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Remember last summer when Real Madrid paid Tottenham Hotspur $131 million for Gareth Bale, then signed the Welshman to a six-year contract worth $142 million?
Well, yesterday Bale proved why he was worth every single penny.
With Real Madrid and arch rivals Barcelona tied 1-1 in the final of the Copa Del Rey—and Cristiano Ronaldo sidelined with an injury—Bale scored one of the most amazing goals you will ever see. At the 85 minute mark, with just five minutes left in regulation, Bale took a pass at midfield, pushed the ball about 35 yards down the left wing, got pushed five yards out of bounds by the defender, then turned on the jets and beat said defender to the ball anyway.
It was as though the guy was a video game player and somebody was hitting the turbo button. It was impossible. Take a look:
What did Ronaldo think? He was impressed.
So yeah, Gareth Bale is good at soccer. You heard it here first.