Bale limps out of El Clasico

After surprisingly being named in the Real Madrid team for their LaLiga clash against Barcelona, Gareth Bale only played 38 minutes.

Gareth Bale limped out of Sunday's Clasico clash between Real Madrid and Barcelona after just 38 minutes with what appeared to be a recurrence of a calf injury.

The Wales international had been a doubt for the encounter between LaLiga's top two at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday after a calf problem sustained against Bayern Munich on April 12.

However, Bale was named in Zinedine Zidane's starting line-up and the gamble did not pay off as he went down injured before half-time - Marco Asensio sent on as his replacement.

Casemiro had given Real Madrid a controversial lead before Lionel Messi equalised with a moment of magic to leave the scores 1-1 at the interval.

Bale has had an injury-hit campaign for the Liga leaders, having previously missed a substantial period of the season with an ankle injury.

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