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Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti says Gareth Bale will play in the position of the suspended Cristiano Ronaldo in Saturday's La Liga clash with Real Sociedad at the Bernabeu.
The two-game ban imposed on Ronaldo after being sent off for kicking out at Edimar during Madrid's 2-1 win over Cordoba last weekend covers Saturday's clash with David Moyes' side, as well as next Wednesday's rearranged home fixture against Sevilla.
Bale has often shone in the Madrid team during Ronaldo's rare absences,...
Real Sociedad coach David Moyes is under no illusions about the task facing his side when they travel to Real Madrid on Saturday - even in the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo.
The world player of the year, and leading scorer in La Liga this season with 28 goals so far, is beginning a two-match ban for the red card he was shown for kicking out at defender Edimar in Madrid's win over Cordoba last weekend.
Sociedad were also winners last time out, edging Eibar 1-0 to move closer to the top half of the table...
Few players in football have worked under as many top managers as Esteban Granero. Still only 27, the former Real Madrid starlet has already taken tactical instructions and listened to motivational speeches from the likes of Michael Laudrup, Manuel Pellegrini, Jose Mourinho, Harry Redknapp and now David Moyes at Real Sociedad.
Granero's winding career path has already taken him through the Bernabeu youth system, a breakout spell at Getafe, three up-and-down seasons in the Madrid first team, a less...