Gareth Bale's bald patch revealed during Real Madrid's win against Real Sociedad

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A few years back, a thread popped up on Reddit which centred around Gareth Bale's hair, or increasing lack of it after an image emerged appearing to show his balding crown.

The former Spurs man has been sporting samurai locks for some time now, putting to bed any rumours that he may have something to hide. Until yesterday that is.

Bale was the star of the show in Real Madrid's 1-0 win against Real Sociedad, heading home late on to keep his side in with a shout of winning the title with two games to go.

Unfortunately for the Welshman, the weather at the Anoeta Stadium was less than perfect, and as the rain came down it appeared to reveal a problem he may have been trying to hide. In fairness, it may have just been the way his hair parted in the rain; you can check out the evidence below:

Bale has been in inspired form of late, just when his team need him too; Cristiano Ronaldo has missed Madrid's last three games with a muscle injury and is a doubt for the second leg of their Champions League semi-final against Manchester City next week.

Striker Karim Benzema also sat out the match having limped off in Madrid's 3-2 win over Rayo Vallecano last week in which Bale struck a brace. The Frenchman also missed the first leg against City and could miss the game at the Bernabeu on Wednesday too.

The injuries to two thirds of the 'BBC' has put added emphasis on Bale to produce the goods and he's responded brilliantly; his three goals in his last two league games have moved his tally to 19 in the league for the season.

After yesterday's win against Sociedad, Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane was full of praise for Bale, and compared his ability to change games to that of Ronaldo.

"Bale has had problems but he could be like Cristiano and play many games," the French boss said.

"It was great to see a player of his importance score a goal ahead of Wednesday. I'm happy for him. He's had a lot of injury problems but I'm very happy to see him play 90 minutes. It means that every player is important, they deliver when they play and it's important to know that I have 20 or 21 players who are always ready to play.

"When we play every three days it's always difficult but everyone plays and everyone delivers, and that's the best thing about this team."

Madrid are just a point behind both Atletico Madrid and Barcelona in the title race with two games to go - and both of their rivals won yesterday as well.

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