Real Madrid fans vote for Gareth Bale to change position

The Santiago Bernabeu faithful majority believe that the ex-Tottenham man should fill in at left-back against Atletico.

With Marcelo suspended for Real Madrid’s return Champions League tie against cross-city rivals Atletico, Carlo Ancelotti has a decision to make over who should play at left-back.

The tie is finely poised after a 0-0 draw at the Vicente Calderon, with a berth in the semi-finals up for grabs in midweek.

Marca readers have been asked to give their opinion on who should replace Marcelo in the Madrid defence in the return leg, with the former Tottenham winger receiving the majority of the votes.

The Spanish readers of the newspaper voted Bale as their number one choice to deputise, with 50.1 per cent wanting the world’s most expensive player to drop deeper.

With Fabio Coentrao fit and available to play in his natural position, the fact that only 37.4 per cent of the Madrid fans want the Portuguese defender to feature is interesting.

Gareth Bale missed the first leg’s best chance, botching an effort in the early exchanges when he was through on goal.

The former Spurs fans favourite has endured a tough couple of months in the Spanish capital, with the fans and media turning their anger to him on occasions.

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