UEFA Champions League: Real Madrid Striker Gareth Bale Doubtful for Liverpool F.C. Clash

Gareth Bale suffered a muscle injury while playing for Wales last week and he was an unused substitute in Real Madrid's 5-0 win at Levante on Saturday.

updated: October 20, 2014 16:21 IST
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Real Madrid's Welsh forward Gareth Bale during a training session.


Madrid: Real Madrid footballer Gareth Bale is doubtful for Wednesday's Champions League away match against Liverpool FC at Anfield as he is struggling to shake off a muscle injury picked up on international duty with Wales.

A problem with his gluteus muscle will be tested on Tuesday to see if Bale will be able to make the trip but if he is unable to recover, his place in the side will be taken by Isco, who used the opportunity at the weekend to net Real Madrid's fifth goal against Levante in a 5-0 win, reports Xinhua.

The long-awaited game is the first since Liverpool beat Real Madrid 4-0 in last 16 of the competition in 2009 and it comes with the English side struggling for form while Real Madrid have produced some of their best performances in recent weeks, scoring goals almost at will.

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