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Bale “50-50” for the match against Ireland

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Deportivo Alaves v Real Madrid CF - La Liga Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images

Real Madrid attacker Gareth Bale had to leave last Saturday’s match against Alaves with some discomfort and will miss the friendly match between Wales and Spain, coach Ryan Giggs announced today.

“Gareth has got a little bit of muscle fatigue and he won’t be involved against Spain,” said Giggs. ”We don’t want to take any risks and we are monitoring it every day.” “I would say he is 50-50 at the minute for the Ireland game,” he added.

”He had a scan last week, a couple of weeks ago with Real Madrid. We rescanned it and have done everything we can to get as much information. He feels good but we have to weigh up the risk whether he can be part of the game on Tuesday. There was a little bit on both scans - but there’s always something. We’re treating the symptoms but it’s nothing to worry about. Either way, I expect him to be fit for Madrid’s next game,” explained Giggs about the tests Bale had.

Luckily enough, it seems that Wales will be careful with Bale’s fatigue, although it would clearly be better for Madrid if the attacker could actually use these two weeks to rest and recover.