Real Madrid's Gareth Bale sits out Champions League trip to Moscow
Last Updated: 30/09/18 7:09pm
Gareth Bale has been left out of Real Madrid's squad to face CSKA Moscow in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Bale picked up a thigh injury during the goalless draw with Atletico Madrid on Saturday and had to come off at half-time.
He will miss the reigning European champions' Group G game in Russia, along with captain Sergio Ramos, who was also omitted from the squad announced on Sunday.
Ramos sustained a cut above his eye against Atletico but, despite briefly leaving the field for treatment, was able to complete the match.
Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui said after the game that Bale would be assessed on Sunday.
"Bale had discomfort in his abductor at half-time and as a precaution he didn't come out for the second half," said Lopetegui.
Real will be hoping the damage is not serious, with a crucial match against Barcelona in La Liga approaching on October 28.
Marcelo and Isco were also absentees from Madrid's squad to face CSKA.
Marcelo has a calf problem, while Isco is recovering from an appendix operation.