Bale scores twice as Real Madrid hammers Celta Vigo

Real Madrid will face Liverpool in Kiev in two weeks’ time in order to grab the Champions League trophy for the third consecutive time

Real Madrid will face Liverpool in Kiev in two weeks’ time in order to grab the Champions League trophy for the third consecutive time

Although it would take something quite severe to keep Cristiano Ronaldo out of Real Madrid's Champions League final tie with Liverpool, an ankle injury sustained against Barcelona may hamper his effectiveness on the night.

Real Madrid forward and Wales global Gareth Bale has given a new selection headache for manager Zinedine Zidane with a stunning brace in his side's 6-0 rout against Celta Vigo on Saturday.

Real started with Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale after both missed out the midweek defeat at the hands of Sevilla.

His second on the half-hour mark saw him dash to the byline before tucking the ball to one side of a defender and then unleashing a sharp left-footed drive into the corner of the net.

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Spanish global Isco made it three with an audacious curler two minutes later to give Los Blancos a comfortable cushion heading into half-time.

Gareth Bale scored twice while Isco, Toni Kroos and 19-year-old Achraf Hakimi all got on the score sheet. The league is over 38 games but the Champions League is incredible.

However, his latest social media post suggests he's fit and ready to go, hinting he'll be fit for the final in Kiev.

And he received a warm ovation from the supporters when he was substituted after 71 minutes, his double taking his league tally for the season to 15.

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Simeone admitted the challenge posed by Marseille would be different.

'We will be in Russian Federation to play something very important, ' he added. "They are a team that work well at the tactical level".

Managerless Sevilla have to beat Alaves next weekend to secure a spot in Europe's second-tier competition.

The visitors come into the clash winless in their last five games, the last of which was a 1-1 draw with Deportivo La Coruna.

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