Isco Alarcón and Gareth Bale they did not train together with their Real Madrid teammates this Saturday, day in which the first team received in Valdebebas the visit of the president Florentino Pérez. Malaga and Welsh are afflicted with separate blows, than they are not serious, but as a precaution they did not participate in the group session. The Briton did at least jump onto the pitch on fields 1 and 2 of the Ciudad Deportiva de Valdebebas (the first team worked on field 3), exercised alongside Reinier and touched the ball without problems. Both Isco and Bale will be available to Zidane next Monday in the session that will begin at 10:00 in Valdebebas. Today, the team will enjoy a day off, although the players will undergo another COVID-19 diagnostic test, again at their homes.
The situation of Isco and Bale facing the game against City (Friday 7, 9:00 p.m., Movistar LaLiga) is uneven. He 22 He is one of the footballers who has the most role in Zidane's versatile attack rotation. In the league restart after the break due to the pandemic, the Andalusian has participated in seven of the eleven games (in two others he was not called due to injury) and has added 314 minutes. He has started four games, including the last one, in which he played the full 90 minutes in Leganés. It's 13er squad player with the most minutes throughout the season and Zidane has counted on him in the starting lineup in the big events: the two Classics, the Spanish Super Cup, the Madrid derby of the second round (the first round was lost due to injury) … And, in fact, Zidane bet on him from the start in the first leg against City and scored the goal that put Madrid ahead on the scoreboard before the comeback skyblue.
A match, the first leg, that Gareth Bale started on the bench and in which he played the last quarter of an hour replace Vinicius. His presence on the team has been most irregular. Although injuries have not punished him as much as in previous campaigns, It is the season of white that has played the fewest minutes (1,260 '). Carries eleven months unmarked (since the double that he did to Villarreal on September 1, on the third day of the League) and he has not played a single minute in the last seven league days. But Bale is always a mystery, for better or for worse. Has been shown to have seven lifes, he knows what it is to score in Etihad (he did it in a Premier match with Tottenham) and the brilliance of his star increases in big games, like that one end of Kiev.