Cristiano Ronaldo may be suspended but Real Madrid have Gareth Bale to make up for the quota of spectacular goals that usually comes with the Portuguese superstar.
Real Madrid's 3-0 victory over Elche on Saturday took them three points clear at the top of La Liga after rivals Barcelona and Atletico Madrid were beaten.
Gareth Bale was the highlight of a straightforward victory in which goals from Isco and Asier Illarramendi sandwiched the Wales international's - and what a goal it was.
Elche cleared a Madrid cross but the ball eventually found Bale just to the right of centre about 30 yards out, he lined it up and smashed an unstoppable shot into the top corner off the underside of the crossbar - it was sensational.
Watch Gareth Bale score a sensational 30-yard thunderbolt above...
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