Real Madrid sent out a warning to Liverpool during their final home game of the season with a comprehensive 6-0 victory over Celta Vigo on Saturday evening.
Even without the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo or Sergio Ramos, Los Blancos continued their ruthless streak inside the
Don’t think any other player in world football could score goal Bale just has.
— Dermot Corrigan (@dermotmcorrigan) May 12, 2018
With very little riding on the outcome of the contest, it came as no surprise to see both sides adopt a somewhat pedestrian pace from the outset.
However, one man whose display in the penultimate La Liga encounter could be the difference between featuring in the upcoming Champions League final or watching on from the substitutes’ bench is Bale, and the Welshman delivered once again with his first attack of the night.
Keylor Navas’ long goal-kick was beautifully chested down by Luka Modric on the halfway line ahead of the Croatian’s sublime turn, which afforded him the opportunity to tee up his 28-year-old team-mate; whose cooly slotted home finish in off the post gave Zidane an even greater selection headache ahead of his side’s trip to Kiev later this month.
Gareth Bale has now scored double the amount of goals in 25 games in LaLiga this season (14) as he managed in 19 games (7) last campaign. pic.twitter.com/kYn0AjEWar
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) May 12, 2018
But the Frenchman’s attention was quickly drawn back to the matters unfolding before him in the Spanish capital as
Gareth Bale with two more super goals for Real Madrid. He has scored 18 this season now, 15 in La Liga. And yet, if you believe some media and fans, he never does anything good at all. Unfair. #RealMadridCelta #RMCF #RealMadrid
— Ben Hayward (@bghayward) May 12, 2018
Despite finding themselves with an insurmountable challenge to overcome in the blink of an eye, the
#RealMadridCelta 3-0 HT: Madrid eventually found their rhythm, and it was worth waiting for. Two superb strikes from Gareth Bale and an equally delightful finish from Isco have given the Madridistas a great show. I would not be enjoying this if I were a Liverpool fan.
— Joe Owens (@jwpowens) May 12, 2018
After the break, the hosts were not keen to rest on their laurels, and it took just over five minutes for Alvarez to be picking the ball out of his net again; this time
Really like how involved Achraf has been. His pace is ridiculous. Celta really not helping their cause with their high line and lack of coverage to help Jonny.
— Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo) May 12, 2018