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Language lies, golf jibes and Zidane feud - What really happened to Bale at Real

John Percy


Welshman’s return north forced by chilly Spanish atmosphere

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Real misery: Bale. Photo: Reuters

Real misery: Bale. Photo: Reuters

Real misery: Bale. Photo: Reuters

By the end, the only bond between Gareth Bale and Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid was one of mutual contempt.

The pair had always had a fractious relationship, but when Bale and Zidane could not even bring themselves to exchange a cursory "Good morning" at Real's training complex in Valdebebas, it was clear to all parties that the Welshman's time at the club was over.


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