Gareth Bale likely to miss Champions League semi-final

He suffered a calf injury in the El Clasico match at the weekend

Gareth Bale likely to miss Champions League semi-final

Gareth Bale. Picture by: Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP/Press Association Images

Real Madrid attacker Gareth Bale is likely to miss both legs of the Champions League semi-final with a calf injury.

Bale pulled up injured in the first half of the El Clasico match with Barcelona on Sunday. Real went on to lose the match 3-2 thanks to a last minute goal from Lionel Messi.

A statement from the Spanish club read: "Following the tests carried out on Gareth Bale by the Sanitas Medical Services, the player has been diagnosed with a grade 2 injury in his left calf. His recovery will continue to be assessed."

Real are now second in La Liga but level on points with Barcelona and have a match in hand.

They are due to face city rivals Atletico in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final on May 2nd.