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Gareth Bale faces new injury tests after setback

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Real Madrid star Gareth Bale faces fresh injury tests after aggravating the thigh injury that has ruled him out of tonight's Champions League group clash against Copenhagen.

The £86 million man looked to have put his injury troubles behind him after coming on at the start of the second half during Madrid's 1-0 derby defeat to Atletico.

But, it now seems the Welshman will have to undergo new examinations to clarify the true extent of the injury.

A statement on Real's official website read: "Gareth Bale has not trained with the group due to muscular problems in his left thigh.

"The diagnosis is dependent upon tests which will be carried out on Wednesday."

Bale, who scored on his Madrid debut last month, had to withdraw during the warm-up ahead of his proposed Bernabeu bow two weeks ago.

Manager Carlo Ancelotti named the 24-year-old in his starting lineup for the La Liga game against Getafe - but the ex-Tottenham man was replaced by Isco before the kick-off.

It remains to be seen how long the world's most expensive player will be out for as Madrid look to get their season back on track following the shock loss to city rivals Atletico.

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