Gareth Bale scores the second and final goal in the 85th minute against Barcelona, helping Real Madrid claim the 2014 Copa del Rey trophy.
Usain Bolt has joined the chorus of appreciation for Gareth Bale’s stunning Copa del Rey final winner against Barcelona on Wednesday.
The forward’s stunning 85th-minute winner, which saw him scorch 50 metres up the left touchline leaving Marc Bartra in his wake to win the trophy for Real Madrid, brought comparisons with the world’s fastest man in the Spanish press. The Jamaican sprinter says he could only dream of scoring a goal like that, and hailed Bale as the planet’s quickest footballer.
“It was a great goal,” Bolt told the Spanish newspaper Marca.” He showed his great speed when he swept past the defence and then kept his cool and slipped the ball under the keeper’s legs.
“It seems his past as an athlete [in Cardiff Institute] helped him in this move. It’s a goal any sprinter in the world would like to score one day. He’s the fastest footballer in the world at the moment.”
Hicham El Guerrouj, the double Olympic champion in Athens in 2004, added: “It was really amazing. Bale’s an athlete that plays football.”
props to TheGuardian.com