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Video: Simon Rice and Jack de Menezes look ahead to Liverpool's huge test at the Bernabeu

Gareth Bale celebrates scoring Real Madrid’s second goal

Champions League round-up: Gareth Bale’s strike not enough for Real Madrid

Gareth Bale scored his first goal in the Champions League for Real Madrid, but the Spanish side still lost their 100 per cent record in Group B as they were held 2-2 by Juventus.

Gareth Bale celebrates after providing the assist for one of Cristiano Ronaldo's goals against Galatasaray

Gareth Bale could return for Real Madrid this weekend, claims president Florentino Perez

The world's most expensive player could turn out against Malaga in La Liga

Karim Benzema has been made available by Real Madrid for around £20m

Transfer news: Arsenal offered Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema for cut price £20m as they prepare Luis Suarez move

The Spanish club are confident that they can land the Liverpool striker in January and hope the sale of Benzema will fund the move

Rooney celebrates with newcomer Townsend

'Andros did great in a pressure game': Wayne Rooney hails Townsend's impressive England debut

Wayne Rooney set aside the obvious delight at his own resurgence to acclaim the talents of the remarkable Andros Townsend, the kid from nowhere driving England towards the World Cup.

Gareth Bale could require back surgery to correct a disc problem in his spinal column

Real Madrid deny report that Gareth Bale needs back surgery after suffering a 'small chronic protrusion in a spinal disc'

Spanish club claim that the world's most expensive player remains on course for his comeback from injury

FC Basle winger Mohamed Salah has emerged as a transfer target for Tottenham

Transfer news: Tottenham could continue spending with January move for FC Basle winger Mohamed Salah - reports

Spurs have already spent over £100m thanks to the money generated from the sale of Gareth Bale, and they are reported to be interested in the 21-year-old Egyptian

Gareth Bale celebrates after providing the assist for one of Cristiano Ronaldo's goals against Galatasaray

Roberto Carlos bucks the trend by claiming Gareth Bale IS worth £86m

Former defender says Real Madrid were right to break the world record transfer fee to sign the Welshman

Redknapp has claimed that Bale needed toughening up to become the success he is today

Harry Redknapp claims Gareth Bale was 'too soft to be a defender' and that he was more concerned with his hair when he joined Tottenham

Now the world's most expensive player, Redknapp has spoken of the transformation that got him to where he is today

Adnan Januzaj has not yet decided where his international future lies

Manchester United youngster Adnan Januzaj not ready to decide his international future, claims Belgium manager

18-year-old can play for Belgium, Albania and Turkey, while he could also qualify for England in 2016 on residency grounds

Vlad Chiriches of Tottenham dispossesses Lacina Traore of Anzhi Makhachkala

Andre Villas-Boas blasts Vlad Chiriches' agent for comment that Tottenham move is a stepping stone to future Chelsea switch

Spurs boss insists that the White Hart Lane outfit are not a feeder club for anyone and has spoken to the defender about his representatives comments

Gareth Bale assesses his injury at the Bernabeu

Gareth Bale likely to remain with Real Madrid despite being called up by Wales

The world's most expensive player is suffering with a thigh injury

The Sport Matrix: Friday 4 October 2013

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Cristiano Ronaldo and Angel Di Maria

Champions League: Angel Di Maria refuses to give up place as he and Cristiano Ronaldo score doubles for Real Madrid

The Spanish side beat FC Copenhagen 4-0 at the Bernabeu

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice as PSG beat Benfica
Gareth Bale assesses his injury at the Bernabeu

Real Madrid unable to name a comeback date for Gareth Bale after tests reveal winger is suffering with muscle contracture

The world's most expensive player has hardly featured since moving to the Bernabeu

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