Real Madrid wing-back Marcelo: We gave LaLiga our best shot

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Before Marcelo's eye can be cast to Russian Federation he has the small matter of a Champions League final on the horizon and the big win over Celta Vigo comes at the ideal time for Zinedine Zidane's side.

But the Wales star has put injury woes behind him to enter LaLiga's final straight with a flourish and Sunday's brilliant double - on the back of a fine equaliser in last weekend's 2-2 Clasico draw at Barcelona - took him on to 18 goals for the season all competitions. Bale capitalised on Cristiano Ronaldo being rested to make a strong case for starting in the Champions League final against Liverpool on Saturday, May 26.

Bale opened his account after 13 minutes on Saturday, picking up a sweetly-timed through ball from Luka Modric to score.

The reverse fixture between Real and Sevilla at the Santiago Bernabeu in December saw Los Blancos run out 5-0 winners. If Aspas is unable to play, the club will turn to Maximiliano Gomez who has scored 16 goals. "Today we played well, scored many goals, and kept a clean sheet".

With their title hopes long gone, Madrid have turned their focus to Champions League.

"We will face a team who are very enthusiastic, with very good attacking players".

"It's the last game of the season at our stadium and we want to give our fans one last treat by winning the match", Zidane said.

Saturday's game saw goalkeeper Keylor Navas keep his first clean sheet in any competition at the Bernabeu in the 2018 calendar year, and Zidane said he was happy for the Costa Rica worldwide. His overall game as suffered slightly as a result, but he has still just about justified his fee by scoring hugely important goals.

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