Gareth Bale leaves ANOTHER Real Madrid game early as he ditches the celebrations with his team-mates… but Welsh star will escape a club fine because he left inside last 10 minutes
- Gareth Bale left the Bernabeu on 82 minutes after watching Real Madrid play
- It is not the first time he has left the stadium early when watching in the stands
- Bale did not play against Leganes as he continues to build up match fitness
- He was pictured getting into his car and driving off during the final 10 minutes
Gareth Bale was once again pictured leaving a Real Madrid match early when he was caught on camera exiting the win over Leganes inside the last 10 minutes on Wednesday night.
The Welshman was not part of Zinedine Zidane’s match day squad but was in attendance to watch the action at the Bernabeu.
However, with just 10 minutes to go during his side’s 5-0 win, Bale slipped away and was caught on camera departing the stadium before the full-time whistle.
Gareth Bale was once again pictured leaving a Real Madrid match early on Wednesday night
The Welshman headed for his car around 82 minutes into his side’s win over Leganes
Bale will not face any internal punishment though because he stayed beyond 80 minutes
His exit does not breach the club’s rules that state if players are at games they cannot leave before the 80th minute. If they do, they are fined.
After the game Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane was asked about Bale’s early exit and he replied: ‘I spoke to him in the dressing room. If he left early, it’s because he has permission to do so.’
It is not the first time Bale has been quick to leave the stadium after watching the action from the stands.
The Welshman snuck out of the ground in the 78th minute in January when his team-mates were playing Real Sociedad.
It comes after Bale’s agent warned people not to ‘believe everything you hear’ amid talk the Welshman will move to the Chinese Super League in January.
Jonathan Barnett, speaking to Quatro Deportivo, dismissed suggestions the player is unhappy at the Bernabeu and appeared to hint Bale could remain in Spain for the remainder of the season.
Bale was not in action on Wednesday night as he continues to work his way to full fitness
‘Gareth is delighted to play in Madrid,’ Barnett said.
‘China? Don’t believe everything you hear.’
His comments mirror what Zidane said in a pre-match press conference on Tuesday when he was asked about the future of the former Tottenham player.
Zidane was asked about Bale because he will not feature in the La Liga match against bottom club Leganes on Wednesday night after he was given permission to travel to England to visit his agent, Jonathan Barnett.
Sportsmail understands the meeting was routine between the player and his long-term representative.
‘He’s never talked about leaving,’ Zidane told reporters. ‘If he can train, he trains and if he can play, he plays. In fact, he’s played a lot of games.
‘I talked to him and James (Rodriguez) in the match with Brugge and they were not available.
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane says that Bale has ‘never talked about leaving’ the club
‘He (Bale) stayed in the summer and it’s better for everyone. He’s here and he’s happy to be here.
‘It’s impossible to lose the desire. I don’t think about offers coming in.’
Real Madrid closed the gap to within a point of La Liga leaders Barcelona as bottom club Leganes were swept aside on Wednesday.
Zidane named the same team which beat Galatasaray in the Champions League as they cruised to a 5-0 home win.
Rodrygo, Toni Kroos, Sergio Ramos, Karim Benzema and Luka Jovic all found the back of the net.