Alfredo Relano: 'Bale makes a claim for a starting place against Juventus'
Diario AS editor believes Cristiano Ronaldo's absence allowed Gareth Bale to perform well against Las Palmas
"The previous game saw Real Madrid in action against Las Palmas. Zidane rotated the squad with one eye on Tuesday's game in Turin which meant no Cristiano. The absence of the Portuguese striker meant Gareth Bale had an opportunity to shine up front."
"He played predominantly on the left-hand side as part of a 4-4-2 formation and was full of running, hard work and helping out in defensive tasks by tracking back too. He bagged a fine goal and made a claim for a starting place in the Champions League tie against Juventus."
"Zidane has plenty to contemplate as he tries to decide which players to select to take to the field at the Allianz Stadium in Turin and Bale's fine performance last night will add to the starting XI dilema faced by the French coach ahead of the quarter final first leg."