Bale, Benzema join Real Madrid’s list of injured players
Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui says both forwards needed to leave the match because of unspecified injuries.
Benzema did not start the second half, while Bale was replaced late after appearing to ask to be substituted.
Lopetegui says “the injuries to Karim and Gareth greatly limited what we could do.”
The loss was Madrid’s fourth match in a row without scoring a goal.
After an international break, Madrid’s next game is at home against Levante on Oct. 20. It then hosts Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League before visiting Barcelona on Oct. 28.