Bale responds to Ronaldo's tough tackle by nutmegging him | inside World Soccer

First there was the sliding tackle, and then there was the nutmeg, as Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale, football's two most expensive players, got down to business at Real Madrid training.

Real Madrid's new signing Gareth Bale is tackled by Cristiano Ronaldo during a training session
Real Madrid's new signing Gareth Bale is tackled by Cristiano Ronaldo during a training session

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Having lost his tag as the world's most expensive player to Bale, it is perhaps understandable Ronaldo would have wanted to show his new teammate who is boss at the Bernabéu.

In what seems like a "welcome to the team" tackle, the Portuguese flew in to Bale during a game of rondo, much to the amusement of their teammates.

Bale was unfazed though, as he dinked the ball over the challenge, and moments later the Welshman got his revenge by pulling a nutmeg on Ronaldo, likely putting a bit of a bruise on the star's ego.


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