It’s not yet clear whether Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale will play in the Champions League semi-final clash with Bayern Munich today (Wednesday) as he currently has the flu.
The player is a major doubt for the match after being kept at home, away from the rest of team yesterday.
The players stayed overnight at the club’s private hotel at their Valdebebas training ground.
Carlo Ancelotti’s team stayed together, with the exception of Welshman Bale, who had complained of nausea and feeling generally unwell.
Real is said to have Angel Di Maria poised to move forward in attack alongside Cristiano Ronaldo, with Karim Benzema and Isco joining them in defence.
In recent weeks, Real Madrid’s manager Carlo Ancelotti has also had worries over the fitness of star player Cristano Ronaldo.
Reportedly, the Portuguese player will face a late fitness test ahead of tonight’s highly-anticipated game.
Bale, who was signed for a record £86million, is proving popular with Real fans, having just ensured their victory over Barcelona last week in the Copa del Rey final.
Ancelotti, who has praised Bale, has promised that the expensive player will be even more spectacular in his second season in Spain.
Ancelotti said: “Gareth is quite happy. He is motivated with a lot of confidence after a goal like the goal he scored against Barcelona in the final. I don’t think the goal will scare Bayern but a goal like this will always bring more confidence.
“He had a few problems in the beginning but he was comfortable with everyone at the club from the moment he started to train. Now he is really good. He has scored a lot of goals. He plays for the team.
“He is going to improve next season. When he starts to train with us in the summer he will not have to play at the World Cup. I think next season he will be better. We can be really happy for next season.”