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Ancelotti Welcomes The 'Real Bale' To Real Madrid

Things could not have gone better for Real Madrid last night as they served notice that they mean to close the gap to the top of the table by giving Sevilla a seven-goal mauling.

Cristiano Ronaldo went home happy, after scoring yet another hat-trick as Real’s go-to goal guy, giving Sepp Blatter a slap in the face in the process.

Karim Benzema broke his goal duck with a brace. Xabi Alonso, returning from injury, finished the game unscathed and perhaps most importantly, world record signing Gareth Bale finally showed what all the fuss was about.

Welshman Bale grabbed his own brace and was pivotal to Real’s eye-catching, attacking play in the exciting encounter.

After the match, Los Blancos boss Carlo Ancelotti was keen to welcome the “real Gareth Bale” to the big time.

"Tonight everyone saw the real Gareth," he said.

"He played really well, showing fantastic skills.

“It takes time [to adapt] but it was a necessity.

“Now he doesn't have problems physically and he is improving his confidence, so he will be very important for us in the future."

Overall, Ancelotti was satisfied with the result after “a crazy game.”

If anything, Real were guilty of taking their eye off the ball after storming into an early lead. However, when they are on song, no team will find it easy to keep pace with them.

"It was a bit of a crazy game, we started very well and were 3-0 up," Ancelotti explained.

"We then lost a bit of concentration and balance and the game was alive again.

“Offensively we played very well, we scored a lot of goals. We had a lot of good individual performances, especially up front."

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