Tensions are said to be growing between Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale at Real Madrid as the two players compete to be the club's main man.
Reports in Spanish publication Diario Gol suggest that Ronaldo, who was substituted in the 79th minute in the 2-1 win over Athletic Bilbao on Saturday, was angry with manager Zinedine Zidane after the full-time whistle as he believed that Bale should have been brought off instead of him.
The Portuguese international was replaced by Isco in the final 11 minutes of the game at theSan Mamés Stadium , as Los Blancos looked to preserve their slender lead.
Whilst Ronaldo was said to be annoyed with his manager, teammate Gareth Bale is also understood to be growing frustrated at Zidane's reluctance to use him in his preferred position on the right hand side.
With Ronaldo being utilised in a similar position, reports by Diario Gol suggest that the Welshman believes that the 2016 Ballon d'Or winner is being given preferential treatment by his manager and that the decision to play Bale out of his favoured position is, in the player's eyes, holding him back.