SPORT: Football EDEN HAZARD RETURNED TO THE BENCH AFTER WARM-UP Gareth Bale caught mocking Hazard.

GARETH BALE was caught laugh­ing as for­mer Chelsea star Eden Haz­ard was sent back to the bench after warm­ing up towards the end of Real Madrid’s 1–0 Copa del Rey loss to Barcelona Ath­let­ic Bilbao.

The £150million flop hoped to step onto the pitch and change Real’s for­tunes and pro­pel them into the semi-finals.

But after being asked to warm up on the touch­line, he was sent back to the bench, where Bale could be seen laughing.

Span­ish TV chan­nel El Chirin­gui­to revealed the clip, with the out­let hav­ing pre­vi­ous­ly been high­ly crit­i­cal of the two big players.

Boss Car­lo Ancelot­ti has instead opt­ed to bring in teenag­er Eduar­do Camavin­ga to replace Toni Kroos.

Bring­ing in a mid­field­er instead of a strik­er did­n’t change the game in Real’s favor as they man­aged to muster just two shots on tar­get through­out the game.

Bale was also an unused sub­sti­tute in the game and has­n’t played much since return­ing from his loan spell with Tottenham.

The Welsh­man has made just three appear­ances this sea­son, man­ag­ing to find the net once.

Bale looks cer­tain to leave Madrid at the end of the sea­son when his con­tract runs out.

He’s been hit par­tic­u­lar­ly hard when it comes to try­ing to stay fit this season.

Haz­ard, mean­while, has two years left on his contract.

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