We are not worthy of these goals.
Gareth Bale scored a remarkable overhead kick in the Champions League Final against Liverpool.
The Real Madrid man won the game for his side with the breathtaking effort just minutes after coming off the bench.
The latest overhead kick goal in the Champions League is the third of its kind we have seen in the last year.
Cristiano Ronaldo stunned the world of football earlier this year, after his physics defying effort against Juventus in their semi-final first leg.
In last year’s final, Mario Mandzukic produced his own moment of magic, scoring a superb volley for Juventus against Madrid.
Basically, we can’t decide which is our favourite… here are the candidates in all their glory
Gareth Bale – Real Madrid v Liverpool
Lets start with what we just witnessed.
Marcelo’s cross was deflected into the path of Bale who produced a stunning effort, almost from the edge of the box.
Steven Gerrard declared the goal was better the Zinedine Zidane’s famous volley against Bayern Leverkusen in the 2002 final.
Rio Ferdinand described it as “illegal” and the best goal he has ever seen in the Champions League.
Zidane’s reaction after the goal says it all…
Cristiano Ronaldo – Real Madrid v Juventus
Ronaldo earned himself a standing ovation from the entire stadium after his brilliant goal against Juventus.
The Madrid man somehow got his leg in a position which makes us mere mortals wince.
The connection on the strike was clean, unlike overhead kicks we have seen in the past, naming no names… Wayne Rooney *cough cough.*
Frank Lampard described it as “technically beautiful.”
We were treated to another textbook Zidane reaction.
Mario Mandzukic – Juventus v Real Madrid
The towering Croatian striker used his long legs to great effect, with his strike which drew Juventus level with Madrid in the 2017 final.
Mandzukic throws his hat into the rings after his acrobatic effort somehow looped over Keylor Navas.
The technical ability and control of the finish is what Tim Sherwood would describe as “second to none.”
So, the question remains… who did it better?
Dream Team World Cup has landed!
The greatest show on Earth just got that bit more exciting.
That’s because the Dream Team World Cup game is coming ahead of this summer’s tournament.
Dream Team World Cup
- Completely free to enter
- £50m budget and 20 transfers throughout the tournament
- £175k total prizepot (for UK players only)
- PRE-REGISTER FOR DREAM TEAM WORLD CUP NOW
The game officially launches on June 1 – but you can pre-register for the game now.
If you’re an existing Dream Team customer the World Cup game now appears in the app or you can enter here, but if you’re not follow these simple steps:
- Download the Dream Team app
- Create an account
- Click on the World Cup banner below in the app and follow the pre-registration instructions
From Russia with a whole lot of love.