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.
Celtics brace for the next big challenge: LeBron
Win or lose, it's pretty obvious after watching the Celtics teach the 76ers a lesson that "the progress" trumps "the process". He's not even like been on the team. "Our goal is not to stop LeBron, it's to win the game", Boston guard Jaylen Brown said.
Ex-Castlevania boss launches 8-bit Bloodstained precursor
Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon will launch for PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita , 3DS, Switch and PC on May 24th. Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon has been inspired by a legendary 2D action games from the 80s.
Chinese, Japanese trade ministers pledge to enhance cooperation, support free trade
China is also willing to make the next trilateral trade ministers' meeting a success as host of the meeting. Mr Li also announced that China would present Japan with a pair of endangered crested ibises .
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.