With Cristiano Ronaldo unable to play in the Copa del Rey due to injury, Gareth Bale stepped up and scored a later winner for Real Madrid with a tremendous burst of speed. And he did it against Barcelona, no less.
Angel Di Maria opened the scoring in the 11th minute for Real Madrid and the lead held into the second half as Barcelona continued their struggles, which have now resulted in three straight losses. Marc Bartra did come up with an equalizer for Barca in the 68th minute, but his night would soon get much, much worse.
In the 88th minute, Bale knocked the ball well in front of himself as he struggled with Bartra near the touchline. The Barca defender forced Bale off the pitch, but this prompted the Welshman to turn on his exceptional speed, making Bartra look like he was running in sand and Bale beat him to the ball and scored the winner. Cristiano Ronaldo partied in the stands like every other Madridista watching and the Barcelona fans made their feelings known as BaleRead More »from Gareth Bale speeds past Marc Bartra to score Copa del Rey winner, Ronaldo goes nuts in the stands