One must be quite skilled at free kicks in order to make Cristiano Ronaldo a spectator when a chance arises. Gareth Bale is that skilled.
The Real Madrid star netted a breathtaking free kick goal against Espanyol on Saturday at the Bernabeu, pinging his curling shot off the post and past a helpless goalkeeper.
The superb score stretched Madrid's lead to 2-0 in the 28th minute. Los Blancos would roll to a 3-0 win. The characteristically excited call of the goal by beIN SPORTS announcer Ray Hudson captured the strike's rare combination of power and precision.
"He is as explosive as a bomb here," Hudson exclaimed. "But he is as cool as a bomb disposal expert."