Madrid: Gareth Bale's thunderous header 10 minutes from time moved an under-strength Real Madrid to the top of La Liga with a hard-fought 1-0 win at Real Sociedad on Saturday.
Real's Gareth Bale after scoring a goal vs Sociedad on Saturday
In the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema, Bale stood out with a brilliant winner in the 80th minute to register Madrid's 10th straight La Liga win.
As well as the absent Ronaldo and Benzema, Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane rested Marcelo, Dani Carvajal and Toni Kroos with one eye on the return leg of their Champions League semi-final against Manchester City on Wednesday.
Without the other two members of 'BBC' frontline, Bale had the responsibility to score goals and the Welshman did not disappoint.