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

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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.

Gareth Bale scored twice as Real Madrid thrashed Celta Vigo 6-0 last night.

Bale burst onto Luka Modric's pass to smash home a low opener and scored a fantastic second, cutting in from the right, nutmegging Jonny Castro and shooting from a hard angle.

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

Isco made it three for the home side two minutes later, curling home a fantastic strike.

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Cristiano Ronaldo was out again with injury, although he is expected to recover in time for the Champions League final, and captain Sergio Ramos was rested.

Achraf Hakimi scored his second goal of the season as he got Real's 4th goal in the meeting, while an own goal from Sergi Gomez took the scoreline to 5 - 0 in favour of the Champions League finalists. Today was the last game at the Bernabéu and we did all we could to play well and win it.

Simeone admitted the challenge posed by Marseille would be different.

"We will face a team who are very enthusiastic, with very good attacking players. They are a team that work well at the tactical level".

Managerless Sevilla have to beat Alaves next weekend to secure a spot in Europe's second-tier competition.

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