Real Madrid's Gareth Bale in action. REUTERS/Sergio Perez
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Bale was then not included in the squad for Sunday's 2-1 win over Malaga in La Liga but Real insisted the plan had always been to rest players for the match.Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric and Raphael Varane were also spared the trip to La Rosaleda.Against Juve, Karim Benzema made way for Bale by dropping to the bench but Zidane says neither player feels sidelined by recent selections.Zidane has preferred Benzema as a partner for Ronaldo up front this season but the Frenchman has managed only one goal in his last nine games.Real are chasing an unprecedented third consecutive Champions League crown and Bayern's hopes of stopping them have been dented by an injury to key midfielder, Arturo Vidal.
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