Gareth Bale put Real Madrid ahead of Liverpool in the Champions League final with this ludicrous bicycle kick:
— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) May 26, 2018
Real Madrid had gone ahead with the flukiest of goals, only to see Sadio Mane equalize. This one was fluky in its own way – only because it was so otherworldly, so perfect. One hundred other players could try that same skill 100 times each, and they’d all fail.
Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored a bicycle kick of his own in the Champions League quarterfinals, couldn’t help but laugh in the background as Bale went off to celebrate.
Real Madrid leads Liverpool 2-1 with 20 minutes remaining.