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Real Madrid Christmas Party Gag Gifts for Gareth Bale, More Players Revealed

Gianni Verschueren@ReverschPassFeatured ColumnistDecember 5, 2019

VITORIA GASTEIZ, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 30: (L-R) Gareth Bale of Real Madrid, Sergio Ramos of Real Madrid, Eder Militao of Real Madrid, Isco of Real Madrid celebrate 0-1 during the La Liga Santander  match between Deportivo Alaves v Real Madrid at the Estadio de Mendizorroza on November 30, 2019 in Vitoria Gasteiz Spain (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images)
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Real Madrid had their Christmas party on Wednesday, and several players—including Gareth Bale—reportedly came away with some great gag gifts from the Secret Santa portion of the festivities. 

Per Marca's Hugo Cerezo, the Wales international had never attended the festivities before, but he was at the very heart of Wednesday's celebrations. There was no sign of any "lack of team spirit," and thanks to Marcelo, Bale drew one of the biggest laughs of the night.

The Brazilian bought him a golf club, alluding to the fact that the press have used the hobby at length to criticise the former Tottenham Hotspur star, per Sport Witness.

El Chiringuito shared this photo from the start of the evening that appears to show Marcelo carrying the club into the venue:

El Chiringuito TV @elchiringuitotv

🤣 ¡CACHONDEO CON BALE EN EL MADRID! Marcelo le regala un palo de golf por el amigo invisible. ¡VENTE A #JUGONES! https://t.co/1gMcAvhqwf

It also shared a group photo of the players:

El Chiringuito TV @elchiringuitotv

'BALE VUELVE POR NAVIDAD' No te pierdas #NuestraPortadaDeHoy tras la cena de conjura del Real Madrid con la presencia del galés. https://t.co/TgmTy2yz2G

Bale wasn't the only player who came away with a joke gift. Per the report, winger Lucas Vazquez received a weight set after injuring his foot by dropping a weight on it earlier this season.

At the time, it was a source of ridicule in the Spanish press: 

MARCA in English @MARCAinENGLISH

More injury problems for @realmadriden 👀 Lucas Vazquez has broken his toe After he dropped a weight on it 🤦‍♂️ https://t.co/OEHnNpYab5 https://t.co/TPvEo4NDqq

Marco Asensio wasn't spared either. His injury to start the season hasn't been forgotten by his team-mates, who gifted him a walking aid on Wednesday.

Summer arrival Luka Jovic hasn't made a big impact for his club yet, and to help him on his way, he got a Spanish dictionary. The 20-year-old Brahim Diaz, one of the youngest players in the team, got to take some children's toys home with him.

Real Madrid will be in action on Saturday when they host a struggling Espanyol team at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.