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Gareth Bale performs incredible skill against Austria

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Wales took on Austria on Saturday night in a must win World Cup qualifier. 

Chris Coleman's team were third in their group ahead of this weekends match, behind Serbia and the Republic of Ireland. 

To keep in touch with those two above them, Wales couldn't afford to drop any more points if they wanted to qualify for their first World Cup since 1958. 

They were boosted by the fact that Georgia held the Republic of Ireland to a 1-1 draw earlier on Saturday, meaning the gap could be closed. 

With both Wales and Austria on eight points before kickoff, it was all to play for. 

At full-time, it was Liverpool wonder kid Ben Woodburn who took all the headlines. The 17-year-old forward scored the only goal of the game. 

And what a goal it was. 

Just moments after coming on for his international debut, Woodburn took the ball out of the air with his back to goal, before turning and smashing a shot past the goalkeeper from range. 

Watch the incredible finish below:

It's a goal that's sure to excite Liverpool fans who will be desperate to see what the young forward can do in the future, if not this season.

But Woodburn's goal wasn't the only moment that caught the eye of spectators.

Real Madrid's Gareth Bale, who had much of the attention throughout the game, produced a moment of magic himself.  

After being forced into a corner, the winger shielded the ball from two opponents, barely keeping it in play, before backheeling it through the legs of both men. 

Talk about cheeky. Most players could only dream of pulling off a double nutmeg, but the Welshman made it look easy. 

Check it out below.

It turned out to be the perfect evening for Wales, who took all three points to put pressure on the two teams above them. 

With just three qualifiers next, it's all to play for in Group D, with all three of those teams looking to finish at the top. 

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