Hey, stupid Real Madrid fans: can we stop pretending like Gareth Bale isn't still the great player Madrid thought they were buying? Today's complete demolishment of Schalke in the Champions League has to finally shut you guys up, right?
Every time he takes the pitch all he does is prove how awesome he is, doubters in the Spanish media be damned. The romp through the Schalke back line you see above may not be as immediately breath-taking as his cannon-shot this weekend, but it does show a new wrinkle for a guy who typically relies on his pace to beat defenders. There, Bale jinked past two guys on his way into the box before calmly slotting home right before a third man in blue could get to him. Might need to update that list.