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Zinedine Zidane explains why Gareth Bale was subbed at half-time against Juventus

Gareth Bale was hauled off at half-time against Juventus. (Getty Images) Zinedine Zidane insists Gareth Bale was substituted at half-time in Real Madrid’s Champions League clash with Juventus because he wanted ‘more energy’. The Wales international struggled to shine in the opening 45 minutes at the Santiago Bernabeu and was replaced at the break by Marco Asensio. Juventus had pulled two goals back by half-time and scored a third after the restart before referee Michael Oliver awarded a late penalty, which Cristiano Ronaldo converted to send Madrid through to the Champions League semi-final. ‘They [Juventus] played a great game, with a very good plan from their coach,’ said Zidane. ...


Published By: Metro - Friday, 13 April, 2018

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