Bale out of Real Madrid v Espanyol

Gareth Bale has been left out of Real Madrid's squad to face Espanyol on Sunday, with the Wales international nursing a calf complaint.

Bale endured an injury-plagued campaign last season and his performances have come in for criticism from sections of the Madrid support of late.

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