La Liga: Gareth Bale hits hat-trick as Real Madrid rout Valladolid

Gareth Bale's first hat-trick in Spain took his tally to eight goals in seven games as Real moved within three points of leaders Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.

updated: December 01, 2013 09:34 IST
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Madrid: Gareth Bale took his tally to eight goals in his last seven games with a hat-trick as Real Madrid shrugged off the loss of Cristiano Ronaldo to beat Valladolid 4-0.

With the Portuguese sidelined by a slight muscle strain, Bale proved to be decisive as he headed home the opener after Diego Marino could only parry Angel di Maria's cross.

Three minutes later the Welshman teed up Karim Benzema to double Madrid's lead with a wonderful in-swinging cross that the Frenchman bulleted home.

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