56 days later, Gareth Bale he started again with the Real Madrid. It was in Mendizorroza against him Alaves, in a tough match that would end up wearing the white club (1-2) … but not thanks to the Welshman. After all the controversy over his injury, his call with Welsh, the flag and the pitos of Santiago Bernabeu, Bale missed the opportunity he was given Zidane in Vitoria.

It must be Bale's day. The Welshman had to leave from the bench in the last two games that, coincidence or had not been before the public of the white coliseum. Zidane was able to protect his player from the whistles by letting him out in the second half so that the ordeal could be less. Against Real Sociedad it came out as a shot and against PSG, despite not being so active in the 23 'he had, he ended up sending a foul to the post in the final moments of the game.

A new Bale was seen, 'stung' by criticism and motivated to end the pitos, at least it was seen in the Bernabéu, because before the Alavés it disappeared again. Without Hazard, the Welshman was the one who had to pull the car next to Karim Benzema. He did not and went unnoticed in the 66 minutes he was on the field. With 1-1 on the scoreboard, Zidane would move the bench to enter Rodrygo instead of Bale. The Brazilian would start just two minutes later the play that ended in the goal of Carvajal That meant the definitive 1-2.

Gareth Bale quickly takes a throw-in to start a Real Madrid attack

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False step without Hazard

A step back, or rather false, Bale. The Welshman is not to throw away the opportunities that Zidane gives him and less when Hazard is out of the team due to an injury that could also make him lose the next match. The Belgian is already the star that was expected to be and his condition of indisputable next to Benzema means that there is only 'free' a third place in the white attack. Applicants are a handful.

While Bale didn't shine, Isco did … again. The Malaga again started for the second consecutive game, aligning Zidane to four midfielders. Isco from '10' and Bale and Benzema on end. That of honey Creek, which not long ago seemed evicted and without opportunities, has reversed the situation in record time and has presented its credentials to occupy a place in the white eleven.

Gareth Bale pressed by Lucas Perez

Gareth Bale pressed by Lucas Perez

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Rodrygo, Isco … and Vinicius?

Zidane has several options in his hand and Bale, a problem. In 4-3-3 you already fight from you to Rodrygo to be the holder in the right wing. The Brazilian has won with his performances the love of Real Madrid and the confidence of his coach for important appointments. Now the 4-4-2 in rhombus returns to gain strength between the plans of the French coach with the reappearance of Isco and when Hazard returns he would push him back to the bench. Bale throws a new opportunity overboard, for which, by the way, he sighs Vinicius to have.