VIDEO: Ronaldo congratulates Bale on match-winning goal

Injured Cristiano Ronaldo looked delighted for team-mate Gareth Bale, who scored winner in Copa Del Rey final

Cristiano Ronaldo appeared to be delighted for his Real Madrid team-mate Gareth Bale, after the Welshman scored the winner in the Copa Del Rey final against Barcelona on Wednesday.

Ronaldo, who missed the final due to an injury sustained to his left thigh muscle, watched on as Bale steamrollered past Barcelona defender Marc Bartra to score the winning goal in the El Clasico and win his first major trophy as a player.

With Real Madrid absent in this weekend’s La Liga fixture list, Ronaldo is expected to recover in time for their Champions League semi-final clash with Bayern Munich next week.

But for now Real can revel in their first trophy of the season, thanks to goals from Bale and Angel Di Maria, who scored the opener in the final. Bartra, who was outpaced by Bale for the winning goal, had brought Barcelona back into the match through a headed goal after half-time, before Bale netted his winner.

The goal was the 21st of the season for Gareth Bale, and by far his most important since joining from Tottenham Hotspur in the summer transfer window. The Cardiff born talisman will now aid Madrid’s trophy hunt in both La Liga and the Champions League, as they look to complete a famous treble in Bale’s first season with the club.

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