Gareth Bale scored an incredible solo goal for his new MLS Los Angeles FC defeats Real Salt Lake on Sunday.
Bale has made an impressive start at LAFC since signing a one-year contract with the club following his departure from Real Madrid at the end of last season.
He scored his second goal for his new side this weekend when they defeated Real Salt Lake 4-1.
Cristian Arango’s brace and a goal from Kellyn Acosta had put LAFC firmly in their hands before Bale rounded out the score with a stunning solo effort.
After picking up the ball on the right side of midfield, Bale shot past two defenders before slashing in and firing an unstoppable finish past Salt Lake goalkeeper Zac MacMath.
Fans were blown away by the impressive speed and strength of the 33-year-old Wales captain.
“Officially the star player in his club and league again – loving life too it seems! Incredible finish,” wrote one fan on Twitter.
Another added: “Have been doing it his whole career, unplayable in games like this. Sit back and enjoy seeing a player with ‘World Class Talent’.”
A third wrote: “To Gareth Bale today’s game was like playing against children.”
Earlier this week, Bale said he is now enjoying his football again after a difficult end to his Real Madrid career.
“Any player will tell you if they have a smile on their face, they enjoy football more, you play better, a little more enthusiastic and life seems a little better,” he said.
For Gareth Bale, today’s game was like playing against children
— Beja (@120Lebm) August 7, 2022
Has been doing it his entire career, unplayable in games like this. Sit back and enjoy seeing a player with ‘World Class Talent’
— Kell Storm (@KellStorm555) August 7, 2022
“I want to go back to enjoy my football, and I feel like I’m on my way to doing that and I’m looking forward to what lies ahead.”
The win for LAFC puts them six points clear of the top of the Western Conference, having played a game less than their closest rivals Austin.
They return to action against Charlotte on Sunday before taking on Wayne Rooney’s DC United on August 17.