Gareth Bale scored two incredible goals after coming off the bench as Real Madrid won Champions League final against Liverpool 3-1.
Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale scored a jaw-dropping overhead kick and a long distance strike to give them a 3-1 win over Liverpool in the Champions League final on Saturday, delivering a remarkable third consecutive title for the Spaniards.
German keeper Loris Karius sloppy rollout paved way for the opening goal by Karim Benzema after 50 minutes of play as the Reds watched in disbelief. Karius attempted to throw the ball to a teammate, sending it trickling over the line, but the Frenchman stuck his leg out to give Los Blancos 1-0 lead.
This is such a Benzema goal and this is such a goal Liverpool would concede. Great banter pic.twitter.com/bi31cn0n5T
— Ronaldo (@notRonaIdo) May 26, 2018
Liverpool replied through Sadio Mane, who levelled for Jurgen Klopp’s side from close range just four minutes after Benzema’s goal. The goal came as a relief to Liverpool, who lost Mohamed Salah in the first half due to injury.
Just three minutes after replacing Isco in the second half, Bale rose to meet Marcelo’s cross in the air from outside the box, sending it flying into the net with an incredible bicycle kick. This gave Zinedine Zidane’s men 2-1 lead.
— Shrin (@ShrrinG) May 26, 2018
The Welshman sealed a record-extending 13th European Cup title for Real Madrid with seven minutes left as a dreadful mistake from Loris Karius allowed his long-range shot to find the net.
This game had one of the worst goals ever and now one of the best goals ever
Bale, wow https://t.co/2Q9KzyL4Oi
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) May 26, 2018
This is the Spanish club’s fourth European Cup title in five years while Liverpool end the tournament as the competition’s top scorers this season.