Supporters of Spanish giants Real Madrid flooded social media on Saturday night to call for Gareth Bale to get another chance to impress in the club’s midweek showdown with Paris Saint-Germain.
Carlo Ancelotti’s troops were, of course, back in action this afternoon.
After Sevilla reduced the gap to the La Liga table leaders to just three points on Friday, Los Blancos traveled to El Madrigal, for a test clash with Unai Emery’s Villarreal.
And, after all, Real, for the second time in three league days, was forced to settle for part of the loot.
The hard-fought 90 minutes eventually ended in a 0-0 draw, giving Sevilla a huge boost amid a tense battle for supremacy in the Spanish top flight.
– Real Madrid CF 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) February 12, 2022
Bale calls the montage
On the back of the full-time whistle blowing at El Madrigal, therefore, it should come as no surprise to hear those of the Real Madrid persuasion make their frustrations clear.
The capital giants, indeed, would have emerged with all three points on Saturday night had it not been for a less-than-impressive finish in front of Villarreal’s goal.
However, one member of Carlo Ancelotti’s attacking ranks who, despite being responsible for one such profligate moment, did enough to escape the condemnation of many white supporters was the forgotten Gareth Bale.
Indeed, on the back of a first La Liga appearance since August, Bale’s efforts have seen calls mount on social media for the Welshman to be duly rewarded on Tuesday night, when Real are set to make the trip to Paris, for a decisive Champions League round of 16 clash with Paris Saint-Germain:
YES without thinking twice
— Fze (@Fze032) February 12, 2022
BALE STARTS AS RW AGAINST PSG
– viniftw (@ojasftw) February 12, 2022
8.5 Taking into account that he has not played a single minute since September. Try him in the RW position against PSG. He still has plenty of fuel.
— Dev Singh (@DevSingh17_) February 12, 2022
Bale and Valverde have to start against PSG
— Give 🎸 (@yungdar_) February 12, 2022
Yes Vini-Benzema and Bale!
— Kev 🇳🇱 (@Kev2000_NL) February 12, 2022
Bale needs to start against PSG, that’s all
— TheRealDondada (@jed_i_diah) February 12, 2022
— Official Statement: Mbappé🐢 (@novandhiSP) February 12, 2022
I want Vinicius, Benzema and Gareth Bale to start for Real Madrid against PSG in the UCL.
— ＭＵＳＢＥＹ (@Mus6ey) February 12, 2022
— Professor Scofield Specter (@Its_SuNnYzzZ_77) February 12, 2022
Bale has to start against PSG. He is better than Asensio and Rodrygo. Even when Bale is injured, he is better than those guys.
—BenzeGOAT (@Benzzzz__9) February 12, 2022
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