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.
DR Congo: 2 kidnapped British tourists released
Congolese authorities are working with the Foreign Office to repatriate the British tourists, according to a park statement. A 25-year-old park ranger travelling with them was killed and their driver was also taken captive, a park spokesman said.
UFC 224 Results: Lyoto Machida Uses Karate to Retire Vitor Belfort
On a night packed full of drama, where only two bouts went to the judges decision, the knockout of Belfort was the highlight. It's another fight that could have happened and did not.
Wayne Rooney: Manchester United stars never underrated Michael Carrick
I am always comfortable if any player player wants to leave or if any player doesn't want to leave. "We have not had a hard situation between us".
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.