Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid warmed up for their European finals by winning in the Spanish league on Saturday. Madrid didn't need resting forward Cristiano Ronaldo to crush Celta Vigo 6-0 at home in its second-to-last match before the Champions League final against Liverpool.
Atletico also won at crosstown rival Getafe 1-0 just four days before it plays Marseille for the Europa League crown. The Madrid teams were at their level best as they play their respective finals. The duo may get to meet each other if they win their European finals to clash at the UEFA Super Cup, where the Europa Cup winner faces the Champions League winner for European supremacy.
Manager Zinedine Zidane left Ronaldo off his squad a week after a right ankle injury caused Madrid's star to be substituted last weekend at Liga champion Barcelona.
Gareth Bale led the way without him, scoring the opening two goals.
Francisco "Isco" Alarcon, little-used defender Achraf Hakimi, and Toni Kroos added on, along with an own goal by Celta's Sergi Gomez, to ease to the big win.
Bale's second goal was a beauty. The Wales winger raced almost half the pitch to reel in a long pass near the end line, where he used one touch to ditch a defender before curling in a strike from a tight angle.
Madrid plays Villarreal in the final round of the Liga before the Champions League final on May 26 in Kiev.
"This match was important to finish the season at home and prepare for what is to come," Zidane said. "I am happy for (Bale's) match and for his goals. It means that we are all ready for the final."