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Bale returns to the Bernabeu: Reacts to whistles with a grin

Carlo Ancelotti had warned that Gareth Bale's return to the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu was something he had in mind, and that's exactly what he did against Getafe.

With a quarter of an hour to go, the Italian put Bale on for Karim Benzema. The Frenchman received a standing ovation while the Welshman, as expected, was greeted with resounding whistles, which were repeated every time he touched the ball.

Bale's face broke into a smile as he heard the reaction, one that he surely expected.

The forward had not played at the Bernabeu since February 2020, when Madrid lost 2-1 to Manchester City (773 days ago). He did play at Valdebebas, but without a home crowd.

Bale's last goal at the Bernabeu dates back to March 2019, against Celta Vigo in Zinedine Zidane's return after Santiago Solari's sacking.

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