Real Madrid 3-0 Celta Vigo LIVE score and goal updates from La Liga clash at the Bernabeu


Real Madrid play their final home game of the Spanish league season as they take on Celta Vigo at the Bernabeu.

Los Blancos can no longer finish in second place after Atletico Madrid’s victory over Getafe.

Gareth Bale returns from suspension for Zinedine Zidane’s men while there are also starts for Karim Benzema, Isco and Raphael Varane.

Celta currently sit 12th but are bidding to force themselves into the top half of the table in the final two games.

Follow every kick from the Spanish capital LIVE right here.

Real Madrid: Navas; Achraf, Varane, Nacho, Marcelo; Isco, Casemiro, Modric, Kroos; Bale, Benzema

Celta Vigo: Sergio, Hugo Mallo, Roncaglia, Sergi Gomez, Jonny, Lobotka, Wass, Jozabed, Brais Mendez, Maxi Gomez, Boye

56 minsminute by minute

OFFSIDE! Isco is almost in for a second as the ball is squared to Benzema, before breaking for the Spain international on the left. He cuts inside, but the whistle had already gone as he took his shot! He looks onside from the replays.

52 minsminute by minute

GOAL! And it’s 4-0! Less than seven minutes into the second half, and the hosts have scored again! Hakimi marauds forward from right-back and makes a clever underlapping run, and his shot finds its way into the back of the net courtesy of some questionable goalkeeping, as the ball deflects in off the inside of Alvarez’s leg.

52 minsminute by minute

Benzema played a neat one-two with Hakimi and found the young full-back’s run well, playing him into plenty of space to have a shot.

51 minsminute by minute

Celta are looking very open now as they throw men forward to trya nd get back into the game. Benzema is released in acres of space down the left, but his cross is poor and hits the only defender in his way.

49 minsminute by minute

Madrid slice through the centre of the field, and Benzema tries to latch onto a through-ball in behind, but he’s just outmuscled and can’t take it in.

47 minsminute by minute

There’s an early scramble as Alvarez nearly gets caught out from a very poor, long back-pass, but they recover just in time to prevent Benzema from pouncing.

46 minsminute by minute

There’s a half-time change for Celta, Hernandez replacing Boye.

46 minsminute by minute

And Real get the game back underway!

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Celta started brightly, posing a threat early on, but a Bale double inside half an hour and a sublime Isco strike has sent the hosts well clear in this one. Celta had their chances, seeing a goal disallowed for offside, while Wass forced Navas into a reflex save from close range, but it would take a minor miracle for the visitors to get back into this one now. It’s 3-0 at half-time!

45 minsminute by minute

The corner comes to nothing, and the referee blows his whistle for half-time!

44 minsminute by minute

Some superb interplay down the right sees Madrid burst past some pressure and switch to Marcelo on the left in acres of space. The left-back powers a cross into the back post that has to be headed behind for a corner.

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43 minsminute by minute

Hakimi goes on a mazy run from right-back, beating two or three before trying to play a one-two with Benzema, but it’s just cut out and cleared.

42 minsminute by minute

Real are knocking the ball about with confidence now, just keeping it moving without much penetration. They have the air of a team that believe they’ve won.

40 minsminute by minute

SAVE! Wass gets his head on a delightful cross from the left, glancing it towards goal from the edge of the six-yard box, but Navas reacts quickly to palm it behind for a corner! What a chance to pull one back!

38 minsminute by minute

Celta almost work a chance down the left, but the return ball is snapped up by Navas. Real look in the mood now.

36 minsminute by minute

A slip on the left almost gives Celta a chance to break, but Kroos performs a textbook sliding challenge to win the ball back for his side. He can do the dirty work too!

31 minsminute by minute

That goal means that Bale has now directly contributed to five of Madrid’s last eight league goals at the Bernabeu (five goals, one assist).

32 minsminute by minute

GOAL! It’s 3-0 to Real Madrid! They’ve blown the opposition away after a sluggish start, and what a goal this is by Isco. Kroos feeds him on the left, and he simply cuts inside Mallo before curling expertly into the far corner from outside the box! Beautiful technique, and this game is surely over now.

32 minsminute by minute

Kroos gets the assist, but there was plenty left for his team-mate to do when he received the ball from the German!

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30 minsminute by minute

Isco showed fantastic vision to see Bale’s run, and the execution of the pass was sensational.

30 minsminute by minute

GOAL! Bale strikes again! This time, his run is found as the ball is pinged over the top to him on the right. He takes Jonny to the byline and knocks it past him, before running around and smashing the ball into the top corner with his left foot! He’s on a hat-trick already!

29 minsminute by minute

The ball is switched towards Marcelo on the left, and Bale isn’t happy that his run into space was ignored. The ball almost makes it to the Brazilian, however, as Mallo makes a meal of it, but gets it away at the second attempt.

27 minsminute by minute

SAVE! Bale strikes a free-kick on the right from some distance towards goal, and a sharp deflection off the wall nearly takes it away from Alvarez, who was wrong-footed, but the keeper recovers in time to take it in.

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24 minsminute by minute

Isco dances down the left before pulling the ball back for Marcelo, who lofts the ball into the area first-time, but it’s comfortably dealt with. Real seem to have settled into the game now, while the visitors have lost their edge a little.

21 minsminute by minute

SAVE! Hakimi is getting plenty of joy down this right-hand side, and he skips past Jonny again before smashing the ball goalwards, winning a corner as Alvarez palms it away.

19 minsminute by minute

Gomez latches onto a long ball forward, but he’s just strayed offside once again. That was an incredibly tight call.



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