Real 6-0 Celta: Bale scores brace in Los Blancos classic win

Needs to step up again

Needs to step up again

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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Gareth Bale bagged a brace while Isco, Achraf Hakimi and Toni Kroos were also on target for Los Blancos as they put Celta to the sword in the Spanish capital, where Sergio Gomez scored at the wrong end to make it six on the night.

Meanwhile, this defeat means Celta Vigo have lost 10 topflight matches in Spain, though, they are safe from relegation as they are 13th on the log with 46 points 37 league games.

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Iago Aspas could return from injury for Celta Vigo but Emre Mor and Nemanja Radoja are major doubts.

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.

Isco floated a pass deep into Celta's problem left channel, where a rampant Bale cut inside by nutmegging Jonny and lashed into the top corner from a narrow angle.

Right full-back Achraf Hakimi got the fourth goal for Los Blancos seven minutes into the second stanza after finding space on the overlap to fire goalkeeper Sergio Alvarez.

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Isco then made it 3-0 to the European champions just two minutes later when he curled the ball beyond Alvarez from outside the box.

Wass saw his point-blank header palmed out by Navas five minutes before the break, but that was nearly Celta's last resistance.

With less than nine minutes to the end of the normal regulation time, Germany global, Toni Kroos competed six goal rout to put Los Blancos three points behind city rivals, Atletico with one game to wrap this season up.

Benzema had a close-range effort ruled out for offside, but Celta's misery continued as Gomez deflected substitute Marco Asensio's cross into his own net.

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The game ended 6-0 in favour of Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu.

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