Gareth Bale scored an incredible solo goal to help his new MLS Los Angeles defeated Real Salt Lake on Sunday.
Bale has made an impressive start at LAFC since joining the club on a one-year deal after leaving Real Madrid at the end of last season.
He scored his second goal for his new club at the weekend as they beat Real Salt Lake 4-1.
Cristian Arango’s brace and a goal from Kellyn Acosta had LAFC firmly in control of the game before Bale closed the scoring with a superb solo effort.
After picking up the ball on the right side of midfield, Bale raced past two defenders before cutting inside and firing an unstoppable finish past Salt Lake goalkeeper Zach McMath.
Fans were stunned by the 33-year-old Wales captain’s impressive speed and power.
“Officially star player at club and league again – looks like I’m loving life too! Incredible finish,” one fan tweeted.
Another added: “He’s done this his whole career without being able to play in games like this. Sit back and enjoy watching a player with ‘World Class Talent’.”
A third wrote: “For Gareth Bale today’s match was like playing with children.”
Speaking 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 enthusiastically and life seems a little better,” he said.
For Gareth Bale today’s match was like playing with children
— Beja (@120Lebm) August 7, 2022
He’s done it his whole career, he can’t play in games like this. Sit back and enjoy a player with “world class talent” 🔥🔥🔥👌
— Kell Storm (@KellStorm555) August 7, 2022
“I want to get back to enjoying my football and I feel like I’m on track to do that and I’m looking forward to what lies ahead.”
The win for LAFC sees them move six points clear at the top of the Western Conference, having played a game less than nearest rivals Austin.
They return to action on Sunday against Charlotte before taking on Wayne Rooney’s DC United on August 17.