Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale faces an agonising wait to see if he will be fit for the upcoming El Clasico against Barcelona, according to BBC Sport.

The Wales international suffered an ankle injury during Tuesday’s Champions League victory at Sporting Lisbon.

Goals from Raphael Varane and Karim Benzema were enough to book the Champions League holders a place in the last 16, but injury to the former Tottenham Hotspur man clouded the result.

“He suffered more of a twist than a knock, but we will have to wait and see what the problem is,” Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said.

“On Wednesday, he will be examined by our medical staff and after that, we will find out more.”

The 27-year-old has been in superb form in recent weeks and has tied his future to the club with a bumper contract extension to 2022.

Los Blancos travel to the Camp Nou on Saturday, December 3 and currently sit top of La Liga with a four-point cushion over Barca.

The Clasico between these bitter opponents is one of world football’s age-old rivalries and a game that attracts millions of viewers all over the globe.


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