Something just isn't right with Gareth Bale at Real Madrid right now.
Deep into his fifth season with Los Blancos, reports are swarming that Bale's time at the Bernabeu may finally have reached its terminus. A return to the Premier League with former club Tottenham or even Manchester United have been touted over the last month.
For the time being, though, the Welshman is having to adapt to inconsistent game-time and Tuesday night's Champions League clash with Juventus was no different.
Zinedine Zidane dropped the 28-year-old to the bench with an attack of Cristiano Ronaldo, Isco and Karim Benzema in place.
Furthermore, it was Lucas Vasquez, Marco Asensio and Mateo Kovačić who were brought in from the sidelines as opposed to Bale.
Real Madrid romp Juventus 3-0 without Bale
They didn't exactly miss his presence, either, with Los Blancos effectively killing the tie with a 3-0 victory in Turin virtue of a Ronaldo brace and Marcelo.
Such a lop-sided victory will all but confirm Real's place in the semi-finals and put them within touching distance of a fourth Champions League final in the last five years.
All that didn't mean that the cameras evaded Bale, however.
Bale didn't celebrate Ronaldo's first goal, in the slightest
In fact, his reaction to the opening goal by Ronaldo was recorded in all its glory and to say it was strange would be putting things mildly.
You can see the fellow substitutes, coaches and staff around him get to their feet and applaud the deft finish.
As for Bale, he neither claps nor bothers to stand up - take a look:
While it might be a reach to say this confirms his discontent at Real, something is seriously odd about the fact he couldn't even be bothered to applaud the goal of a teammate.
It will certainly add substance to the rumours and suggestions that Bale's career will take a new direction in the summer, if nothing else.
Regardless of whether he wants to leave or not, the best way for Bale to go about things would be to keep his head down and remain professional. Whatever his motive on the bench last night, though, he was just asking for criticism there.
Even such a unenthusiastic Bale must have stood and applauded Ronaldo's second goal, mind.
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