Real Madrid star Bale out of Copa tie

Real Madrid star Gareth Bale is out of their Copa del Rey second-leg clash with Olimpic Xatvia. Real coach Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed a calf problem for the Welshman.

Real Madrid star Gareth Bale is out of their Copa del Rey second-leg clash with Olimpic Xatvia.

Real coach Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed a calf problem for the Welshman.

"Bale has taken a knock to the calf," Ancelotti said. "We will see how it evolves in the coming hours but I do not think it is a problem for Sunday."

Madrid, five points behind Barcelona and Atletico Madrid in La Liga, travel to Valencia at the weekend.

 
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