Zidane welcomes Bale selection dilemma

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However, reports have been gathering pace that Neymar is set for an imminent return to LaLiga with Madrid, and Zidane suggested at a news conference on Friday that he would be "compatible" with Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo.

Zinedine Zidane has welcomed the selection headache that Gareth Bale has given him for the Champions League final.

Gareth Bale opened the scoring after 13 minutes for the home side when he beat the offside trap to race on to a Luka Modric through-ball, charging towards goal and drilling a low strike from the edge of the box.

"Madrid's top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo was rested against Celta to continue his recovery from a sprained ankle although there is no danger of him missing the final against Liverpool".

Marcelo said: "The start of the season was pretty tough, but we then began to gain confidence, score goals and play some good football".

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Isco made it 3-0 for Real after 32 minutes before Moroccan midfielder Achraf added the fourth, seven minutes into the second half.

Wales forward Bale has now scored four goals in four games - a form that boosts his chances of featuring in the UEFA Champions League final against Liverpool on May 26.

Real stay in third place in the table on 75 points, 15 behind champions Barcelona and three back from city rivals Atletico with one game left to play.

Simeone admitted the challenge posed by Marseille would be different to that encountered at Getafe.

'We will be in Russian Federation to play something very important, ' he added. "They are a team that work well at the tactical level".

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