European round-up: Bale hits a brace

Real Madrid vs Celta Vigo La Liga

The hosts made the breakthrough in the 13th minute as Bale broke onto a fine Modric pass before finishing into the corner via the post.

Two minutes later it was 3-0 when creator turned goal-scorer as it was Isco's turn to curl the ball into the top corner with his right foot.

Bale capitalised on Cristiano Ronaldo being rested to make a strong case for starting in the Champions League final against Liverpool on Saturday, May 26.

The post Bale Bags Brace As Real Madrid Thrash Celta Vigo appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria. Celta Vigo also had an attempt in the 15th minute but it played over the bar. Los Blancos scored a third of the night came for the home team after Toni Kroos picked connected Isco at the edge of the box as the Spanish got the third for Real Madrid in the 32nd minute.


Some comical Madrid defending briefly looked to have brought Celta level but Daniel Wass was in an offside position when he cut back for Maxi Gomez to finish, although Casemiro was fortunate not to be punished for bundling Brais Mendez to the floor before the ball fell to Wass. Asensio short was deflected in the net by Celta Vigo defender Sergi Gomez to give Real Madrid the fifth goal of the night.

The Celta goalkeeper kept out a header before the hour to deny Bale his hat-trick and the officials erred in disallowing Benzema's follow-up for offside.

The visitors' day continued to get worse when Gomez scored an own-goal in the 75th minute after his attempted interception from substitute Marco Asensio's cross beat Alvarez. Toni Kroos added a late sixth. Koos made it six for the home side with just nine minutes to end the game.

Zinedine Zidane's side ran out 6-0 winners, and if Bale can contribute in similar fashion to the final league game of the season against Villarreal, the Frenchman might have to deal with a selection headache heading into the Champions League showcase in Kiev.

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