Gareth Bale’s double gives Real Madrid 3rd consecutive Champions league crown
Joyous Gareth Bale celebrates after the final whistle Photograph: Tom Jenkins for the Guardian
London, May 26, 2018 (AltAfrika)-Gareth Bale’s double secured third successive Champions League for Real Madrid in a crushing blow to Liverpool
The bizarre victory is likely to be remembered for many things: Mo Salah’s heartbreaking injury, Gareth Bale’s outrageous overhead kick, and most of all two unthinkable howlers from Lorus Karius.
Gareth Bale is the third British player to score in different European Cup finals, the first since Phil Neal (1977 and 1984
With the victory, Real Madrid become the first team since Bayern Munich in the mid-1970s to win three consecutive European Cups.
Liverpool’s goal keeper Karius is broken, face down on the pitch while Dejan Lovren and some others players are been consoled by Real players
But for Senegalese Liverpool forward, Saido Mane, it was a night he’s counted among the greats. He’s a champions’ league finalist and a goal scorer.
For the hero of the night, Gareth Bale, “obviously very disappointed not to start the game, so the best I could do was come on and make an impact – and that’s what I did. It has to be the best goal I’ve ever scored. Just happy to get the win. We know what we’ve achieved and how good we’ve been. We let everyone else speak, we know how hungry and determined we are and we showed it again today.
“[On a possible return to the Premier League] I need to be playing week-in week-out and that hasn’t happened this season for one reason or another. I have to sit down in the summer and discuss my future with my agent and take it from there.”