Gareth Bale fit for cl tie
Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale is fit for Tuesday’s Champions League quarterfinal showdown at Atletico Madrid after sitting out Saturday’s La Liga win at home to Eibar, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Monday. There was a question mark over Bale’s availability for the first-leg clash at the Calderon but Real’s world record signing is “100 percent” fit and has been called up along with every other member of the squad, Ancelotti told a news conference. The Welshman has been on patchy form this term after an impressive debut season in Spain, when he scored in Real’s Champions League final win over Atletico and netted a memorable winner to beat Barcelona in the King’s Cup final. Ancelotti feels Bale would surely perform in the final weeks of the campaign, with Real seeking a record-extending 11th European crown.