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Bale promises more to come

31 October 2013 12:48

Gareth Bale insists he can improve further after scoring twice in Real Madrid's epic 7-3 win over Sevilla on Wednesday.

The 24-year-old has struggled for fitness since completing his reported €100 million move from Tottenham in September, but appeared to be back to his best on his first Bernabeu start.

Bale picked out the top corner after 14 minutes to open the scoring and netted his second via a deflected free-kick.

And while the Wales star was understandably thrilled with his performance, he has vowed to produce even better as he regains fitness.

"I felt good and I played the whole match," he told the club's offical website. "I have to keep getting better and work hard to be 100 per cent as soon as possible.

"It's been a great night and was important for my fitness level. We played very well and hopefully we'll have more matches like this in the future.

"Right now I have to keep getting better and work hard and I'll try to be 100 per cent as soon as possible."

The Welshman will hope for another opportunity to continue his comeback when Real Madrid make the trip to Rayo Vallecano on Saturday before facing Juventus in the UEFA Champions League three days later.

"It's a very exciting time," he added.

"We have big matches ahead and everyone's looking forward to them. We're feeling very confident and hopefully we can keep winning and giving performances like tonight's."

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7 - 3

Competition
Primera División
Date
30 October 2013
Game week
11
Kick-off
22:00
Half-time
3 - 2
Full-time
7 - 3
Venue
Estadio Santiago Bernabéu (Madrid)
Attendance
66836

Goals

G. Bale 14'
(assist by K. Benzema) 
1 - 0
G. Bale 27'  
2 - 0
Cristiano Ronaldo (PG) 32'  
3 - 0
3 - 1
38' I. Rakitić (PG)
3 - 2
40' C. Bacca
 (assist by Jairo Samperio)
K. Benzema 53'
(assist by G. Bale) 
4 - 2
Cristiano Ronaldo 60'
(assist by G. Bale) 
5 - 2
5 - 3
63' I. Rakitić
 (assist by D. Perotti)
Cristiano Ronaldo 71'
(assist by K. Benzema) 
6 - 3
K. Benzema 80'
(assist by Marcelo) 
7 - 3

Lineups

# Player Bookings
25
4 37'
17 65'
12
2
6 66'
11 14' 27'
24
23
7 32' 60' 71'
9 53' 80'
Coach: C. Ancelotti
# Player Bookings
13
3
21
6
5
32 25'
22 59' 76'
11 38' 63' 74'
20
17
9 40'
Coach: Unai Emery

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
14
19
22
1
3
15
21
# Player Bookings
10 90+3'
18
19
1
4
12
23

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Primera División table

# Team MP D P
1 15 +42 39
2 16 +34 38
3 16 +17 35
4 16 +16 31
5 16 +13 30

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