Benzema, Bale left on Real bench as James starts for Bayern
Zinedine Zidane left out both Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema from Real Madrid's starting line-up for Wednesday's Champions League semi-final first leg at Bayern Munich.The holders started with Isco and Lucas Vazquez either side of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Bale with work to do against Bayern to repair relationship with Zidane
Gareth Bale's future will come under fresh scrutiny when Real Madrid face Bayern Munich in the first leg of the Champions League semi-finals on Wednesday.
I have no problem with Bale, says Zidane
Zinedine Zidane insists he has no problem with Gareth Bale despite substituting him at half-time during Real Madrid´s Champions League clash against Juventus last week.
Isco leads Real Madrid to Malaga win as Zidane rests Ronaldo and Bale
Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale were both rested and Real Madrid hardly broke sweat as they beat Malaga 2-1 on Sunday to climb to third in La Liga.
Zidane believes Bale is "fundamental" to Real Madrid
Zinedine Zidane insists he has no problem with Gareth Bale despite dropping the forward for Real Madrid's win over Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday.
PSG showdown represents test of Zidane's faith in Bale
Gareth Bale became Real Madrid's second top-scorer for the season on Saturday night but it is on Tuesday in Paris when he will discover where he truly sits in the pecking order.
Bale blues cloud Real Madrid's return to form
Talk of a crisis at Real Madrid is over for now, but the form of Gareth Bale remains a cause of concern ahead of this weekend's meeting with Alaves in La Liga.
Bale form boosting Real Madrid confidence, says Zidane
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane singled out fit again Gareth Bale for praise on Tuesday as he prepares his side for a Copa Del Rey quarter-final return leg against Leganes.