Five things we learned in European football this weekend
Bayern Munich clinched a seventh successive Bundesliga title, Benfica completed a remarkable run to reclaim the Portuguese crown, while Gareth Bale was denied a farewell appearance for Real Madrid.
Bale bows out on bench as Madrid blow season finale
Real Madrid delivered a suitably dreadful end to their miserable season, and Gareth Bale was not even given the chance to say a likely goodbye, as Zinedine Zidane's side were beaten 2-0 at home to Real Betis on Sunday.
Zidane downplays Madrid move for Pogba
Zinedine Zidane has played down speculation linking Real Madrid with a summer move for Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba. Zidane said in March he knew Pogba personally and likes him "a lot" before adding Madrid could be his next club "when his experience in Manchester comes to an end". Pogba had also added to the…
Real Madrid set to offload Bale, others
Real Madrid have a new end-of-season challenge – avoid turning this into the worst campaign in the club’s history.
Ramsey absence "a blow" admits Giggs
Wales manager Ryan Giggs said midfielder Aaron Ramsey missing his country's opening Euro 2020 qualifier against Slovakia on Sunday due to injury is a "blow".
Bale’s best position yet unknown, Mijatovic claims
Former Real Madrid star Predrag Mijatovic claims Gareth Bale’s best position is still uncertain after the forward was jeered off in the 1-0 Clasico loss to Barcelona on Saturday.
Bale avoids punishment for celebration against Atletico
Gareth Bale is free to play in both El Clasicos against Barcelona this week after the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) decided on Wednesday not to punish the Real Madrid forward for his celebration against Atletico Madrid.
Bale's 'belligerence' draws attention to his Real struggles
Even Gareth Bale's match-winning goal against Levante only served to reignite the debate about his problems at Real Madrid.
Gareth Bale may be sanctioned for gesture
La Liga have asked the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) to sanction Gareth Bale for a “provocative gesture” as he celebrated scoring in Real Madrid’s 3-1 win against Atletico Madrid.