BALE HOPES TO BE FIT FOR CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL

Real Madrid superstar striker Gareth Bale

GARETH BALE HOPES TO BE FIT FOR 2017 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL IN WALES

2017 Champions League Final: Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale update

Twenty-seven-year-old Gareth Bale has not played for Real Madrid since tearing a calf muscle against FC Barcelona on 23 April. However, Wales forward Bale has resumed training at Real Madrid but has not trained with his team-mates. Real Madrid face mighty Italian Serie A Champions Juventus in the 2017 Champions League Final on 3 June in Bale's home city of Cardiff, Wales. Real beat city rivals Atletico Madrid on aggregate to reach the 2017 Champions League final for a second successive season.Bale was not involved when Real traveled to Celta Viga on Wednesday when Real Madrid came away with a 4-1 win, replacing FC Barcelona at the top of the Spanish La Liga Table.

Bale, 27, came off with a calf injury after 39 minutes in Real's 3-2 El Clasico defeat by Barcelona in April. Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is looking forward to Bale’s return to form and said his side are a better when injured forward Gareth Bale plays.

"It's not the time to talk about the Champions League final," said Zinedine Zidane. "He's much better and has already been out training. He's recovering and there's time for him to be ready for the final. I hope he's ready before and I hope he can be with us more than anything. We're a better team when he plays."

It is the second injury Bale has sustained this season after he was sidelined for four months after the superstar Welshman hurt his ankle in Real Madrid’s 2-1 Champions League win at Sporting Lisbon in November.

Swansea City boss Paul Clement says Real Madrid will be desperate for Bale to be fit for the final. Clement was Carlo Ancelotti's assistant when Real Madrid won the Champions League in 2014, with Bale scoring the decisive second goal in a 4-1 final win over city rivals Atletico Madrid.

"I know he's fighting to be fit for that and I hope he is," said Clement. It would be great for him to come back, he's one of their best players.He's done fantastically well over the last couple of years. He's won it twice already, It would be an amazing achievement to be at a club for four years and win three Champions Leagues. That would be outstanding.It's great for Wales. You've got two great teams and a great event coming to this country."

2017 Real Madrid Tickets

May 21 Spanish La Liga Malaga v Real Madrid Tickets Estadio La Rosaleda - Malaga, Spain

June 3 Champions League Final 2017: Juventus v Real Madrid Tickets Millenium Stadium - Cardiff, United Kingdom

July 29 International Champions Cup Real Madrid v FC Barcelona Tickets Hard Rock Stadium - Miami, United States

Real Madrid superstar striker Gareth Bale

BARCELONA WIN EL CLASICO: BARCA 3-2 REAL MADRID

Barca’s Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium on April 23, 2017 in Madrid, Spain.

BARCELONA WIN EL CLASICO: BARCA 3-2 REAL MADRID

Spanish La Liga title race is a fight to the finish

Match Report

Real Madrid 2-3 Barcelona

Real Madrid goals: Carlos Casemiro 28, James Rodriguez 85

Barcelona goals: Lionel Messi 33, Ivan Rakitic 73, Lionel Messi 90 +1:48

In the second "El Clasico" of the 2016-2017 La Liga season at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in Madrid, Spain Sunday. Lionel Messi scored his 500th Barcelona goal with seconds to go to send Luis Enrique’s team above 10-man Real Madrid at the top of La Liga. Barcelona’s superstar striker, Lionel Messi sank arch-rivals Real Madrid in a thrilling clash that keeps Barca in the race for the Spanish La Liga title this campaign. Messi’s second goal of the night was scored in added time putting Barcelona at the top of the La Liga Table due to the 3-2 victory away at Real Madrid.

Squads

Real Madrid

Navas; Carvajal, Ramos, Nacho, Marcelo; Casemiro, Modric, Kroos; Bale, Benzema, Ronaldo. Subs: Casilla, Kovacic, James, Asensio, Isco, Danilo, Morata.

Barcelona

Ter Stegen; Roberto, Umtiti, Pique, Alba; Busquets, Rakitic, Iniesta; Messi, L Suarez, Alcacer. Subs: Cillessen, D Suarez, Digne, Turan, Mascherano, Alena, Andre Gomes.

Next, Barca play Espanyol away at Estadio Cornella-El Prat and Real Madrid host Valencia at Santiago Bernabeu on April 29. Top, guaranteed, legal, authentic Barcelona Fc tickets and Real Madrid tickets are for sale now online from the LiveFootballTickets.com football tickets marketplace.

Barcelona Fc Tickets

APR 29 Spanish La Liga Espanyol v FC Barcelona Tickets Estadio Cornellá-El Prat - Barcelona, Spain

MAY 6 Spanish La Liga FC Barcelona v Villarreal Tickets Camp Nou - Barcelona, Spain

MAY 14 Spanish La Liga UD Las Palmas v FC Barcelona Tickets Estadio Gran Canaria - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

MAY 21 Spanish La Liga FC Barcelona v SD Eibar Tickets Camp Nou - Barcelona, Spain

MAY 27 Copa del Rey Final 2017: FC Barcelona v Alaves Tickets Estadio Vicente Calderon - Madrid, SpainJUL

May 29 International Champions Cup Real Madrid v FC Barcelona Tickets Hard Rock Stadium - Miami, United States

Real Madrid Tickets

APR 29 Spanish La Liga Real Madrid v Valencia Tickets Santiago Bernabeu - Madrid, Spain

MAY 2 Champions League Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid Tickets Santiago Bernabeu - Madrid, Spain

MAY 6 Spanish La Liga Granada CF v Real Madrid Tickets Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes - Granada, Spain

MAY 10 Champions League Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid Tickets Estadio Vicente Calderon - Madrid, Spain

MAY 14 Spanish La Liga Real Madrid v Fc Sevilla Tickets Santiago Bernabeu - Madrid, Spain

MAY 21 Spanish La Liga Malaga v Real Madrid Tickets Estadio La Rosaleda - Malaga, Spain

JUL 29 International Champions Cup Real Madrid v FC Barcelona Tickets Hard Rock Stadium - Miami, United States

Ivan Rakitic of Barcelona (4) celebrates as he scores their second goal with Luis Suarez (9) and Lionel Messi during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona at Estadio Bernabeu

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: REAL MADRID, ATL MADRID, MONACO, JUVE GO THROUGH

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final second leg match between Real Madrid CF v FC Bayern Muenchen at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 18, 2017 in Madrid, Spain.

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE SEMI-FINALS: REAL MADRID V ATLETICO MADRID, MONACO V JUVE

Last year, Real Madrid's Champions League Final 2016 victory against Atletico Madrid was their 11th European Cup triumph. Holders Real Madrid will face arch-rivals Atletico Madrid in the semi-finals of the Champions League, a repeat of last year's final.

Zinedine Zidane's side will fight to become the first club to retain the trophy in Champions League history in the final on 3 June in Cardiff.

French side Monaco battle giant Italian Serie A club Juventus in the other last-four tie.

The first legs will be played on 2 and 3 May, with the return legs taking place the following week.

Real Madrid aims to win Europe's premier club competition for a 12th time, after beating German Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich 6-3 on aggregate to reach the last four. And Spanish La Liga titans Atletico Madrid ended Premier League 2016 champions Leicester City’s fairytale run in Europe, defeating the Foxes 2-1 over two legs. Juventus claimed an impressive 3-0 aggregate win against Barcelona, while Monaco defeated Borussia Dortmund 6-3..

Buy Champions League Semifinals Tickets

MAY 2 Champions League Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid Tickets Santiago Bernabeu - Madrid, Spain

MAY 3 Champions League AS Monaco v Juventus Tickets Louis II Stadium - Fontvieille, Monaco

MAY 9 Champions League Juventus v AS Monaco Tickets Juventus Arena - Torino, Italy

MAY 10 Champions League Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid Tickets Estadio Vicente Calderon - Madrid, Spain

JUN 3 UEFA Champions League Final 2017 tickets - As Monaco OR Juventus v Real Madrid OR Atletico Madrid Tickets Millenium Stadium - Cardiff, United Kingdom

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 100 goals in the UEFA Champions League, group stage to final

Real Madrid and Portugal superstar striker Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first UEFA Champions League goal in 2007 and his first hat-trick against Ajax in 2012. Ronaldo became the top scorer in UEFA club competition against Schalke in 2015. Having become the first player to score 100 goals in UEFA club competition in Real Madrid’s first leg of their tie against Bayern München last week, Ronaldo made it five goals in the second tie by scoring a hat trick to lead Real Madrid into the semi-finals once again in the UEFA Champions League, group stage to final – the first player to reach that mark.

Scored for:
15 Manchester United
85 Real Madrid

How scored:
68 Right foot 
17 Header
15 Left foot

Types of goal:
77 open play
12 free-kicks
11 penalties

When goals scored:
45 First half
52 Second half 
3 Extra time

Where goals scored them from:
59 inside penalty area (but not 5-metre box)
25 5-metre box
16 outside penalty area

Goals scored home or away:
51 Home
47 Away
2   Neutral venue

What stage were goals scored:
51 group stage
20 quarter-final
17 round of 16
10 semi-final
2 final

What season were goals scored:
17 2013/14
16 2015/16
12 2012/13
10 2011/12, 2014/15
8 2007/08
7 2009/10, 2016/17*
6 2010/11
4 2008/09
3 2006/07
*Up to quarter-finals second leg

Teams scored against:
9 Bayern
7 Ajax, Schalke
6 Galatasaray, Malmö
5 Roma, Shakhtar Donetsk, Juventus
4 Borussia Dortmund, Lyon, Marseille
3 CSKA Moskva, Dynamo Kyiv, København, Sporting, Wolfsburg
2 AC Milan, APOEL, Arsenal, Basel, Ludogorets Razgrad, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Zürich
1 Auxerre, Chelsea, Atlético Madrid, Internazionale Milano, Liverpool, Manchester City, Porto

Goalkeepers scored against the most:
9 Manuel Neuer, Johan Wiland
6 Fernando Muslera
5 Gianluigi Buffon, Andriy Pyatov, Kenneth Vermeer

Assists by:
11 Karim Benzema
7 Gareth Bale
6 Marcelo
4 Ángel Di María, Ryan Giggs

Clubs in the Champions League semi-final draw

Atlético Madrid
Juventus
Monaco
Real Madrid

Buy all Champions League tickets including Atletico Madrid tickets, Juventus tickets, Monaco tickets, and Real Madrid tickets securely now online from the extensive LiveFootballTickets.com football tickets marketplace at great prices. Authentic Champions League Final 2017 tickets are also for sale now for the exciting climax of the tournament taking place Saturday, June 3rd at Cardiff Stadium in Wales.

Cristiano Ronaldo concentrates for a free-kick during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final second leg match between Real Madrid CF v FC Bayern Muenchen at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 18, 2017 in Madrid, Spain.

Cristiano Ronaldo Scores 400 Goals : Real Madrid Tickets

Cristiano Ronaldo 3

Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid

Real Madrid Update : Cristiano Ronaldo Scores 400 Goals

CR7 scored 69 goals in 59 matches over the calendar year in 2013. The Portugal captain has now scored 400 goals in 653 games in all competitions - taking his season's tally to 28 and boosting his chances for the Ballon d'Or 2014 award.

Real Madrid ace Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 400th career goal in Real Madrid's 3-0 victory over Spanish La Lga's rivals Celta Vigo in the La Liga, reducing the gap on league leaders Barcelona.

In the final seconds of the clash against Celta Viga, Ronaldo scored after being put through by Gareth Bale, a 65th minute substitute. 

Real is now five points adrift of Barcelona and Atletico Madrid in third.

Watch Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale in live action!

Buy the very best Real Madrid tickets now securely online! Real Madrid Champions League tickets and all Spanish La Liga tickets are also available now!

CR7 Museum Opens : Real Madrid Tickets

Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid

CR7 Museum Opens

Ronaldo has been shortlisted for the prestigious accolade along with Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery and Barcelona star Lionel Messi.

The gala takes place on January 13 in Zurich.

Reportedly CR7 and Real Madrid reacted angrily to disparaging remarks Fifa president Sepp Blatter made about him during a speech at the Oxford Union Society.

When asked about his decision, Ronaldo replied, “There are still several days for that, we’re talking about it and we’ll see what happens.

"I hope to win many more trophies but we’re still looking at it with the club.”

Ronaldo was attending the opening of a museur created in his honor in his native Madeira.

The ace was questioned regarding the draw for Portugal at next year's World Cup in Brazil.

“We’ve been drawn in a difficult group," the 28-year-old conceded. "It’s competitive, but I’m confident that we can do well.

"We just have to get through the first round and then we’ll see what happens.”

Great football tickets are still available for all popular soccer matches in Europe - securely online including Europa League TicketsEuropa League Final TicketsChampions League Tickets and Champions League Final Tickets.

Check back for the very best tickets!

About blog/livefootballtickets.com - Get the latest news and hottest tickets available for National Teams - World Cup 2014 Tickets: Wales TicketsScotland TicketsEngland TicketsEngland Premiership Tickets: Liverpool TicketsManchester City TicketsManchester United TicketsTottenham Hotspur TicketsArsenal TicketsChelsea TicketsSpanish La Liga Tickets: Real Madrid TicketsFc Barcelona TicketsStadium Tickets: Wembley Stadium ticketsOld Trafford ticketsEmirates Stadium ticketsStamford Bridge ticketsNou Camp ticketsSan Siro ticketsSoccer TicketsItalian Serie A Tickets: Inter Milan TicketsAC Milan TicketsAS Roma Ticke