Real Madrid are running rampant in the Champions League this season, but this weekend they're playing in La Liga, which has been a much different story.
Portuguese worldwide Cristiano Ronaldo provided the superb assist for the 25-year-old Spaniard who curled the ball at the far corner of the post.
"We will see tomorrow [how he is]", Zidane said when asked about Bale's availability during Saturday's pre-match press conference. "But here we do not like to take risks if a player has something small".
When asked about whether Cristiano Ronaldo has hinted for a contact renewal or not, the manager said that the Portuguese global is in good shape and is most interested in scoring goals by playing more matches.
Bale, who signed with Real Madrid in 2013 has missed 9,346 minutes since he arrived at the club.
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It took until the 22nd minute for Real Madrid to have another attempt of real note, and Luka Modric's effort drifted wide of the away side's post as the score remained 0-0 at the mid-point of the first period.
Spanish champions Real Madrid will return to action with a trip to capital rivals Getafe after the global break, while Espanyol's next league match is at home to Levante.
Espanyol could have equalised through Gerard Moreno on the stroke of half-time after a mistake from Casemiro, and the visitors were wasteful in front of goal as Marc Navarro and Leo Baptistao both had golden opportunities.
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