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Bale out of Real Madrid Cup quarter-final

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Welsh winger Gareth Bale will sit out Real Madrid's Copa del Rey quarter-final, second leg against Espanyol on Tuesday after failing to recover from a calf strain he picked up in Saturday's 2-0 win over Granada. 

Gareth Bale (left) outpaces Granada's Pape Diakhate during a Spanish league game at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on January 25, 2014

Bale had been on the end of a heavy challenge from Jeison Murillo early on, but soldiered on until half-time when he was replaced by Jese Rodriguez.

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