club, despite sending representatives to Spain to convince Real Madrid to sell
Tottenham has admitted defeat in their ambitious trick to fight. bring Gareth Bale back to the club.
Sportsmail announced on Thursday how Spurs had conducted talks with Real Madrid about the possibility of resigning Wales internationally, although there was mainly pessimism about their chances because of Bale & # 39; s mammoth £ 600,000 wages per week.
Nevertheless, the club in North London has really made an effort to secure the most shocking transfer of the January window.
Tottenham, it is understood, even went to send representatives to Madrid to negotiate a possible deal with their real counterparts.
With Bale reluctant to take a wage cut – and Spurs knew they couldn't match his wages – the Premier League club knew they had to be creative in structuring a deal that would suit all parties used to be.
An option would have paid Tottenham Real a fee of about £ 45 million for Bale, which would then be repaid directly to the Welshman, whose current deal expires in 2022, with Tottenham then paying the attacker his £ 31 million salary loss over a two and a half year agreement.
There was a certain amount of hope so late on Thursday that a deal was possible, but the finances associated with the deal turned out to be too expensive.
Jose Mourinho was fully behind the club's attempts to sign Bale after he identified the Southampton academician during his time at Manchester United.
Tottenham now & # 39; believe they can get a deal TODAY for Gareth Bale & # 39; after Daniel Levy Real Madrid tried to charm to move January
The Welsh superstar left the club in 2013 for what was then a world transfer fee of £ 85 million.
Spurs have not yet agreed on compensation for the winger and his amazing contract of £ 500,000 per week can prove to be a bottleneck.
Tottenham Chairman Daniel Levy reportedly traveled to Madrid for talks with his Real Madrid counterpart Florentino Perez to deal for the 30-year-old.