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Gareth Bale Will Finally Not Be Available, According to Cadena SER

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The Spanish radio station reported via José Ramón de la Morena that the Welsh player will not be able to participate in the derby.

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Cadena SER reported minutes ago that Gareth Bale has left the team's hotel after feeling that he's not ready to play today's derby. José Ramón de la Morena was the one reporting the news.

Still, take this wwith a grain of salt. Bale trained with the team on Monday and Tuesday and he seemed ready to feature in this match, although maybe not enough to play 90 minutes.

If the report is correct, expect Jesé Rodríguez to start the match on Real Madrid's right wing after scoring yet another goal against Athletic Bilbao. He's doing a great job so far and he could definitely be a threat to Emiliano Insúa, Filipe Luis' replacement.

Bale has missed a couple of weeks since he was injured against Granada. He's still strugglingwith with injuries after not having a preseason. If he doesn't feel right, Real Madrid should not rush him in order to have the Welsh attacker fully ready for what will be a tough end of the season.