Before heading back to Madrid, after helping Wales seal their place at next summer’s European Championships, Gareth Bale stopped by Sully Sports FC to deliver the 100,000th football kit ordered from the McDonald’s Accredited Club Kit Scheme.
And during his time with the kids, the most expensive footballer of all time couldn’t resist showing off his skills.
The Real Madrid superstar bent a curling effort with the outside of his left foot - albeit against a young goalkeeper not much taller than five feet - straight into the top corner of the net. (Scroll down this page to see Gareth Bale’s eye-catching training ground goal).
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It was a fantastic moment for Sully Sports FC’s youngsters, who reacted to Bale’s shot with a chorus of gasps.
The forward will now be hoping to produce similar moments of quality for Real Madrid, who take on Levante at the Bernabeu on Saturday afternoon.
Bale can become Madrid's main man - this season
Bale missed a couple of weeks with a calf muscle strain but returned to action for Madrid’s 1-1 draw against local rivals Atletico before the international break.
The Wales international is determined to silence his doubters at the Bernabeu following a difficult second season with Los Blancos - there were rumours that the former Tottenham star was tempted to return to the Premier League during the summer transfer window - and there’s no doubt he possesses the quality to do just that.
With Cristiano Ronaldo struggling to score goals at the start of this season - all five of his La Liga goals came in one match, against Espanyol - Bale may sense this is a rare opportunity to finally establish his status as the main man at Real Madrid.
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