Gareth Bale misses three excellent chances - best Tweets and memes as as Real Madrid are dumped out of Champions League

Welsh winger should have scored at least one of the chances

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Gareth Bale had another night to forget as Real Madrid were dumped out of the Champions League semi-final by Italian champions Juventus.

Bale, who was heavily criticised after an awful performance in the first leg, was better than he was last week in Turin but had three excellent chances to get on the score sheet at the Bernabeu.

The chances all came in the second period, after Alvaro Morata put Juventus on the brink of a place in the final.

The first came with a Marcelo cut-back from the left, Bale striking at goal from close-range but Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini got a touch on the ball.

 

The next came minutes later as the ball rebounded back to the Welsh winger on the edge of the box, but he snatched at the effort and it flew wide.

His third chance was easily the best of the bunch, again Marcelo doing well down the left before a cross came in - Bale leapt way above Juve left back Patrice Evra, but the world's most expensive player couldn't keep his header down and it flew just over the bar.

Bale also had a really good long-range effort saved in the first-half by Gianluigi Buffon, but that was the only one of his five shots that found the target.

The game eventually finished 1-1 and Real Madrid were elimated. And then came the memes:

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