Bale's finest hour at Madrid
It is no longer news that Welsh football star Gareth Bale is on his way out of the Santiago Bernebeu. The former spurs player has spent about six seasons in Madrid winning 4 Champions league medals, 1 La Liga crown, 1 Copa Dey Rey, 3 UEFA super cups, 4 World Club cups and 1 Spanish super cup. I hope to look at the 3 memorable nights he had while wearing the famous white shirt.
. 2014 Copa Dey Rey final against Barcelona.
An El Classico between the bitter rivals was settled by a moment of magic from the Welsh superstar. He received the ball on the left flank from Fabio Coentrao and was pushed off the ball by Barca's defender Marc Bartra but he was not be denied as he raced back into the field at a tremendous speed leaving Bartra for dead before sliding the ball under Pinto and effectively making a profound statement against their eternal rival.
. 2014 Champions league final against Athletico Madrid.
With scores tied at 1-1 after ninety minutes, Angel Di Maria burst into a mazy run before unleashing a cracker which was saved by Thibaut Courtois. But the ball was deflected into the path of Bale who headed home at the near post sending millions of Madridista inside the Estadio da Luz and all over the globe into wild celebrations. La Decima was on and the 12-year wait for European glory was over.
. 2018 Champions league final against Liverpool.
Real Madrid have broken the record of being the only team to retain the Champions league the previous year by humiliating Juventus with a 4-1 scoreline . Now they are about to do an unprecedented three-peat or hat trick of titles. Bale received a sublime cross from Brazilian left back Marcelo and delivered an amazing bicycle kick to put Los Blancos ahead on the night sealing a record 13th European title.