MADRID, Jan 18: Real Madrid will be without captain Sergio Ramos and forward Gareth Bale for Saturday’s La Liga match against Sevilla but are boosted by the return of top scorer Karim Benzema after he recovered from a muscle strain.
France’s legendary Le Mans race, the central contest depicted in James Mangold’s 'Ford v Ferrari,' runs more than 3,000 miles over the course of 24 hours. But that’s nothing compared to the distance Christian Bale had to cover coming off playing Dick Cheney in “Vice.”
KIEV, MAY 27: Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale scored a jaw-dropping overhead kick and a long distance strike to give them a 3-1 win over Liverpool in the Champions League final on Saturday, delivering a remarkable third consecutive title for the Spaniards.
MADRID, Nov 7: With Karim Benzema out injured and Cristiano Ronaldo playing below expectations again, Gareth Bale got the job done for Real Madrid with two goals against Leganes on Sunday. Not to be outdone, Lionel Messi scored his 500th goal for Barcelona as the Catalan club won a thriller against Sevilla.
CARDIFF, United Kingdom, Sept 4: Gareth Bale takes his first step on the road to World Cup qualification with Wales against Moldova on Monday and manager Chris Coleman believes he is still getting better.
BARCELONA, Aug 22: Gareth Bale scored twice to help Real Madrid start the Spanish league with a 3-0 victory at Real Sociedad, while Atletico Madrid was held 1-1 after conceding a last-gasp goal to Alaves on Sunday.
BORDEAUX, FRANCE, June 12: Two weeks on from winning the Champions League for the second time in three seasons with Real Madrid, Gareth Bale played a pivotal role as Wales made a triumphant return to a major competition following a 58-year absence.
It was Bale who put Wales ahead in the 10th minute with a curling free kick and who was the driving force behind much of his team's attacking intent in its 2-1 victory on Saturday against Slovakia in a Group B match at the European Championship. His coach Chris Coleman was fulsome in his praise of the 26-year-old.