Gareth Bale was seen standing around awkwardly while the rest of his Real Madrid teammates celebrated a huge victory over Sevilla on Sunday night.
Los Blancos extended their lead over Barcelona and Sevilla to 15 points thanks to a dramatic comeback away at the Estadio Ramon Sánchez Pizjuan.
The home side raced into a 2-0 lead courtesy of first-half goals from Ivan Rakitic and Erik Lamela, but Carlo Ancelotti’s men fought back after half-time.
Rodrygo pulled a goal back shortly after the restart before Nacho equalised with just under 10 minutes of normal time remaining.
Then, in the second minute of stoppage time, Karim Benzema – who else? – popped up with the winning goal to complete the turnaround.
This was a priceless victory for Real Madrid, who will now almost certainly finish the 2021-22 season as champions of Spain.
Barcelona have two games in hand over their fierce rivals but it would take a capitulation of epic proportions for Madrid to slip up now.
Gareth Bale looked awkward after Sevilla 2-3 Real Madrid
Madrid’s jubilant squad celebrated passionately inside the away dressing at the Estadio Ramon Sánchez Pizjuan – with the exception of one player.
As the celebrations were filmed, Bale was seen standing around awkwardly while the rest of his teammates went wild.
Watch the footage here:
Gareth Bale looks like a lost puppy completely disconnected from the team. It genuinely is sad. pic.twitter.com/rANx8q1k6s— Gina 🥇 (@Serginaoo) April 17, 2022
It’s sad to see Bale, who has achieved so many during his time with Real Madrid, standing around looking lost after such a big victory.
The Wales international, who showed his class during last month’s international break by scoring a stunning free-kick against Austria, was an unused substitute against Sevilla and clearly couldn’t enjoy the moment fully.
Madrid’s players all congregated to celebrate and pose for photos and Bale was nowhere to be seen.
👏 YASSS KINGSSSSS 👏— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) April 17, 2022
🗣️ ¡ASÍ GANA EL MADRID! pic.twitter.com/zN42c407cE
Where's Bale? 🤔— Tyan (@tyanaji_) April 18, 2022
Where's Bale https://t.co/xfhq1FlOrn— Takoradi TheWeekend (@Iampentop21) April 17, 2022
What next for Gareth Bale?
It’s appeared for some time that Bale feels like an outsider at his own club.
The 32-year-old’s contract expires at the end of June and it would be a massive shock if he remains at the Bernabeu beyond this summer.
There’s even been talk that he might sign a short-term deal with a new club before retiring immediately after this year’s World Cup in Qatar if Wales qualify.
But hopefully he can rediscover his love for club football away from Madrid and then opts to continue what has mostly been a spectacular career at the highest level.