REAL MADRID star Gareth Bale scored an all-out striker at Cardiff City Stadium to put Wales ahead against Austria.
Bale turned back the years and put the Dragons ahead with a sensational goal like we haven’t seen in years.
In fact, it was the Welshman’s first free-kick goal for his national team since Euro 2016 against England.
Rob Page’s men earned a tight-angle free-kick down the right flank and the star striker opted for a bust.
In the 25th minute, the 32-year-old put an unstoppable left-footed shot into the top left corner of Heinz Lindner.
It led to a passionate celebration from the ex-Tottenham star, who shared this amazing moment with a gleeful Cardiff crowd.
Bale is struggling with another injury-ridden season at Real and has managed just 77 minutes of club football since November, when he won his 100th cap.
The winger was heavily criticized in Spain after his late withdrawal from Sunday’s El Clasico against Barcelona but has been declared fit for Wales.
The Spurs great was slammed by the press when one newspaper dubbed his sudden return to fitness “The Wonder of Wales”, while another had the headline: “It doesn’t hurt anymore”.
But he refused to be told the exact nature of his injury after he went on international duty.
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Bale said: “I don’t have to explain this. I don’t have to tell anyone what happened – I don’t have to give anyone anything to use against me.
“But now everything is fine, I have no problems.
“It’s normal to have a shake now and then, but I’ve been training for the past two months.”
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/4971058/gareth-bale-wales-world-cup-real-madrid/ Watch Gareth Bale’s outrageous free-kick and wild celebration as he gives Wales a huge World Cup play-off lead