Watch: 33 different videos of that stunning Gareth Bale free kick
If there is one thing we learned from Wales’ World Cup playoff semi-final victory against Austria it is that Gareth Bale deserves his own Marvel movie franchise – and also that we can’t stop watching videos of THAT free kick.
Days after Wales secured a World Cup playoff final in June, it became quickly apparent that people were watching that bewitching piece of supreme skill over and over again, caught in some sort of enraptured reverie thanks to the king of Welsh football.
And who can blame them (or us – as we’ve also replayed that goal hundreds of times) for wanting to re-watch a piece of world class footballing wizardry.
With that in mind and ahead of tonight’s DEC Ukraine Appeal match against the Czech Republic, we took it upon ourselves to mine as many videos of that free kick as we could possibly find – complete with the sort of frenzied limbs you only tend to see at Wales games at the Cardiff City Stadium.
So sit back, relax, enjoy – and be thankful you’re living in the age of Bale.
— UEFA EURO 2024 (@EURO2024) March 28, 2022
The Welsh language version is better! pic.twitter.com/oyLJHUetJ9
— 🇺🇦 🌻Vaughan Williams 🏴🎗🇮🇪 (@Vaughan_Wms) March 25, 2022
— 🌼 Marie 🇨🇵 (@MarieMonet7) March 25, 2022
Oh my word this angle is satisfying.
Stunning from Gareth Bale. 👏pic.twitter.com/J4GbMMOLeU
— SPORTbible (@sportbible) March 25, 2022
Gareth “the magnificent” Bale 💥⚽️💫pic.twitter.com/ShQ25kJSiZ
— Premier Lig Turkiye (@PremierTurkiye) March 26, 2022
THAT. IS. SENSATIONAL. 😍🏴
This is world-class from Gareth Bale 👏 pic.twitter.com/DXHMonDMVy
— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) March 24, 2022
What a view! pic.twitter.com/xBjlU89qoj
— Josef 🏴 🇷🇸 (@SFC_Josef) March 25, 2022
Gareth Frank Bale pic.twitter.com/tBPZ0qumxi
— Pete Tscherewik (@Pete_Tscherewik) March 24, 2022
— Peter Gillibrand (@GillibrandPeter) March 25, 2022
The Gareth Bale show 🏴 pic.twitter.com/98oyGDaVzc
— Corey Brewerton (@BrewertonCorey) March 24, 2022
— Matt Williams (@MattW16x) March 25, 2022
— Robyn Pinder 🧠 (@RobynPinder8) March 25, 2022
— Josh Morgan (@joshmorgan96_) March 26, 2022
There isn’t many times where this lad @GarethBale11 has failed to deliver when it counts for Wales 👏
What a night 🏴 pic.twitter.com/1RFTs7z4to
— Gerwyn Griffiths (@GerwynGriffiths) March 25, 2022
— bap (@BillyParcell) March 25, 2022
— Steven Pither (@StevePither) March 26, 2022
— Iwan Emlyn🏴 (@iwan_emlyn) March 24, 2022
— Joe Davies (@Joedavies1216) March 25, 2022
— Matt Small (@mattsmall78) March 25, 2022
— thomas jenkins (@_tjjenks2811_) March 25, 2022
— Jason (@J_Pocky) March 24, 2022
— Owen Camm (@CammOwen) March 25, 2022
Gareth Bale oh my…🎯 never lets Wales down pic.twitter.com/LwP5XuQsSq
— Ryan Evans (@ryan_evans39) March 25, 2022
I’m late to the party with this post, but such a moment is so splendid that it is worth putting forward my piece of recorded history as homage to the great Motherland and living legend who is Gareth Bale #WalesVAustria pic.twitter.com/H8xYQ0bRXb
— Sonny Davies 🇺🇦🇪🇺🏴🇬🇧 (@InnerSonny) March 27, 2022
— Keepthepodcastalive (@Keepthepodcast) March 25, 2022
My view of that Gareth Bale free kick
Inject it🏴🏴🏴 pic.twitter.com/KRNsRmH1zh
— Harri Jackson (@harrijackson3) March 27, 2022
— Hitesh Hirani (@HiteshHHirani) March 24, 2022
Apologies to those with neck conditions…
— ayew4eva (@ayew4eva) March 24, 2022
And this is what that free kick meant to the youngest Wales fans…
Bless his heart. It means everything. My son filmed this… pic.twitter.com/JoXtC3zjYL
— Cymraesydwi 🏴 🇺🇦 (@cymraesydwi) March 27, 2022
My group of lads with the Pembrokeshire Schools U10s were buzzing as well 😄👍🏼🏴🔥⚽️ pic.twitter.com/SoFtTzS7Xb
— Mikey Loveridge MUFC (@loveridge7) March 27, 2022
— Kit Wilson (He/Him) (@KITMWILSON) March 25, 2022
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