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The Bernabéu has had enough: Bale jeered, Isco cheered

The Bernabéu has had enough: Bale jeered, Isco cheered

OSCAR DEL POZO

AFP

Real Madrid’s Welsh forward was mostly anonymous during Saturday night’s Clásico and was whistled when he was substituted.

The Santiago Bernabéu has had enough of Gareth Bale. Real Madrid’s Welsh forward was in the starting line-up for the Clásico on Saturday evening, but had another poor showing, offering little going forward and doing nothing to support Carvajal behind him when Barcelona were on the offensive. And the Real Madrid fans let him know their feelings when he was substituted in the 61st minute for Asensio. Bale was furiously whistled and jeered by the supporters in the ground, with only a few fans showing some support with a little timid applause. When Asensio came on he was given a solid ovation.

Isco shown the love by the Bernabéu

Just after Bale came off, Isco came out to warm up and he was instantly greeted by songs of support from the Bernabéu stands. And when the player from Málaga came on for Casemiro in the 75th minute he was greeted with a tremendous ovation. Isco hadn’t played since 3 February against Alavés (3 minutes). He suffered a back injury just after that match and didn’t recover until this week.