Bale’s double helps Real Madrid draw with Celta Vigo .
Gareth Bale’s double in his first La Liga start since September was only enough to earn Real Madrid a 2-2 draw with Celta Vigo at Balaidos on Sunday.
The Welshman put Real in front with two quick-fire first-half goals soon after Daniel Wass’ glorious chipped opener had seen the hosts go ahead.
Keylor Navas kept Real’s narrow lead intact as he saved Iago Aspas’ penalty 18 minutes from time, but he could do nothing to keep out Maxi Gomez’s powerful headed equaliser nine minutes later.
Real are now 16 points behind La Liga leaders Barcelona with just one game in hand, and their hopes of back-to-back title victories have almost completely disappeared.