Bale overhead goal: Gareth Bale’s INCREDIBLE overhead kick in the Champions League final. It’s tough to pick the best of the best of all bicycle kick goals scored but surely Bale’s is up near the top. Bale’s bicycle kick took place in a final no less. An amazing overhead goal no doubt. The goalkeeper had no chance and world class Liverpool Virgil van Dijk defender doesn’t have a chance to stop it.
Here’s the Guardian’s Sid Lowe on the Bale overhead goal versus Liverpool:
“Watching that Bale video. Is the overhead kick against Liverpool the most underrated goal ever? Not that no one thinks it’s brilliant — they do — but that it sometimes doesn’t seem to have the status it should. It’s an overhead kick in the European Cup final for goodness sake.”
See Gareth Bale’s overhead goal versus Liverpool below. Many say Zidane’s volley is the best goal of all-time or maybe it’s Rivaldo’s bike. And then there’s Cristiano Ronaldo’s overhead kick. Not sure just which bicycle kick is the greatest but Bale’s is near the top, surely. Just impressive how quickly Bale reacts and adjusts to score the goal off the cross from Marcelo. A goal that will go down in soccer history as they say.
This is what LAFC fans have to look forward to. Goals like this from Bale. I often hear how Bales is bigger and stronger and faster than many people realize. It’s a shame he was demoted to the bench for Real Madrid for so many years. Hopefully Bale can find some joy playing consistently for LAFC and avoid any injuries.
The Wales captain has signed a 12-month contract with Los Angeles FC so there’s a chance that we’ll see Bale pull off another overhead goal in the United States. The Bale overhead goal is Zlatan Ibrahimovic like. Will Bale have a more impressive run in the MLS than Ibrahimovic did for the LA Galaxy? Will Bale sell more jerseys than Beckham? How many goals will Bale scored? Will Bale pull of an overhead goal like the one above that he scored against Liverpool in the Champions League?!