Gareth Bale inspires Real Madrid to victory over Rayo Vallecano

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Gareth Bale stepped up in the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo, scoring two goals as Real Madrid came from 2-0 down to beat Rayo Vallecano 3-2.

Zinedine Zidane’s side found themselves 2-0 down thanks to goals from Adri Embarba and Miku, but Bale’s brace either side of a Lucas Vazquez header on the 52nd minute earned a crucial three points for the Spanish giants.

Scroll down this page to watch all three of Real Madrid’s goals.


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Los Blancos temporarily climb to the top of La Liga, but are unlikely to still be there by the end of the day.

Atletico Madrid take on Malaga before Barcelona go head-to-head with Sporting Gijon.

Video: Bale’s first goal

Video: Lucas Vazquez’s goal

Video: Bale’s second goal

Busy week ahead for Real Madrid

Next up for Real Madrid is their Champions League semi-final first leg against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday.

The focus then switches back to La Liga next weekend, when Zidane’s men play Real Sociedad at Anoeta.

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