Bale struck a brace to end his drought and Real Madrid’s winless run with a 2-0 victory over Levante.
Real Madrid survived a major scare as they went through to the quarter-finals despite a 4-3 loss to Schalke at home.
Spanish league leaders Real Madrid lost 1-0 at Athletic Bilbao on Saturday, stumbling for a second straight week.
Real Madrid stumbled to a costly 1-1 draw with Villarreal at home on Sunday to tighten the La Liga title race.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema scored to give Real Madrid a 2-0 win at Elche on Sunday.
The world player of the year headed in after 26 minutes for his 73rd Champions League goal .
Real Madrid needed goals from Isoand Karim Benzema to beat a determined Deportivo La Coruna outfit.
Ancelotti described the 4-0 defeat at derby rivals Atletico Madrid on Saturday as his worst at the club.
Atleti thrash table toppers and most expensive team in world Real 4-0 to eat into lead.
Cristiano Ronaldo returns after two-game ban to help an otherwise injury stricken Real Madrid.
Benzema scored twice in the second half as Madrid beat Sociedad 4-1 to go four points clear on Saturday.
Ronaldo was suspended for two games on Wednesday for lashing out with a kick and punch against Cordoba.
Ronaldo was unable to make an impact against Cordoba and he lashed out with his hand against Jose Crespo.
Ronaldo brace and Messi hat-trick keep La Liga contenders Real Madrid and Barcelona 1-2.
Ronaldo put Real in front with a penalty in the 13th minute to register his 26th goal of the season.