Bale replaces Cristiano Ronaldo to become Madrid talisman

first_imgReal Madrid’s Gareth Bale has replaced Cristiano Ronaldo as the club’s talisman as new manager Julen Lopetegui continues to rebuild his team, according to Evening Standard.The Wales international continued his impressive preseason form by scoring a goal during Real Madrid’s 3-1 win over AC Milan on Saturday night.The former Spurs star has spent the last five years as a sidekick to Cristiano Ronaldo but looks to set to become the main attraction as Madrid prepare for life after the departure of their all-time top scorer.Bale was believed to be considering his future at the Santiago Bernabeu after Madrid won their third consecutive Champions League title at the end of May.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.However, the departure of Ronaldo to Juventus means the Welsh wizard has the chance to become the team’s leader and star player.The former Southampton trainee hasn’t had easy time of things in the Spanish capital since he moved there for a then world record fee of £85million in 2013, struggling with injuries on a number of occasions.Ironically, it was Bale who stole the show from Ronaldo at Kiev against Liverpool last May. The winger came off the bench to score twice as Madrid defeated the Merseyside club 3-1 on the night to secure their 13th European title.Bale’s goal against Milan becomes the second he has scored so far in preseason after his scorcher against Juventus in the International Champions Cup in the United States.last_img

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