1. Gareth Bale left the pitch in the last game against Sevilla to change his boots.
Gareth Bale decided to leave the pitch 25 minutes into the second half because he wanted to change his boots. He went to the side of the pitch and one of the squad's kit men handed him a new pair of boots.
Whilst the Welshman was taking his boots off and putting on new ones by the touchline, Sevilla began an unhindered counter-attack on the left-wing exactly where Bale should have been defending.
The ball reached Rakitic on the half-way line and Pepe, who was completely outside his area, raced to the left flank to try to block the Croatian's counter-attack. The Portuguese centre-back was subjected to an unforgettable reverse flick-over and he tried helplessly and clumsily to keep up with Rakitic's charge. Rakitic then set Bacca up to make it 2-1 for Sevilla.
2. Ronaldo and Gareth bale disagreed over who should take a free-kick.
- Ronaldo was visibly angry with teammate Gareth Bale when the Welshman clearly showed that he was going to take the direct free kick himself in an attempt to come back from being 2-1 down to Sevilla. The shot went high over the crossbar and Ronaldo went back to his position with a face that said it all.
3. Players are missing training!
It's not clear yet why but luca Modric missed training. But something is just not right. Spanish news source Marca.com reports that Luca Modric was not available for training on friday.