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.
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.
Bale opened his account after 13 minutes, picking up a sweetly timed through-ball from Luka Modric to score.
"Madrid's top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo was rested against Celta to continue his recovery from a sprained ankle although there is no danger of him missing the final against Liverpool".
Bale celebrated by dedicating his performance to his third son Axel Charles who was born on Tuesday.
Formula One: Lewis Hamilton claims 'much-needed' pole in Barcelona
A change of strategy perhaps for Red Bull then? Leclerc, running in P8, was proving to be a stubborn opponent for Alonso. But Vettel said there was no escaping the fact that Ferrari was simply outperformed by Mercedes in Spain.
Bernardo Silva hopes to break 100-points barrier with Manchester City
Midfielders Phil Foden and Brahim Diaz are now one short with four apiece and could miss out. Aguero, who has scored 199 goals for City, is now sidelined with a knee injury.
Trump tells trade negotiator to take up pricing of pharma, med devices
But health policy specialists said that although there were some sensible ideas in the blueprint , it fell short of the promise. Some drug-industry critics, meanwhile, saw reasons to be optimistic that the proposals would help ease costs for patients.
Isco, also hoping to earn a place for the Liverpool game, curled home a fantastic strike, Achraf Hakimi scored and Sergi Gomez slid in an own goal. Today was the last game at the Bernabéu and we did all we could to play well and win it.
Atletico Madrid warmed up...
Simeone admitted the challenge posed by Marseille would be different to that encountered at Getafe.
He said: "We will face a team who are very enthusiastic, with very good attacking players".
Elsewhere, Samu Castillejo scored twice as Villarreal beat relegated Deportivo La Coruna 4-2 to leapfrog Betis into fifth, with Denis Cheryshev also netting a day after being recalled to the preliminary Russian World Cup squad.