Bale remains a doubt for Atletico clash

After limping out of Saturday's clash with Malaga, Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale remains a doubt for the Champions Laegue with Atletico.

Gareth Bale remains a doubt for Real Madrid's UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg against city rivals Atletico due to a calf injury.

The Wales international limped off five minutes into his team's La Liga meeting with Malaga on Saturday, with the reigning European champions going on to win 3-1.

Real and Atleti are tied at 0-0 heading into their second leg at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday, but Bale's involvement hangs in the balance.

A club statement on Monday read: "Following tests carried out on Gareth Bale at the Sanitas La Moraleja Hospital by the Real Madrid Medical Services, he has been diagnosed with a muscle injury in his left soleus.

"His progress will be monitored."