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Who did it better – Bale, Ronaldo or Mandzukic?

Gareth Bale's wonder-goal is the latest overhead kick we have seen in the Champions League in the last year

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.

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‘When you stub your toe’

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‘When you stub your toe’

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.

How do you do that?

How do you do that?

In last year’s final, Mario Mandzukic produced his own moment of magic, scoring a superb volley for Juventus against Madrid.

Ridiculous goal

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Ridiculous goal

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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.”

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So, the question remains… who did it better? 

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