Gareth Bale's story at Real Madrid reached new heights last night as his side reached the Copa del Rey final after knocking out rivals Atletico.

While Bale did not score in the game, he did have a hand in the second, winning the penalty which Cristiano Ronaldo converted. 

And the former Tottenham man was quick to share his joy on getting to his first final for Los Blancos. He took to Twitter to say: "Brilliant to reach my first final with @realmadrid. First of many I hope…."

He also spoke to media after the game and was quoted by Marca as saying: "We did very well in the tie overall and deserve to be in the cup final. We are doing really well in attack, but we have also improved a lot in defence. We are playing very well."

Although the Welshman has suffered from a series of minor injuries since his world record £86 million move from White Hart Lane in the summer, he still has an impressive 11 goals and nine assists from 24 games. 

And he will be hoping to carry on that form in all competitions. Real are still fighting for glory in three competitions. They are level on points with Barcelona and Atletico in La Liga and they face Schalke in the last 16 of the Champions League.

In the final of the Copa del Rey they are likely to meet Barca, who lead Real Sociedad 2-0 after the first leg, when Bale will be hoping for his first silverware in the famous colours of the club.

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