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Gareth Bale Laughed At Eden Hazard For Being Told To Sit On The Bench After Warming Up

Nasir Jabbar

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Gareth Bale Laughed At Eden Hazard For Being Told To Sit On The Bench After Warming Up

​Gareth Bale was ruthlessly caught laughing at Eden Hazard after he was sent back to the bench after warming up for the whole second half. 

Bale and Hazard were unused substitutes in Real Madrid's 1-0 defeat to Athletic Bilbao in the Copa del Rey on Thursday. 

That's despite the Belgium forward warming up for the whole second half.

Image: PA
Image: PA

Though Carlo Ancelotti failed to call upon his services, telling him to sit back on the bench.

Naturally, Hazard didn't find it funny - but the Welshman couldn't stop himself from laughing at the situation. 

He cut a smile and laughed as the 31-year-old returned to the dugout.

As for the actual cup fixture, Berenguer Remiro scored a late goal to dump Real out of the competition.​

Speaking after the game, Ancelotti was asked whether Bale and Hazard were being punished. 

The veteran Italian manager said via Marca: "Kroos went off due to fatigue, like Vinicius. I was thinking about changes for extra time and there was no time.

"Punished players? I have nothing to say. There are no penalised players. Ceballos, Vallejo... didn't play either.

"They are at the same level as the others who didn't play. We have to be fair."

Bale, who hasn't played for Real since August, recently hit out at critics suggesting he's lost muscle mass. 

The former Tottenham man uploaded a post on Instagram, highlighting his bulging thigh muscle.

Hazard, on the other hand, is on course to record his most games in a season since signing for the Spanish giants. 

He's featured in 18 games in all competitions this campaign, showing a glimpse of his undeniable talent

Ancelotti's team, meanwhile, are fighting on two fronts, with 'Los Blancos' top of La Liga and entertaining Paris Saint-Germain in the next round of the Champions League. 

Featured Image Credit: El Chiringuito

Topics: Gareth Bale, Eden Hazard, Real Madrid, Football

Nasir Jabbar
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