And yet Gareth 'Wales. Golf. Madrid. In that order' Bale was snapped getting some shut-eye during Real Madrid 2-0 win over Alaves on Friday night. And it got something of a mixed reaction from fans of his current and former club.

Premier League
Mourinho: Bale has to earn his game time

All in all, it was a fairly colourful evening of non-work for Bale, who was also spotted laughing when Zinedine Zidane made his fifth and final change of the night, bringing on Brahim Diaz for Casemiro.

Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette, eat your hearts out...

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15/01/2021 AT 22:01
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Mourinho: Not a second spent discussing Bale's future
15/01/2021 AT 15:36