Photo: Cristiano Ronaldo worried about injuried Gareth Bale

Bale Injured

The Ballon d’Or holder was clearly worried for his team-mate as he clutched his injured calf.

Gareth Bale is a serious doubt for Real Madrid’s Champions League quarter-finals second leg against Atletico, after the former Tottenham man pulled up with a calf injury yesterday.

The Wales international lasted only five minutes of the European champions’ routine 3-1 victory over Malaga in La Liga on Saturday at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu and was forced off the pitch.

Javier Hernandez got a rare opportunity to play as a result, replacing the world’s most expensive player in the early exchanges.

Interestingly, the above photo was captured of Bale after he went to ground with his ailment, as team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo comes to his assistance.

The ex-Spurs winger has had a tough time of it in recent months, with the Madrid fans and media turning on him to some degree following a dip in form.

Bale’s relationship with Ronaldo also appeared strained as the Portuguese star has been frustrated on occasion with the Welshman not passing him the ball.

However, the ex-Manchester United hero was clearly worried for his team-mate after he picked up his injury and showed his human side by coming to Bale’s aid.

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