- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 20, 2014

MADRID (AP) - Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti says forward Gareth Bale will play in Saturday’s Champions League final against Atletico Madrid.

Bale has had a successful debut season in Spain, and Ancelotti appears ready to reward him with a starting role on Saturday.

Ancelotti says “Gareth had some problems at the beginning (of the season) but when he found good physical condition he scored a lot of goals, he had a good impact on the team. I think he will do the same in the final.”