Gareth Bale: Wales forward misses penalty on return to Real Madrid action

Last update on.From European FootballGareth Bale holds 96 caps for WalesAfter returning from Spain, Gareth Bale took part in Real Madrid's friendly against AC Milan on Sunday.Bale, wearing the number 50 shirt, played 45 minutes of the Austrian goalless draw.The forward for Wales won a penalty in the second period, but he took the spot-kick and saw his efforts saved.Bale, 32 years old, was not playing for Real since June 2020 after he had fallen out of favor under Zinedine Zidane.Carlo Ancelotti, Real's head coach, indicated that Bale was still a possibility at the Bernabeu after he was appointed for the second time in June.Real has one year left on the contract of Bale, a four-time champion league winner, and they begin the new La Liga season at Alaves this Saturday, 14 August.Bale scored 17 goals in 34 Spurs appearances in 2020-21. However, he only made 10 Premier League starts.Before Euro 2020, there was speculation that Bale might retire from the tournament.