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Five ways Real Madrid can ensure to continue their domination

Five ways Real Madrid can ensure to continue their domination

Zinedine Zidane led his team to the club’s first La Liga and Champions League double since 1958 after they saw off the threat of Barcelona to earn the Spanish title too, but they will not rest on their laurels.

Champions League final: Gareth Bale hails Real Madrid's history boys

Champions League final: Gareth Bale hails Real Madrid's history boys

Bale has been hampered by ankle and calf injuries for much of the season, but the Wales forward was able to play a part in Madrid`s 4-1 demolition of Juventus in his hometown after coming on as a 77th minute replacement for Karim Benzema.

Champions League final: Real Madrid aim to script history against defensive Juventus at Cardiff

The feted sides who have won their respective domestic leagues -- the Spanish La Liga (Real Madrid) and Italian Serie A (Juventus) -- have been in rampaging form going into the final and on Saturday it will be a battle between Real`s attack and Juve`s defence.

Champions League: Injury-ravaged season clouds Gareth Bale's homecoming

Champions League: Injury-ravaged season clouds Gareth Bale's homecoming

Bale hasn`t played since April 23 when he suffered the latest of a series of calf injuries that have blighted his four years in Madrid.

Real Madrid's Gareth Bale not 100 percent for Champions League final against Juventus

Real Madrid's Gareth Bale not 100 percent for Champions League final against Juventus

The Welshman is back in training with the hope of being involved in European football's showpiece as Madrid look to become the first side to retain the trophy in the Champions League era.

Gareth Bale, Luka Modric shocked to learn Real Madrid won't get La Liga trophy until next season

Gareth Bale, Luka Modric shocked to learn Real Madrid won't get La Liga trophy until next season

Gareth Bale, who has been out of action owing to calf injury, for about a month, lined himself up for the celebration along side teammate Luka Modric only to discover that they won't be celebrating with the trophy, there at La Rosaleda.

Champions League: Gareth Bale to miss both legs of semi-final against Atletico Madrid with calf injury

Champions League: Gareth Bale to miss both legs of semi-final against Atletico Madrid with calf injury

Bale hobbled off just 38 minutes into Madrid`s 3-2 El Clasico defeat to Barcelona on Sunday on his return having also missed Madrid`s previous two matches with an ankle injury.

El Clasico: Real Madrid's Gareth Bale resumes training ahead of high-profile clash with Barcelona

El Clasico: Real Madrid's Gareth Bale resumes training ahead of high-profile clash with Barcelona

Madrid host Barca with a three-point lead at the top of La Liga and with a game in hand.

Champions League: Gareth Bale out of Real Madrid's crucial Bayern Munich return clash, Robert Lewandowski back

Champions League: Gareth Bale out of Real Madrid's crucial Bayern Munich return clash, Robert Lewandowski back

However, the visitors` chances of overcoming a 2-1 first-leg deficit were handed a huge boost as Bayern boss Carlo Ancelotti confirmed top scorer Robert Lewandowski will be fit to start.

Cristiano Ronaldo tops Lionel Messi in list of best paid footballer for 2016-17 season: Report

Cristiano Ronaldo tops Lionel Messi in list of best paid footballer for 2016-17 season: Report

Manchester United`s Jose Mourinho is the best paid coach, with income of 28 million euros, the magazine said.

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Irish captain Seamus Coleman's broken leg horror mars Ireland-Wales stalemate

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Irish captain Seamus Coleman's broken leg horror mars Ireland-Wales stalemate

Wales held out for a draw despite their numerical disadvantage, but they remain four points below Ireland and new group leaders Serbia, who came from behind to win 3-1 in Georgia.

La Liga: Lionel Messi shines as Barcelona crush Celta Vigo 5-0; Real Madrid thrash Eibar 4-1

La Liga: Lionel Messi shines as Barcelona crush Celta Vigo 5-0; Real Madrid thrash Eibar 4-1

An inspired performance by Messi on Saturday raised Barca hopes of a miraculous Champions League fightback from 4-0 down against Paris Saint-Germain next Wednesday.

La Liga Report: Karim Benzema puts Ronaldo-less Real Madrid back on top with a win against Eibar

La Liga Report: Karim Benzema puts Ronaldo-less Real Madrid back on top with a win against Eibar

Despite the absence of Ronaldo and Bale through injury and suspension respectively, Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane rested a host of other first-team regulars ahead of Tuesday`s Champions League last 16, return leg away to Napoli.

La Liga: Real Madrid to miss Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale in crucial Eibar clash

La Liga: Real Madrid to miss Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale in crucial Eibar clash

In a list of players for the game published on the club website, Ronaldo was an absentee as was Welsh star Gareth Bale who has been banned for two matches following his red card against Las Palmas.

La Liga: Real Madrid suffer 1-2 shocking defeat against struggling Valencia to open up title race

La Liga: Real Madrid suffer 1-2 shocking defeat against struggling Valencia to open up title race

The defeat yesterday leaves Madrid just a single point clear of Barcelona and three points ahead of Sevilla and now enjoy just one game in hand over their title rivals.

La Liga: Gareth Bale back with a bang as Real Madrid crush Espanyol to extend lead

La Liga: Gareth Bale back with a bang as Real Madrid crush Espanyol to extend lead

Alvaro Morata had opened the scoring when he bulleted home Isco`s cross 12 minutes before half-time.

Champions League, PREVIEW: Napoli out to stretch unbeaten run against Real Madrid in last 16 clash

Champions League, PREVIEW: Napoli out to stretch unbeaten run against Real Madrid in last 16 clash

Real captain Sergio Ramos said his team needed to underline their credentials on Wednesday ahead of the return leg at Napoli.

Shah Rukh Khan presented with a jersey from Spanish giants Real Madrid

Shah Rukh Khan presented with a jersey from Spanish giants Real Madrid

Real Madrid have some of the biggest football stars in their squad, including Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and manager Zinedine Zidane.

La Liga: Cristiano Ronaldo returns for Real Madrid's match against Granada

La Liga: Cristiano Ronaldo returns for Real Madrid's match against Granada

Portugal star returns after coach Zinedine Zidane gave him a rest from last Wednesday`s Copa del Rey match against Sevilla

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane celebrates flawless year at the club

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane celebrates flawless year at the club

Zidane celebrates his first anniversary in charge at home to Sevilla on Wednesday (2015GMT) in the Copa del Rey last 16 on a club record 37-game unbeaten run.