The Wales international scored Real Madrid’s first two goals in a big victory over Sevilla on Wednesday night.
After losing the first Clasico of the season to Spanish rivals Barcelona on Saturday, Real Madrid have hit back in perfect fashion.
Carlo Ancelotti’s men hammered Sevilla 7-3 on Wednesday night, showing that they are still focused on challenging the Catalan side for the La Liga title.
Gareth Bale’s performance in the clash with Barcelona was largely criticised, and the world record transfer holder has had to put up with a lot of expectation since moving to Spain.
Despite this, Bale’s two goals in the win over Sevilla will go some way to justifying his transfer fee and convincing the Santiago Bernabeu faithful of his abilities.
The former Tottenham attacker latched onto a Karim Benzema pass in the 14th minute, turned onto his left foot and duly dispatched an effort past Beto in the Sevilla goal into the roof of the net.
His second came in the 27th minute and from a free-kick on the right hand side. A well-struck effort, ricocheted off the Sevilla wall, wrong-footing Beto and doubling the hosts’ advantage.
Karim Benzema also hit two goals, while Cristiano Ronaldo showed he is still the main man in Madrid with a hat-trick in the rout.
The goals will go some way to boosting Bale’s confidence, and he will be especially pleased to have played his first full 90 minutes for his new club also.
Bale’s goal now will be to tie down a starting berth in the side, and continue to impress the club’s ardent fanbase.
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