Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has played down the injury suffered by Welsh superstar Gareth Bale during his side’s impressive 3-2 comeback win over Villareal at the El Madrigal on Sunday evening.
Bale, who had just returned from an ankle injury after a few months on the sidelines and was making his first start in three months, had earlier scored to pull one back in the 64th minute for the Los Merengues after they had gone 2-0 down to goals from Manuel Trigueros and DR Congo striker Cedric Bakambu before limping off with just one minute of normal time remaining after appearing to land on his ankle awkwardly and he was subsequently replaced by Spanish international Lucas Vazquez.
goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and substitute Alvaro Morata completed a 3-2 turnaround for Real Madrid. Speaking afterwards in his post-match press conference, Real Madrid boss Zidane disclosed that the injury that forced off the previously mentioned Bale was only a knock and its nothing more serious than that.
With the win, Real Madrid (55 points) moved above arch rivals Barcelona (54 points) to return to the top of the Spanish La Liga table despite playing one game less as the race for the league title hots up.
PIQUE SLAM OFFICIAL OVER MADRID PENALTY
Loudmouth Barcelona defender Gérard Pique has slammed Spanish league officials after a controversial penalty decision that aided title rivals Real Madrid in overturning a 2-0 deficit to secure a 3-2 victory at stubborn Villareal in a week 24 league clash at the Estadio de La Ceramica.
With the scoreline at 2-1 in favour of the home side Villareal, midfielder Bruno Soriano was controversially penalised for handball in the penalty spot and Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo tucked away from the penalty to level matters and also become the highest penalty scorer in the competition. Real Madrid went on to seal the win with an
Real Madrid went on to seal the win with an 83rd-minute header from substitute Alvaro Morata. After the events at Villareal, Spanish international Pique took to his Twitter account to bare his mind towards Spanish La Liga officials as he pointed out their favouritism towards Real Madrid at the expense of Barcelona.