La Liga: Gareth Bale nets four as Real Madrid hammer Rayo Vallecano 10-2

Updated: 23 December, 2015 09:54 IST | AFP |

Gareth Bale scored four times as Real Madrid came from behind to beat nine-man Rayo Vallecano 10-2 in a wild game at the Santiago Bernabeu to close the gap on La Liga leaders Barcelona and Atletico Madrid to two points

Madrid: Gareth Bale scored four times as Real Madrid came from behind to beat nine-man Rayo Vallecano 10-2 in a wild game at the Santiago Bernabeu to close the gap on La Liga leaders Barcelona and Atletico Madrid to two points.

Gareth Bale
Gareth Bale

It is the first time in 55 years that a team has scored 10 goals in a La Liga game. However, the Madrid fans still voiced their disapproval towards under fire coach Rafael Benitez after Real found themselves 2-1 down inside 12 minutes.

Red cards inside half an hour for Tito and Raul Baena opened the floodgates, though, as a double from Cristiano Ronaldo and a hat-trick for Karim Benzema added to Bale’s most prolific day in three years as a Madrid player.

First Published: 21 December, 2015 08:28 IST

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