LaLiga Report: Real Sociedad v Real Madrid 12 May 2019

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Although Vinicius brought some spark with tricks in the last third, he could not carve out clear chances for the visitors as the encounter ended 3-1 in favour of Sociedad.

Zidane was asked after the game if he had a message for Bale and the World Cup victor insisted his actions have spoken for him.

"We'll see what I do next week and what happens next year".

When asked if Bale was fit to play, the Frenchman replied with a simple - "Yes".

On the situation regarding Pogba, Zidane replied: "Every coach and football lover likes good players".

Los Blancos have now played two straight games without Bale included at all and if he's not selected in their final game of the season against Real Betis, it could put Europe's top clubs on alert.

The forward's contract has three seasons left to run and the 29-year-old's agent, Jonathan Barnett, has insisted his client is happy to remain at the club but that Zidane doesn't seem to want him to.

"He is a very interesting player, young and nothing more".

However, Zidane confirmed Bale was able to play on Sunday, adding that he is unsure if the Wales global will feature against Real Betis in Madrid's final LaLiga game.

However, a possible stumbling block to any deal could be Bale's current salary of £14.5million per season.

They did not have to wait long before gaining parity though, as Mikel Merino fired in from the edge of the box, and things went from bad to worse for Zidane's side as Jesus Vallejo was sent off for handball on the line five minutes before the break.

The Spanish global started just two games - a Copa del Rey tie against second division B side Melilla and the 3-0 home defeat to CSKA in the Champions League - and played a total of just 528 minutes during the Argentine coach's 32-game tenure.

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