May 14, 2022
Gareth Bale left out of squad despite return to training and in fight to ever play again for Real Madrid
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GARETH BALE has been left out of Real Madrid's squad for their LaLiga clash with Cadiz tomorrow.
The Welshman returned to training this week, having shaken off a recent back injury.2Gareth Bale was back in training this weekCredit: Getty
But he won't be back in action tomorrow, after being snubbed from Carlo Ancelotti's matchday squad.
Bale, 32, will leave Madrid at the end of the season following the expiry of his £600,000-a-week contract.
He will only have two more opportunities to ever add to his 258 Madrid appearances and play for the Spanish giants again.
Ancelotti's men host Real Betis next weekend in their final LaLiga match of the season.Read More in FootballBALE'S BACK Bale returns to Real training ahead of Champions League final with LiverpoolFree bets! The best free bets and sign up offers available from our bookmaker partners
They will then travel to the Stade de France to play Liverpool in the Champions League final.
Bale tormented the Reds during the 2018 final - coming off the bench to score twice as Madrid won 3-1.
Following this year's showpiece occasion, Bale will join up with Wales as they prepare for their World Cup play-off final against Scotland or Ukraine.
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His last Madrid goal came all the way back in August.
Ancelotti had to defend Bale after the forward missed the club's LaLiga title party on April 30.
Spanish media described a Bale tweet - which apologised for missing the title celebrations - as an 'ugly gesture'.
The former Spurs star also drew criticism for missing the celebrations after Real's spectacular Champions League semi-final win over Manchester City.
Bale has been linked with a shock summer transfer to hometown club Cardiff.2Bale, 32, will have two more opportunities to play again for MadridCredit: Getty
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How can I watch Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid?
LIVERPOOL are chasing a historic treble as they face Real Madrid in the Champions League final.
After winning both the League Cup and FA Cup, Jurgen Klopp's men are chasing a first European trophy since 2019.2Madrid haven't lifted the European Cup since this competition in 2018Credit: Reuters 2Jurgn Klopp's men are on the cusp of a famous trebleCredit: Getty
But in their way are a Madrid side who have continued to surprise in this year's competition, knocking out Man City in the semi-finals.
The Spanish champions have also beaten PSG and Chelsea in epic ties, leaving it late to overturn deficits in dramatic fashion.When is Liverpool vs Real Madrid?
- The 2022 Champions League final will be held on Saturday, May 28.
- It will be held at Stade de France, Paris.
- Kick-off is at 8pm local time, which is 3pm ET and 12pm PT.
- The last met in the 2021 edition of the Champions League, where they clashed during the quarter-final stage.
- Liverpool triumphed over two legs, winning 3-1 on aggregate.
There are a host of ways to enjoy this weekend's big game from Paris.
In the USA, you can watch on CBS, Univision and ViX.
To stream, you can access the match on Paramount+, Univision NOW, the TUDN App and TUDN.com.
Across the pond in the UK, the match will be shown FREE on BT Sport's YouTube channel and BT Sport 1.
While in Canada, DAZN is where to find the big game.Most read in SportFINAL MOMENTS Shock new details on Steelers star Dwayne Haskins' final hours revealedFRESH INK Paige VanZant teases fans with busty gold lingerie pics and reveals new tattooHOME BIRDIE Tour Jordan Spieth's unreal $7.1m mansion including golf simulator & jet accessNEED FOR SPEED Watch crazy 185mph NASCAR crash as THREE All-Star favorites eliminated What is the team news?
Liverpool are set to receive a boost with Fabinho due back from a hamstring injury.
But it looks like Thiago could be missing out after limping from the game against Wolves with an Achilles problem.
And there will be no fairytale end to Divock Origi's Liverpool career, with the super-sub out due to a muscle problem.
For Madrid, David Alaba is all set to return after missing the last month.
There are no other injury concerns for Los Blancos, with Carlo Ancelotti having a full squad to choose from.