Real Madrid is set to say goodbye to their Wales-international star Gareth Bale at the end of this season as he ended his final game on the bench.
He was just a mere spectator in the last match against Real Betis after getting picked up in the squad but unfortunately couldn’t make his way into the pitch for the last time. Carlo Ancelotti didn’t choose to pick him as the team’s substitute for one last time as it happened to be a sad farewell for the Welshman.
Gareth Bale will have a final game in his hand to make a return to the pitch as Real Madrid will play Liverpool in the champions league final next week which could mark his farewell game.
Despite making a small 16 minutes appearance in Madrid’s last 14 games in all competitions, Bale will be available for the final game against Liverpool in Paris as he is looking to equal Cristiano Ronaldo’s record of featuring in five UCL finals.
Gareth Bale scored two brilliant goals against the same opponent in the 2017/18 champions league final with an excellent bicycle kick replicating Ronaldo’s goal from the semi-final against Juventus in the same year.
Bale won the Man of the Match in the final of the UCL and lifted his 4th UCL glory. Despite less chance of Bale playing in the UCL final, he would look to equal Ronaldo’s record of scoring in three UCL finals.
Gareth Bale at Real Madrid- Statistics and Career
Gareth Bale signed for the Spanish side back in 2013 from Tottenham as the Welshman received the then world-record transfer fee of £85.3 million which put him above Cristiano Ronaldo.
Since wearing the no. 11 jersey for the Los Blancos, he made a total appearance of 256, scored 106 goals, and won 18 trophies for the club since his arrival at the Bernabeu. He also made 67 assists during his time and has won several trophies for the club.
Gareth Bale scored in the Copa Del Ray final against Barcelona and in the champions league final against Atletico Madrid and clinched both the trophies in his first season. He was a part of the trio named BBC including Bale, Benzema, and Ronaldo, and they scored 97 goals collectively in his debut season. He won 4 UCL trophies with the Los Blancos side and three La Liga trophies including this season’s victory.