Cristiano Ronaldo wants Gareth Bale to be benched for Champions League final

Karim Benzema and Toni Kroos ultimately finished Celta off following Aspas' dismissal, but it was Ronaldo who set them on their way, scoring twice to effectively put Madrid on the brink of their first title since 2012.

Iago Aspas was then controversially sent-off when he saw a second yellow card for diving, but Celta halved the arrears through John Guidetti's deflected effort.

He may be one of the world's finest footballers, but Gareth Bale's struggles with injury this season are reportedly causing several of his Real Madrid teammates to campaign for him to be benched for the Champions League final.

With Madrid also in the June 3 Champions League final against Juventus, Bernabeu fans are already thinking of the club's first La Liga and European Cup double since 1958.

With Real's last opponent in La Liga, Malaga, suggesting they will be resting their regulars in the last game of the season, the game against Celta represents the last test that Zidane and his men will face on the domestic front.

"I can assure you we need to maintain our focus", he said also confirming that Cristiano Ronaldo would only join the Vigo action if needed. Yet Zidane's side have a game in hand over their rivals.

Cristiano Ronaldo has broken yet another incredible record this evening against Celta Vigo, becoming the all-time top scorer in Europe's top five leagues.

Madrid have claimed two Champions League crowns since Isco joined, but they have failed to win La Liga in that time, so none of those extras have yet been paid out. This is a hard place to come and it was a tough game.

"We know that they're a good opponent and it'll be hard, just like it was against Sevilla and will be against Malaga". His 367th goal came in 460 games, while Greaves - who is now 77 years old and hasn't played professionally since the late 1970's - wrapped up a career with 366 goals in 528 appearances.

Do you think Real will win the title this weekend? "They have a good side and will do everything to play their game".

  • Julie Sanders