After a remarkable performance against Sporting Gijon in last La Liga encounter, Isco is become favorite to replace Gareth Bale in return leg of Champions League quarter final. Asensio and Isco are in great form who can fill the vacant gap of Bale, but it is likely to see Isco in starting lineup against FC Bayern. Gareth Bale was ruled out because of calf injury and he was replaced by Isco who grabbed three important points for Real Madrid.
Isco Favorite To Start For Real Madrid against Bayern Munich
Gareth Bale started at Allianz Arena but was replaced by Asensio in 58th minute. He missed La Liga game and not set to miss Champions League game.
About injury of Bale Zidane said “Gareth has been working hard to get back and after his three months out, he has come back and was very excited about playing again. But he has got a little problem that has come up again. We hope it’s nothing. In a few more days he should be back with us.”
Gareth Bale is also in doubt of making appearance against Barcelona in upcoming El Clasico. The French manager said “I have decided who will play instead of Bale, but I am not going to tell you.”
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Isco has not played much Champions League games. About his Champions League appearances, the Spanish midfielder said “I don’t know, the boss decides. The truth is I have not played much in the Champions League but I will take that as the team is close to the semi finals. the important thing is to go through, not who plays.”