Bale is a Wales legend says Giggs

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And his wonder strike brought back memories of Zidane's own magnificent volleyed victor to win Madrid the Champions League against Bayer Leverkusen at Hampden Park in 2002.

Two goals were simply handed to Real by Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius, whose hapless performance will be remembered as one of the worst by a keeper at this level.

According to Real Madrid ex-President Ramon Calderon, Welsh forward Gareth Bale was never going to match five-time Balon d'Or victor Cristiano Ronaldo's success at the Bernabeu.

Ronaldo last week after the victory of real Madrid in the Champions League final over Liverpool hinted at his upcoming departure from the club. "I have to sit down with my agent in the summer and discuss it".

Champion of France first became involved in the fight for the victor of the "Golden ball", when the Portuguese after winning the Champions League in Kiev mysteriously said that he... was very good in Royal club.

Bale has now been at Real Madrid for five season, but it hasn't exactly been smooth sailing for him at the Bernabeu.

Juergen Klopp's Liverpool produced exhilarating football on its way to the final, ripping apart Porto, Manchester City and AS Roma with some thrilling attacking displays.

Bale, who cost Real around £85million to sign from Tottenham in 2013, is reported to have been on United's radar for a number of years.

Despite scoring five goals in four matches leading up to the crunch tie in Kiev, Los Blancos manager Zinedine Zidane opted to drop Bale from the starting 11.

It still wasn't enough, but Bale's case going forward will be far harder to ignore.

For much of the first half Liverpool dominated, with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane causing Madrid problems at the back.

CR7 claimed after the Champions League final, that he will talk about his future in the next few weeks and rumours have circulated regarding a potential departure from the Spanish capital.

Whether the talented winger is trying to scare Madrid into giving him more minutes or if he has genuine interest in leaving is yet to be seen.

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