Foot­ball - In­jured Bale likely to miss Real Madrid-Barcelona match

Malta Independent - - SPORT -

Gareth Bale is likely to miss the Span­ish league cla­sico next week be­cause of a right an­kle in­jury. Real Madrid said tests yes­ter­day showed Bale in­jured a ten­don in the 2-1 win over Sport­ing Lis­bon in the Cham­pi­ons League on Tues­day. Madrid did not give a timetable for the player's re­turn, but sim­i­lar in­juries usu­ally re­quire at least three weeks of re­cov­ery time. Bale limped off the field on Tues­day in Lis­bon af­ter be­ing sub­sti­tuted in the 58th minute. He could miss up to seven games if he is out for three weeks. Madrid plays the cla­sico against Barcelona on Dec. 3 at the Camp Nou. It leads the Cata­lan club by four points af­ter 12 matches.

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