The situation is even worse — Real Madrid

Jose Mourinho is open to letting David De Gea leave in a swap deal for Gareth Bale

Jose Mourinho is open to letting David De Gea leave in a swap deal for Gareth Bale

Whilst Manchester United and Tottenham are both believed to be keen, Gareth Bale is set to remain at Real Madrid for the foreseeable future.

"It's always great and a positive feeling to win, netting seven goals at home". It's not something that happens very often so we are happy about it.

Braces from Gareth Bale, Nacho and Cristiano Ronaldo and solitary strike from Luka Modric secured a much-needed comeback victory for Los Blancos. The club has picked up only one point in their last four games, putting them in a fight for survival.

Madrid is five points behind Valencia but has a game in hand.

Cristiano Ronaldo with blood streaming down his face.

As the physio walked him off the pitch to receive treatment, Ronaldo asked for his smartphone and proceeded to check the damage to his valuable mug. "Cristiano has a wound, they have done two or three stitches", he said. The easy win followed a series of poor results that all but ended Madrid's title chances.

"We know we can play in many different shapes", Zidane said.

Modric fired wide of the near post on 52 minutes after being teed up by Bale, while Casemiro forced Ruben into a superb save with a bullet header at the back post six minutes later.

Madrid had already made their three substitutions so had to carry on with 10 men and Nacho netted his second from close range in the 89th minute. He did not celebrate.

After a goalless first period, Ivan Rakitic opened the scoring on 59 minutes, converting a sublime pass from Suarez.

Before their league form suffered, Madrid had enjoyed a strong 2017, winning La Liga, the Champions League and the FIFA Club World Cup.

The draw at the Wanda Metropolitano means Atletico are second and eight points behind Barca, who can nearly end discussion over the league title with a win at Real Betis on Sunday.

Atletico Madrid's forward Antoine Griezmann celebrates after scoring a goal during the Spanish league football match against Girona on Jan 20, 2018.

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