- Gareth Bale was not included in the Real Madrid team that got dumped out of the Spanish Cup competition
- Los Blancos were beaten 4-3 by Real Sociedad at the last eight stage at the Santiago Bernabeu on Thursday night
- Bale was sighted leaving the venue after Real were trailing by three goals with less than ten minutes to the end of the game
Real Madrid's 21-match unbeaten run came to an abrupt end following their 4-3 defeat to Real Sociedad in the last eight stage of their Copa Del Rey clash at the Santiago Bernabeu.
The visitors got the game off to a flying start after two goals from Alexander Isak and one from Martin Odegaard gave them a three-goal lead in the first half.
Real would be unhappy to have loaned Odegaard the Royal Blues as he got the opening goal against his parent club in the early minutes of the meeting.
Marcelo reduced Los Blancos' deficit in the 59th minute but it only took ten minutes for Mikel Merino to restore the visitors' three goals advantage.
And the Welshman could not bear watching his side torn into pieces in front of their home fans as he stormed out of the stadium towards the end of the game.
Though, two late goals from Rodrygo and Nacho Fernandez in the 81st and 90th minutes gave the home team a lifeline but not enough to earn them a win at the end of the match.
According to Daily Star, Bale was spotted driving off the premises of the stadium with eight minutes to the final whistle.
The publication further states that Real has a standing rule that a player can leave the stadium after 80 minutes provided they are not included in the matchday squad.
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Meanwhile, it is left to be seen where the future of the Welshman lies as Zidane seems to have made up his mind against the winger.
He came close to moving to China last summer in an epic $1 billion but Los Blancos blocked the move from pulling through.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Real Madrid were bundled out of the Copa Del Rey championship at the quarterfinal stage by Real Sociedad.
It was Los Blancos' first defeat in their last 21 games in all competitions - enjoying stability under Zinedine Zidane.
Real forward on loan at Sociedad Martin Odegaard opened scoring for the visitors before Alexander Isak's brace took gave them a three-goal advantage.
The Galacticos ended up losing the match 4-3 at the Santiago Bernabeu as the reigning Spanish Super Cup champions waved the Copa Del Rey goodbye until the coming season.
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