Real Madrid boss Zidane lavishes praise on brilliant Bale

REAL MADRID 6-0 CELTA

Real Madrid boss Zidane lavishes praise on brilliant Bale

Madrid boss Zidane lavishes praise on brilliant Bale

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Gareth Bale did his chances of a starting berth in the Champions League final no harm with a dazzling display against Celta Vigo.

Zinedine Zidane is only too happy that Gareth Bale is giving him a selection headache ahead of the Champions League final. The Wales forward fired a superb brace inside the opening half hour to set Madrid on course for a 6-0 romp against Celta de Vigo in their final LaLiga home game this season.

Bale lets fly

Kiev on the horizon

Bale has largely been consigned to a place on the bench during the knockout stages of the Champions League this season but, with injury problems seemingly behind him, the 28-year-old has found form with Madrid's Kiev showdown against Liverpool only two weeks away.

He fired a Camp Nou equaliser in El Clásico last weekend and, speaking to reporters after the Celta rout, Zidane said: "I don't know my team yet [for the final] but it's better to have everyone plugged in. Then, of course, it will be a headache to select the team for the final. We had a great game and that was important. We were very professional, scoring six goals and playing a lot of football. We did very well."

Zidane: "I'm happy for Bale"

On Bale's showing, the coach added: "He is very good, he has shown that. He was good at everything tonight. I am happy for him. But the important thing is that we all arrive in optimal form."

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