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Real Madrid Star Gareth Bale Fit To Face Bayern Munich in Champions League Semi-Final

Former Spurs winger ready to take on Bundesliga champions after overcoming flu.

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Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has declared Gareth Bale fit to take part in Tuesday’s Champions League semi-final second leg against Bayern Munich.

The former Tottenham Hotspur star has been training alone after suffering with flu and he missed Saturday’s 4-0 win over Osasuna.

Despite his illness, Bale managed to make a 17-minute cameo on Wednesday as Real secured a 1-0 win over Bayern at the Bernabeu, giving them a narrow advantage going into next week’s clash at the Allianz Arena.

“We preferred that Bale trains on his own, but now he’s better,” BBC Sport quotes Ancelotti as saying.

Bale has started 29 games for Real since his mega-money move from White Hart Lane in September.

The Welshman’s last full appearance saw him score a wonderful solo goal to give his side a 2-1 victory over fierce rivals Barcelona in the final of the Copa del Rey.

In total, Bale has featured in 10 Champions League matches for the La Liga giants, netting five times in the process.

Real have not reached the final of the European Cup since 2002, when a famous Zinedine Zidane volley secured a 2-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen at Glasgow’s Hampden Park.

Nevertheless, the Madrid outfit have been crowned champions of Europe on nine previous occasions, making them the continent’s most successful club.


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