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Spurs ace Van der Vaart backing Bale to rattle Real Madrid

Rafael van der Vaart believes Tottenham teammate Gareth Bale will be key to success at Real Madrid tonight.

Bale's probable return from a hamstring injury gives Van der Vaart further cause for optimism.

"Gareth is one of our best players," he said.

"He showed that against [Inter right-back] Maicon. He is the best in the world in his position and he did fantastic against him. Now he is back we have a better chance of winning."

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