Bale & Modric Out of Real Madrid Squad


Zinedine Zidane has left Gareth Bale and Luka Modric out of his Real Madrid squad to face Galatasaray in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Lucas Vazquez will also be missing in Istanbul as Real look to salvage their woeful start to the group stage.

The former European champions have collected just one point from their opening two games, following up a disastrous 3-0 defeat by Paris Saint-Germain with a laboured draw against Club Bruges.


Bale has worked his way back into Zidane’s reckoning after a turbulent summer during which he looked destined to leave the club.

He was withdrawn late on playing for Wales against Croatia on Sunday, with manager Ryan Giggs later disclosing the problem as cramp, but it has been enough to leave the Real hierarchy concerned over his fitness.