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Bale: Decisive in 2016, forgotten in 2020

By stemiles196 • a week ago • 896 views • 315 comments

Not even the most loyal of Gareth Bale's supporters have much hope that he'll feature heavily against Manchester City in next week's Champions League last-16 second leg.

The Welshman has fallen from being a star at Real Madrid in 2016 when Madrid crossed paths with City en route to being crowned European champions to being a forgotten man now in 2020.

Even with Zinedine Zidane having doubts about who should accompany Karim Benzema in attack, Bale's name doesn't seem to be one being considered, with two of Eden Hazard, Marco Asensio, Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo the most likely.

Bale's position at Real Madrid is less stable than ever before and he spent the season's final stage watching on from the sidelines.

Since the restart he played just 29 minutes against Eibar in the first game back, and started just once against Mallorca, managing just 100 minutes in the run in.

Things were very different for Bale four years ago, back in the peak years of the BBC frontline consisting of the No.11, Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo.

That 2015/16 season was arguably his best in the capital, scoring 19 goals and adding 15 assists in his 31 appearances under both Rafael Benitez and Zidane.

When fit, Bale shone and was a key player. His goal against City came as a surprise to nobody, nor did his impressive performance at the Stadio San Siro final against Atletico Madrid.

But four years have passed since then and although it's the same fixture facing Zidane, Bale and Real Madrid, the picture couldn't be any more different for the Welshman.

He's played just 20 times this season, 14 of those starts, and all signs point towards his time at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu coming to an end.

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    Thanks for sharing

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    Failed to understand this update, but thanks for sharing this update

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    That's deep 

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    Thanks for the update

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    Following closely thanks

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    He really is forgotten 

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    This had potential but somehow it's disappearing

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    Thanks for the update

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    Interesting

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    Thanks for sharing this information with us keep on updating us 

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    Thanks very much for sharing this information about Bale. Please continue keeping me updated with such information

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    Thanks for the update 

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    Just as women quickly fade out in appearance is the same way footballers finish. Age also contributes.

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    Thanks so much for this information keep on updatng us on such information we are really greatfull 

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    Following

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    Following 

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    Thank you very much for sharing this information with us. 

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    Thanks for the information great news is at primes

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    Most supporters started hating him on basis of his poor performance, I believe they should give him chance to play.

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    FOLLOWING THANKS FOR THE UPDATE THIS IS VERY INTERESTING I MUST SAY AND HELPFUL THANKS 

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    Bale hit his prime when he did, stars fade at times.

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    Following this one as well. 

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    Thanks for the update and please keep updating us on everything happening around the globe.

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    Okay..thanx for the information shared

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    these  are interesting stories

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    Thanks for sharing the information 

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    I guess he is now old everything has its own time to fade 

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    Bale is a good player, and thanks for sharing this wonderful information keep updating

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    Thank you for sharing

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    Great update indeed. but they have to do better.
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    Bale is a good player that hasnt been given game time 

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    Bale is a good player and still has a bright future 

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    Following

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    Following closely

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    Following

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    Its really interesting how things change 

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    Thanks and how is life going to bale

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    a week ago

    Good to know

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    ohoh thats the circle of life

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    a week ago

    Most supporters started hating him on basis of his poor performance, I believe they should give him chance to play 

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    Thanks for the information and update

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    Thank you very much for sharing this interesting information with us

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    Thank you so much for this wonderful piece of information and thanks for the article. 

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    Thanks for the implementation 

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    Thwnx for the update

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    Following

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    Bale's position at Real Madrid is less stable than ever before and he spent the season's final stage watching on from the sidelines.

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    Thanks

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    a week ago

    Great to know. Thanks a lot for sharing the update.

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    thank you for this updated info about bales that has been posted

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    He's played just 20 times this season, 14 of those starts, and all signs point towards his time at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu coming to an end.

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    following

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    Its really sad he and benzema where supposed to be the new faces of real madrid when cristiano left instead only benzema has benefited as much

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    Noted thanks 

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    Following

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    Thanks for sharing

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    Noted

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    thanks for sharing

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    Following 

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    Following 

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    Old age setting in time to hang the boots and focus solely on his family

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    Most supporters started hating him on basis of his poor performance, I believe they should give him chance to play

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    I didn't know thank you so much for sharing this important information I have been updated

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    Thanks for sharing

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    Awesome news and worth sharing but I personally think they have to improve

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    Thanks for the update

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    Thanks for the sharing of information please keep updating

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    Fascinating article very informative and interesting 

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    Thankyou for the information

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    Okay following 

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    The Welshman has fallen from being a star at Real Madrid in 2016 when Madrid crossed paths with City en route to being crowned European champions to being a forgotten man now in 2020.

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    Following 

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    This is interesting 

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    Interesting article on football

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    Thanks for the information 

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    Thanks for sharing

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    Noted with thanks

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    Good for them

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    following

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    He later was a vocal critic of Republican Pres. Donald Trump. In 2018 Brown was reelected to the Senate, and there was speculation that he ...
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    Thank you for the information and keep on updating us on more

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    Noted

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    thanks for this update it has really helped to get updated,...share more.

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    Yes bsle gas been forgeten 

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    Interesting article thanks for the update I will be in touch

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    Oh no. This is so sad.. This guy is good

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    Thanks for sharing this information to us..

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    Oh really that's bad though. Thanks for sharing this important information to us I hope everyone will read this

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    sorry for him. in the soccer world the rules are like those of the jungle;survival of the fittest. u fall out of your best is not good enough

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    Following 

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    In 2017 Bale starred in the western Hostilities, portraying a U.S. military officer who reluctantly agrees to escort a Native American prisoner and his family ...
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    Oh alright thanks for the update provided nevertheless wishing the man well

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    Thank you very much for sharing this wonderful update. Well articulated

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    Thank you for sharing

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    Bale, came hot with outstanding performance in his peak.

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    Thanks for info

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    Thanks for sharing

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    Wow 

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    Noted

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    Most supporters started hating him on basis of his poor performance, I believe they should give him chance to play 

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    Thanks for sharing

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    a week ago

    This is an interesting article keep us updated thank you very much for the update 

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    Following

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    Closely following this interested news

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    Thank you so very much for this information, it has been very useful and worth reading

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    Thanks for sharing 

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    So sad for the lad

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    Just as women quickly fade out in appearance is the same way footballers finish. Age also contributes and thank you for the update 

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    So sad for lad

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    Yes boss 

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    Updated

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    waste of telent

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    Thanks for the update

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    Following

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    He is really having a bad time at Madrid,I hope they can be a team that can manage to buy him

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    Following 

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    Thank you so much for this information,,and keep up with the wolrd we are grateful for it

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    Thank you for updating us 

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    I failed to understand this update but thanks for sharing it with us. We really appreciate

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