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Gareth Bale on Real Madrid Bench. Pic Twitter

It seems end of journey for Wales footballer Gareth Bale with Real Madrid as Coach Zinedine Zidane seems to have made his mind on relieving him from the club.

On Sunday in its last match Zidane didn’t used Bale at all despite his side being 2-0 down. Then the furious Bale was seen leaving bench and went straight through with out looking back.

In post match press conference Zidane made his stand clear with some harsh words on Bale.

He said, “If I think a player doesn’t fit in the team I have to do what I think works best.”

“If I had a fourth substitute today I would not have brought him on, “Zidane said.

Meanwhile Real Madrid rounded off the season against Betis at the Bernabeu . The Whites were unable to beat a rival who took their chances well in a hard-fought game. The first half ended goalless, although both sides had moments where they could have gone ahead. Marcelo tried his luck on 24’, but his shot from the edge of the box flew just wide.

Betis responded well just four minutes later, with Bartra forcing Keylor Navas to make a save. Despite that, the clearest chance of the opening 45 minutes fell to Benzema. Francis made a mistake and played the French star on, but he could only hit the post from around the penalty spot on 34’. A minute later,Keylor Navas reacted brilliantly to keep out a Lo Celso chipped shot to send the ball out for a corner.

Great play from Vinicius Jr.
The match continued along the same line after the break with both sides looking to break the deadlock and Vinicius Jr. came close to doing so in the 57th minute. The Brazilian showed great individual skill inside the area to get past Mandi with two feints, but Pau Lopez came out on top in the one-on-one. Four minutes later, Loren put Betis ahead on a counterattack.

Zidane’s side looked for the comeback, but after some nice build up play the visitors got the second goal. Junior pulled the ball back and Jesé finished first time with 75 on the clock to seal the win for Betis in the last match of the season.

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