Just a week after signing a contract extension at the Santiago Bernabeu, Gareth Bale put in a performance of the highest order against a tame Leganes side to guide Los Blancos to a resounding 3-0 victory.
The Wales captain scored two goals within the span of seven minutes in the first-half to give Real a solid lead going into the half-time break. Bale took over the onus from Ronaldo and was praised for his efforts on social media.
Take a look:
Gareth Bale putting up his best performance this season!
— Gareth Bale (@InfosBale) November 6, 2016
Bale joins Cristiano and Morata as Real Madrid’s top goal scorers this season [7 goals each].
— Real Madrid Stats (@RMadrid_Stats) November 6, 2016
Bale dropping very deep. One of those games where he’d do well having a completely free role.
— M.A.J (@UItraSuristic) November 6, 2016
Bale on hat-trick, why should Bale pass to him on that chance when Ronaldo keeps missing chances? #realmadrid
— Sagar (@sagar__subedi) November 6, 2016
¡Bale is on fire🔥🔥, your defence is terrified! Uuuuuuh. Nananananananananah, nananananananananah 🎶🎶🎶
— Victor Barroso (@Vbarroso06) November 6, 2016
Bale repaying the contract renewal
— NOT YET UHURU (@str33tdisciple) November 6, 2016
New contract, same old Gareth Bale. ⚽️🔥
— Tegiđ Siôп (@tegidsion13) November 6, 2016
Bale taking on the mantle from Ronny 👏🏼 #madrid
— Andrew Irvine (@andrew_irvine) November 6, 2016
Gareth Bale’s week:
Mon: Sign new world-record deal.
Wed: Scores Real Madrid’s fastest ever UCL goal (0:57)
Sun: Scores twice vs. Leganes pic.twitter.com/urwwhIaPst
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) November 6, 2016
What a gentleman Cristiano Ronaldo is. He let Gareth Bale have his week as the best paid footballer in the world. A week’s long enough.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) November 6, 2016
— Gaurav Kumar (@gkgaurav7) November 6, 2016
Gareth Bale celebrated his new contract with two goals for Real Madrid
— JuddeRo (@ManRichD) November 6, 2016