Live Real Madrid Blog: Gareth Bale gets another chance to force his way into Zinedine Zidane's plans

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10:40pm – Follow Real Madrid v Celta Vigo LIVE

Keep up to date with Real’s clash at the Bernabeu in La Liga with our live blog.

10:00pm – Bale starts against Celta Vigo

Gareth Bale returns from suspension to start at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Meanwhile, Keylor Navas is back in goal while Sergio Ramos is absent from the matchday squad.

Team news.

9:30pm – Neymar hints at PSG stay despite Madrid links

Brazil superstar Neymar has appeared to dampen talk about an impending blockbuster exit to Real Madrid after he tweeted he plans to “continue giving you joy” in regards to the Paris Saint-Germain fans.

Read the full story here.

Neymar could stay at PSG.

Neymar could stay at PSG.

7:30pm – Key stats ahead of Celta Vigo clash

Zinedine Zidane‘s men lost their last encounter against Sevilla 3-2 and will look to bounce back and get the three points.

Here we take a lot at key stats and facts ahead of the game at Santiago Bernabeu.

6:15pm – Bale in line to start as Real announce squad for Celta Vigo

Gareth Bale in action.

Gareth Bale is set to play this evening.

Los Blancos host Celta Vigo in La Liga tonight in what is their penultimate league match of the campaign.

Find out all the team news, here.

3:15pm – Ronaldo returns to training

On cue, the Real Madrid forward has posted on his social media confirming his return to training. Any lingering fears he might miss the final should be gone now. In all likelihood the plan is still the same – miss Saturday’s game, return next week for Villarreal.

Read more about it here.

Back on track 👌👋💪

A post shared by Cristiano Ronaldo (@cristiano) on

12:30pm – Ronaldo calm over fitness

Cristiano Ronaldo’s recovery from a minor ankle injury is going well, being managed by both player and team. In fact, the club believe he will be in better fitness for the May 26 Champions League final than he has been for any of the other European finals in the last four years.

Read more here.

11:45am – Bale gets another chance to show his worth

Gareth Bale.

The Welshman is set to start at the Bernabeu this evening.

Gareth Bale missed the trip to Sevilla in midweek as Zinedine Zidane rotated his squad, but this Saturday’s clash against Celta Vigo (22:45) offers the Welshman another chance to force his way back into the manager’s plans. He scored a stunning goal against Barcelona last time out – read our talking points here.

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Gareth Bale set to start for Real Madrid as Los Blancos face Celta Vigo

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Gareth Bale has scored in two of his past three matches.

Real Madrid face Celta Vigo on Saturday night (22:45) and still have faint hopes of chasing down city rivals Atletico Madrid to second place in La Liga.

The Whites’ mid-week defeat at Sevilla took things out of their hands, ensuring Diego Simeone’s men have a three-point advantage with just two matches to play in the Spanish top-flight.

Atleti face a trip to local rivals Getafe (20:30) on Saturday.

Meanwhile, having been left out against Sevilla, Gareth Bale is set to return to the starting XI for Zinedine Zidane’s men alongside Karim Benzema in attack but this match comes too early for Cristiano Ronaldo – who is now back in training.

Dani Carvajal remains injured for this one.

With two weeks until the Champions League final, check out the squad the hosts have opted for as they contest their penultimate league match of the campaign.

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Toni Kroos' favourite opposition and other stats as Real Madrid host Celta Vigo

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Real Madrid will host Celta Vigo in La Liga on Saturday.

Zinedine Zidane‘s men lost their last encounter against Sevilla 3-2 and will look to bounce back and get the three points.

Here we take a lot at key stats and facts ahead of the game at Santiago Bernabeu.

– Celta are winless in their last seven league games against Real Madrid (D1 L6), conceding 3.5 goals per game (25 in total).

– Celta de Vigo have scored more goals against Real Madrid (136) than versus any other side in La Liga history.

– The Galician side have lost their last four visits to teams from Madrid in La Liga, failing to score in the last three.

– Celta have not won any of their last five La Liga games (D3 L2), their longest run without a win with Unzue as manager.

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– Real Madrid are unbeaten in their last eight La Liga home games (W6 D2), scoring 3.6 goals on average, after losing their previous two.

– Celta have won more points from goals scored in the last 15 minutes of games than any other La Liga side this season (12).

– No player has scored more headed goals than Maxi Gomez in Europe’s top five leagues this season (9, level with Stuani).

– The Uruguayan striker has had a hand in three of Celta’s last five goals in La Liga (two goals, one assist).

– Toni Kroos has scored three goals against Celta in La Liga, more than he has against any other side in the competition.

– Gareth Bale has been directly involved in three of Real Madrid’s last six goals at Santiago Bernabeu in La Liga (two goals, one assist).

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