Jaws drop as Gareth Bale scores stunning bicycle kick in Champions League final

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Gareth Bale scored one of the all-time great Champions League goals in Saturday night’s final against Liverpool.

The Wales star scored twice as a substitute in Real Madrid’s 3-1 win in Kiev, the first coming barely two minutes after coming on as he met Marcelo’s cross with a stunning bicycle kick to find the top corner.

Bale delivered the spectacular goal, spinning the ball off the outside of his left foot to direct it to the net – surpassing his 60-yard solo run for Tottenham against Inter Milan seven years ago.

Former England captain Gary Lineker summed it up in a sentence.

Fellow professionals were equally amazed.

Real Madrid v Liverpool – UEFA Champions League – Final – NSK Olimpiyskiy Stadium
Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale celebrates scoring his goal of the game (Nick Potts/PA)

— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) May 26, 2018

As were fans, which included the likes of Lord Sugar and Piers Morgan.

Real Madrid v Liverpool – UEFA Champions League – Final – NSK Olimpiyskiy Stadium
Fans are so here for Bale (Nick Potts/PA)

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) May 26, 2018

Many were reminded of teammate Cristiano Ronaldo’s spellbinding Champions League goal against Juventus last month.

Liverpool v Real Madrid 2018 Champions League Final Package
Cristiano Ronaldo delivered a similar bicycle kick last month (Joe Giddens/PA)

— Noel (@Noelarayaa) May 26, 2018

And as for what the man himself thought of the goal?

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