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Bale beauty keeps Madrid on Atletico, Barca's tails

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Gareth Bale deputised ably for the injured Cristiano Ronaldo with a wonder strike from 35 yards as Real Madrid kept up the pressure on Atletico Madrid and Barcelona with a 4-0 win away to Real Sociedad on Saturday. 

Real Madrid's striker Gareth Bale (top) is challenged by Real Sociedad's defender Inigo Martinez during a Spanish league football match at the Anoeta stadium in San Sebastian on April 5, 2014

Atletico stay top, three points clear of third-placed Real, as they squeezed out a tense 1-0 win over Villarreal, whilst Barca remain in second after overcoming Real Betis 3-1 thanks to two goals from Lionel Messi.

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