Ranking Gareth Bale’s 5 greatest moments with Real Madrid

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Real Madrid, Gareth Bale (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

2. Copa del Rey Final against Barcelona

The 2013/2014 Copa del Rey final edition would witness an epic encounter as Real Madrid took on arch-rivals Barcelona. Real Madrid enter the game as favorites and made their presence known immediately when Di Maria scored early on. Real Madrid dominated the game and created several opportunities to finish them off. However, they did not take their chances and allowed Barcelona back into the game when Bartra equalized.

That is when Gareth Bale would step up and took the initiative. He attempted to round Bartra who push him off and seemed to disrupt the play. However, Bale did not allow that to put him off and went around Bartra to find himself alone in front of the keeper; brilliantly putting the ball past Pinto to give Real Madrid the lead. Los Blancos would thus come out victorious.

Real Madrid, Gareth Bale. (Photo by Tom Jenkins)

1. Champions League Final 2018

As expected, his greatest moment came in the Champions League final where Real Madrid would take on Liverpool as they attempted to achieve their third straight Champions League title. Despite being in good form and helping the team reach the final, he started the game from the bench. After a goalless opening half, the game would get more interesting in the second half after Benzema gave Real Madrid lead before Mane equalized for Liverpool.

That is when Gareth Bale came on and would immediately make an impact by scoring a stunning bicycle kick goal that gave Madrid the lead again and put them in full control. Liverpool never recovered from that moment and Bale would later add another just before the conclusion of the game. Real Madrid would claim yet another Champions League title and Gareth Bale would be given the Man of the Match award.

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