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La Liga News: 25 November 2016; Athletic Bilbao Advance to Next Round, Gareth Bale Undergoes Surgery

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Gareth Bale ruled out for up to three months with ankle injury | Sky Sports
Bale sustained the injury during Madrid's 2-1 win over Sporting Lisbon in the Champions League on Tuesday night. Scans have shown that Bale has damaged the peroneal tendon in his right ankle and will be out for two to three months.

Injuries threatening to derail Gareth Bale's Real Madrid legacy - ESPN FC
Up to now, Bale had played 11 out of 12 La Liga matches, scoring five goals and assisting his teammates twice. Numbers aside, he looked like the most in-shape player in the squad, close to the remarkable form he showed at the end of last season.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid chants to be investigated by Spanish FA | Sky Sports
Six incidents have been deemed "racist or worthy of inciting violence" by La Liga. According to official match observers, sections of Atletico fans were heard chanting "Madristas, son of b***hes" and "That Portguese, what a son of a "b***h he is" on various occasions.

Atleti fan files UEFA lawsuit | Football Espana
The Real Madrid defender headed the opening goal of the showpiece but appeared to be offside – an incident which the claimant (also an Atletico season ticket holder) says unfairly "altered the game, benefiting one of the teams".

Celta Vigo and Standard Liege cannot be separated as Group G goes to the wire - ESPN
The battle to join Ajax in progressing from Group G of the Europa League will go to the final day as Celta Vigo and Standard Liege drew 1-1. A win for either side would have sent them through in second place, but although Iaga Aspas scored early on for the hosts, Standard hit back through Kostas Laifis in the 81st minute.

Villarreal frustrated by late Roberto Rodriguez penalty as FC Zurich earn draw - ESPN
Roberto Rodriguez ensured another frustrating Europa League night for Villarreal by converting a late penalty to earn FC Zurich a 1-1 draw. Second-half substitute Rodriguez, who also hit the crossbar, buried an 87th-minute spot kick high into the net for the Group L minnows to cancel out Villarreal skipper Bruno's first-half header.

Athletic Bilbao 3-1 Sassuolo - ESPN
ESPN's full commentary for the Athletic Bilbao vs. Sassuolo football match.

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