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Madrid forward Bale to play Champions League final

Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale set to play in Champions League final against Atletico Madrid

Real Madrid's Gareth Bale from Wales gestures during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Espanyol at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium ...
Real Madrid's Gareth Bale, left, duels for the ball with Espanyol's Javier Lopez during a Spanish La Liga soccer match at the Santiago Bernabeu stadiu...
Real Madrid's Gareth Bale from Wales, left, celebrates his goal with teammates Luka Modric from Croatia, and Arbeloa during a Spanish La Liga soccer m...

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Real Madrid's Gareth Bale from Wales gestures during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Espanyol at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium ...

Spain Soccer La Liga

Real Madrid's Gareth Bale, left, duels for the ball with Espanyol's Javier Lopez during a Spanish La Liga soccer match at the Santiago Bernabeu stadiu...

Spain Soccer La Liga

Real Madrid's Gareth Bale from Wales, left, celebrates his goal with teammates Luka Modric from Croatia, and Arbeloa during a Spanish La Liga soccer m...

MADRID (AP) -- Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti says forward Gareth Bale will play in Saturday's Champions League final against Atletico Madrid.

Bale has had a successful debut season in Spain, and Ancelotti appears ready to reward him with a starting role on Saturday.

Ancelotti says "Gareth had some problems at the beginning (of the season) but when he found good physical condition he scored a lot of goals, he had a good impact on the team. I think he will do the same in the final."


Updated : 2021-01-23 07:24 GMT+08:00