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Bale sidelined for Sporting Gijon match

Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale will miss the Saturday clash against Sporting Gijon, AS informs.

According to the source, the player has muscular problems and will not be able to feature as soon as this weekend. Moreover, Zinedine Zidane’s decision to substitute Gareth Bale with Asensio in Bayern Munich clash on Wednesday was a precautionary measure.

The Wales international will reportedly be fit for UEFA Champions League quarterfinals second leg against Bayern Munich, which will take place at Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday, April 18.

Central defenders Pepe and Raphael Varane are also listed among the sidelined players.

Gareth Bale has played in 25 games in all competitions of the current season, having scored nine goals and assisted five.