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Real Madrid vs Barcelona: Zidane drops Gareth Bale for Super Cup second leg

Real Madrid vs Barcelona: Zidane drops Gareth Bale for Super Cup second leg

Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, has dropped Gareth Bale to the bench, for the second leg of their Spanish Super Cup tie against Barcelona, despite the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo through suspension.

Madrid hold a 3-1 lead from the first leg, as they look set to claim a seventh trophy of Zidane’s short reign.

Despite an impressive win at the Camp Nou on Sunday, Zidane makes three changes with Luka Modric, Lucas Vazquez and Marco Asensio replacing Casemiro, Bale and Isco.

Bale has failed to score in six appearances since the start of pre-season and hasn’t found the net against Barca in five games, since scoring the winner in the Copa del Rey final in 2014.

Barcelona coach, Ernesto Valverde, also makes three changes from the side beaten in his first game in charge with Javier Mascherano, Andre Gomes and Sergi Roberto replacing Aleix Vidal, Andres Iniesta and Gerard Deulofeu.

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