La Liga: Ronaldo greets Bale at Real, but what's behind the smile?

La Liga: Ronaldo greets Bale at Real, but what's behind the smile?

When stars collide, sparks fly.

But when Gareth Bale showed up for his first day of work at Real Madrid, there was nothing but smiles from Cristiano Ronaldo, whose standing as the world's most expensive footballer had been shattered by his new teammate recently.

On Wednesday, they appeared to meet by chance at the club carpark.

There was the "buddy handshake" and a thumbsup gesture.

Ronaldo even patted Bale on his waist.

It all looked fine and dandy.

But was Ronaldo's affection real?

The New Paper asked Christian Chua, one of Singapore's leading body language experts, to study the video clip of the meeting.

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