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Bale suspended for Tottenham's second leg against Inter after dive

The Welshman was adjudged to have gone to ground too easily under a challenge from Walter Gargano and received his third booking of the season in the Europa League

Gareth Bale will miss the second leg of Tottenham's Europa League last-16 tie with Inter after being booked for diving in the first leg at White Hart Lane.

The in-form wideman opened the scoring for Spurs in the sixth minutes with a headed finish but earned a yellow card for simulation moments later after clashing with Walter Gargano in the visitors' box. Tottenham went on to add two more goals in a 3-0 win.

Having also been booked in his side's meetings with Panathanaikos and Maribor earlier this season, the Welshman is now set to serve a one-match suspension.

Bale will now miss out on a return to the San Siro, where he famously made his name with a quick-fire hat trick against the then-European champions back in 2010.

The 23-year-old's opener against the Italians was his 25th goal in 40 appearances so far this season.

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