Gareth Bale recreates acrobatic goal from Real Madrid’s Champions League final win over Liverpool

Gareth Bale recreates stunning acrobatic goal from Real Madrid’s 2018 Champions League final win over Liverpool as part of ‘2.6 Challenge’… before asking fellow Welshman Sam Warburton to have a go

  • Gareth Bale has tried to replicate his overhead kick goal from the 2018 UCL final 
  • The forward scored twice as Real Madrid earned a 3-1 win over Liverpool in Kiev
  • Bale performed acrobatics in his living room as part of the ‘2.6 Challenge’
  • He has donated £1m in total to hospitals in Wales and Spain during pandemic
  • Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19

Real Madrid star Gareth Bale has attempted to recreate his iconic Champions League final goal in his living room to raise money for charity. 

In May 2018 Bale displayed amazing agility to score an overhead kick from the edge of the penalty area to give Los Blancos a 2-1 lead over Liverpool in Kiev.  

The Welshman added his second goal and Real Madrid’s third in the closing stages as Reds goalkeeper Loris Karius fumbled his long-range shot into the net. 

Bale’s brace proved decisive in a 3-1 win which earned Madrid their third consecutive Champions League trophy, and now the 30-year-old has tried to replicate his acrobatic effort at home.

In Bale’s latest Instagram post he can be sen juggling a small football before hammering an overhead kick into the wall behind him, flinging himself onto his living room sofa. 

He then nominated Wales rugby star Sam Warburton to take the test. The caption read: ‘My 2.6 challenge for @velindrecc NHS is complete!

‘Now let’s see yours @samwarbs. Make sure you get involved with your own 2.6 challenge today or you can donate to the charity by clicking the link in my bio.’

The 2.6 challenge fundraiser has been launched on the day runners were scheduled to participate in the 2020 London Marathon, with athletes completing tasks based around the numbers 2.6 or 26.

The marathon is the world’s biggest one-day fundraising event, collecting over £66.4 million for a variety of charities in 2019, and sporting stars have come together to raise money in its absence.

The Cardiff-born forward has donated £500,000 to NHS Wales to support staff during the coronavirus pandemic.

Bale has also contributed 500,000 euros (approximately £440,00) for hospitals in the Madrid area.

The Spanish capital has been one of the worst-affected cities in the world since the outbreak, with over 59,000 confirmed cases and almost 8,000 deaths recorded so far.