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Gareth Bale Gets Standing Ovation At Real Madrid's Champions League Parade

Nasir Jabbar

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Gareth Bale Gets Standing Ovation At Real Madrid's Champions League Parade

Gareth Bale got the send off he deserved from Real Madrid fans during their Champions League parade.


Bale was an unused substitute in Real's 1-0 win over Liverpool in Paris. 

The Spanish giants, who claimed their 14th European title, held a parade to celebrate their latest triumph. 

Image: Alamy
Image: Alamy

​The Santiago Bernabeu was in full voice as they cheered the departing Bale, who received a standing ovation from the supporters. 

The Welshman was introduced to the crowd to thunderous applause and was clapped during the lap of honour on the pitch.

He even signed autographs as his legendary nine-year spell comes to an end. 

It's a fitting farewell considering everything that's happened

​He's endured a difficult stint in Madrid and has been subject to fan abuse during his time at the club.

That's despite all he has done for the club, which includes an impressive five Champions League wins. 

The 32-year-old starred in his side's win in the 2017/18 season, scoring a brace against Liverpool in the final. 

He also helped Real to three La Liga titles, three Super Cups and three Club World Cups. 

Not to mention his incredible solo goal to beat Barcelona in the Copa del Rey. 

Even though he failed to get on the pitch against Liverpool, Rio Ferdinand and Steven Gerrard praised his career at Real. 

Ferdinand said: "Gareth Bale, I think he's got to get a mention as well. Five Champions Leagues. He's not leaving on fantastic terms with the fans, but he's played a part in the history of this football club.

"There's not many more people that can say they've had bigger influences and impacts in games and big stages like this."

Gerrard added: "It's a shame that he doesn't get the appreciation he deserves in terms of the contribution over that period and what he's going to go away with in terms of his CV.

"It's a shame that he never got a chance to come on to the pitch tonight. In time and in years to come, he'll look back and think 'I've won this five times'. No-one can say anything towards him."

Featured Image Credit: Real Madrid/via Twitter

Topics: Gareth Bale, Real Madrid, Football

Nasir Jabbar
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