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

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Needs to step up again

Toni Kroos hit the sixth for a rampant Madrid. Real Madrid started with a good move up front in the attack as Luka Modric set up Hakimi Acraf in the right wing, but the Moroccan final pass in the box was cleared by Celta Vigo defence in the 5th minute.

Wales forward Bale has now scored four goals in four games - a form that boosts his chances of featuring in the UEFA Champions League final against Liverpool on May 26.

Isco made it three for the home side two minutes later, curling home a fantastic strike. Celta Vigo also had an attempt in the 15th minute but it played over the bar.

Zidane's team continued to knock on the door down the other end though, and doubled their advantage in the 30th minute when Bale cut inside before finding the top corner with a wonderful finish.

Celta came close to registering late in the first period when Daniel Wass headed towards the bottom corner, only for Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas to make a wonderful save.

Isco then flicked a Benzema effort into the Celta goal in the 58th minute, but the offside flag cut the home side's celebrations short, before Alvarez just beat Bale to a through ball from Kroos.

Real's fourth goal of the evening arrived eight minutes after the break with Achraf Hakimi finding the back of the net. Subs: Borja Mayoral (for Benzema, 64) 6, Marco Asensio (for Isco, 64) 7, Lucas Vasquez (for Bale, 71) 6. Bale nearly got his hat-trick but his effort was saved by the Celta Vigo goalkeeper, Zidane substituted Karim Benzema for Borja Mayoral in the 64th minute and Isco was removed for Marco Asensio and in the 72nd minute Bale was substituted for Lucas Vazquez.

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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