Simeon Gholam for MailOnline

There was no rest for Gareth Bale on Saturday night after his starring role for Real Madrid as they thrashed Real Betis 5-0.

The forward struck inside two minutes at the Bernabeu, before netting again in the 89th minute after a brace from James Rodriguez either side of a Karim Benzema header.

But with the international break looming, Bale was straight off to Wales after the game as he prepared for the upcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers.

Gareth Bale headed straight to Wales after starring for Real Madrid as they beat Real Betis 5-0 on Saturday

Gareth Bale headed straight to Wales after starring for Real Madrid as they beat Real Betis 5-0 on Saturday

Bale celebrates scoring the first of his double for Real at the Bernabeu in La Liga

Bale celebrates scoring the first of his double for Real at the Bernabeu in La Liga

Wales currently sit top of Group B and Bale has starred as they have gone unbeaten in their first six games, winning four and drawing two.

Bale has netted five times during the campaign so far, including the vital winner as they beat group favourites Belgium 1-0 in June. 

Next up, they travel to Cyprus on Thursday night, before hosting Israel in Cardiff three days later.

Bale rounded off the scoring with his second after two from James Rodriguez and one from Karim Benzema 

Bale rounded off the scoring with his second after two from James Rodriguez and one from Karim Benzema 

Bale celebrates after scoring the only goal as Wales beat Belgium in Euro 2016 qualifying in June

Bale celebrates after scoring the only goal as Wales beat Belgium in Euro 2016 qualifying in June

 

 

 

 

 

 


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