The contrast and compare conversations between Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Tottenham Hotspur’s Gareth Bale would appear to be getting shorter and shorter. Tonight’s Europa tie has already produced an astonishingly high class goal from the hugely respected Welshman.
Much media chitter chatter has been made of course about Tottenham’s ability to hold onto the player that has quite naturally caught the attention of the world’s finest footballing sides.
Bale appears to have become ‘reborn’ in recent seasons, wanting to move away from the constrictions of being perceived simply as a conventional winger. After giving Lyon a headache for much of tonight’s game, This exceptional free kick was a joy to behold.