Gareth Bale scored Real Madrid’s fastest ever goal in the Champions League in their tie against Legia Warsaw.
Oh – and it’s a belter by the way.
Bale’s tremendous volley from the edge of the area into the top corner came only 57 seconds into the game.
Sadly for Bale there wasn’t a crowd around to go wild for the goal, as crowd trouble at Warsaw’s last Champions League game – a 6-0 drubbing from Borussia Dortmund – meant the game had to be played behind closed doors.
Luckily for Bale though, there are other ways fans can show their appreciation…
Stunning strike by Bale. Must be a strange sensation to score such a great goal in a stadium with no fans present...— Ben Hayward (@bghayward) November 2, 2016
Gareth bale goal 😋😍— SudaniMoe⚽️ (@_kingmana) November 2, 2016
Even people we suspect are probably Barcelona fans admitted it was special.
Bale recently signed a rather prosperous contract extension keeping him at the Spanish giants until 2022 – worth reportedly a cool £18 million per year – and some believe the extra pocket money may have had an effect.
#Bale proving that the more you get paid, the more productive you are.— Izzo (@izzdashizzz) November 2, 2016
Gareth Bale justifying is big money contract extension at Real Madrid.— CHRIS BANTERO 🕺🏂🏂 (@crispinokumu) November 2, 2016
Despite the Bale’s brilliance however, some do think Mesut Ozil’s sumptuous goal yesterday was still better.
Add Bale's strike to the list of the week's outstanding Champions League goals. But Ozil's masterpiece is still top of the pile.— Philip Champion (@Phil_Champion) November 2, 2016
That Gareth Bale goal was sick.. obviously still second to Ozil's last night 😏 #ChampionsLeague— Stuart Casey (@StuartJECasey) November 2, 2016
You want to see that one again don’t you? Oh all right then.