But with Cristiano Ronaldo already having scored in an incredible 10 straight Champions League matches and looking to add to that, plus Zinedine Zidane having his side laser-focused of late, there should be little to worry about for Madrid fans.
Bale was given the nod to start against the Turin side but a disappointing first 45 minutes prompted the legendary French coach to bring him off at the break, with Lucas Vasquez replacing him.
The Portugal star is the third-most capped player in Champions League history, behind Barcelona icon Xavi (151) and former Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas (167).
Exiled Catalan ex-leader Puigdemont hopes to return to Belgium
Germany's justice minister has applauded a court's decision to free Puigdemont on bail, two weeks after his arrest in Germany. Misuse of public funds carries a sentence of up to eight years in Spain , while a rebellion sentence can reach 30 years.
Paulo Dybala's red card also leaves Juve shorn of one of their most potent attacking weapons for the return match at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday.
Bayern have already wrapped up their sixth consecutive Bundesliga title and are a goal up here going into the second leg.
We've got our final set of quarter-final ties to look forward to, with Real Madrid hosting Juventus and Sevilla travelling to Bavaria to take on Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.