Gareth Bale ruled out of Real Madrid's Champions League clash with FC Copenhagen with thigh injury

Real Madrid have confirmed that world record signing Gareth Bale has suffered a thigh injury and will miss Wednesday's Champions League clash with FC Copenhagen.

The 24-year-old has had a frustrating start to his Madrid career since his €100m move from Tottenham this summer, with another thigh problem ruling him out of September's clash with Getafe.

And los Blancos confirmed news of the Wales international's latest injury setback on their official website on Wednesday.

"After the tests carried out today [Wednesday], the player has been diagnosed with a muscle contracture in his left thigh," Real Madrid said.

"It remains to be seen how the condition develops."

Bale is yet to complete a full 90 minutes for Madrid and has scored once in his three appearances for the club.