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Gareth Bale was not in the starting line-up against Bayern Munich at the table above since he was suffering from flu. After missing out on the weekend’s match against Osasuna, the player is understood to be in contention for a starting spot against the German club in the second leg. Real Madrid come into the match with his 1-0 advantage of the first leg, which gives them a lot of advantage looking forward to qualifying for the Champions League final. Bale’s influence on the team has been going into last few months.

He now forms a vital part of the team to help manager Carlo Ancelotti setup the counter-attack the struggle of the ball. The front trio of Karim Benzema, Bale, and Cristiano Ronaldo have all been functioning brilliantly over the last few months. Despite his absence and the continuing viral problems in the last few weeks, Ancelotti has confirmed that Bale will be playing a part in the Bayern Munich second leg match. Even a draw will be a great result for Madrid as they have secured a home win in the first leg.

Bale was signed by Madrid for £ 85 million in the summer, but he had a difficult start to his career in Spain. After developing fitness, he seems to be one of the top players at the club, and is the fans favourite according to the belgique coreedusud cote website.

“We preferred that Bale trains on his own but now he’s better,” said Ancelotti. Real Madrid kept pace with title rivals Atletico Madrid and Barcelona after a convincing win over Osasuna. Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals in this match, but was taken off much before the full-time whistle in order to rest him for the upcoming Champions League semi-final. If Bale starts against Bayern, then it would be his first start since the first week of April.