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Al Jazira - Real Madrid

Bale scores with his first touch on his comeback

The Welshman put Real Madrid ahead against Al Jazira in the Club World Cup semi-final, having come on for Benzema in the 80th minute.

Soccer Football - FIFA Club World Cup Semi Final - Al Jazira vs Real Madrid - Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - December 13, 2017   Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale celebrates scoring their second goal with Lucas Vazquez    REUTE

Real Madrid striker Gareth Bale made an explosive come back from injury, coming on as a substitute for Benzema in the 80th minute and scoring with his first touch to put Real Madrid into the lead.

Real Madrid struggled against Al Jazira

Zidane's side had been making heavy weather of the tie up to that point, failing to take their chances and falling behind to outsiders Al Jazira in the first half from a Romarinho goal well against the run of play, before a Ronaldo effort had got them level after 54 minutes.

The introduction of Bale though settled the Real Madrid fans' nerves who had begun to think their team might be taken to extra time by Al Jazira.


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