Gareth Bale will likely miss the return leg of the UEFA Champions League after leaving the match against Málaga on the third minute. There was no contact involved, meaning that Bale probably did not warm up properly. He walked out of the pitch but could barely walk, and that's not a positive sign towards his potential presence in the lineup against Atlético de Madrid.
Cristiano Ronaldo & Gareth Bale. pic.twitter.com/Ip78tdUOvK— RealEsparta™ (@RealEsparta) April 18, 2015
It will be very interesting to see how Ancelotti replaces Bale next Wednesday if needed. Benzema will likely recover from his knee problems in time, so the Italian coach might decide to start Isco just like today.
REPORT | Calf injury for Bale, considering Derby is just three days ahead, he is highly questionable for the Derby.— Lucas Navarrete (@LucasNavarreteM) April 18, 2015
Bale has been a crucial player for Real Madrid this season and his injury could be something hard to deal with for the coaching staff, especially given how badly Jesé has perform lately.