Wales manager wants Real Madrid not to play Gareth Bale this weekened

Bale heads back to Spain after national duty, with Coleman warning he was still short of full fitness given Tuesday's appearance was his first match action since July.

updated: September 11, 2013 14:49 IST
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Cardiff: Wales manager Chris Coleman has said it would be "dangerous" if Real Madrid attempt to play Gareth Bale for the whole of their match against Villarreal on Saturday.

Bale was on the field for the final 32 minutes of Wales' 3-0 defeat by Serbia in Cardiff on Tuesday, a result that dropped Coleman's men to the bottom of the European zone World Cup qualifying Group A table.

The 24-year-old had been a pre-match doubt because of a groin problem.

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