Gareth Bale was substituted after 82 minutes of Real Madrid’s Champions League win

Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro has defended forward Gareth Bale after he was booed for the second game in a row.

Wales international Bales, 28, was jeered by some of the Bernabeu crowd in Wednesday’s 3-0 Champions League win over Apoel Nicosia.

“He was a very strong player for us and I hope he continues to be so,” Casemiro told Marca.