Must-See Goal: Gareth Bale

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15 Responses to Must-See Goal: Gareth Bale

  1. danny says:

    Tim Howard would have saved it.

  2. Dinho says:

    I don’t understand what the goalie was doing….

    • Increase says:

      Ya, coulda been saved. He was right there and didn’t put his arms up.

      • BJR says:

        Check the second to last replay. ‘Keeper couldn’t see the ball, or where it was going , until it rose above the wall. Too late then.

        • Michael Stypulkoski says:

          That’s where I’ll cut him some slack. The comments below are talking about the movement on the ball, but…meh, there isn’t all that much, honestly. His view was definitely obstructed, but still a savable shot.

  3. Michael Stypulkoski says:

    I’m not the first to knock a humdrum free kick being described as a “must-see goal” but this one really lowers the bar, doesn’t it? As the announcer said, this was “unconvincing goalkeeping” more than anything else.

  4. Brain Guy says:

    Yah, bad goalkeeping. But it was a nice knuckleball.

  5. Bean says:

    It was a perfect strike, and the young keeper wasn’t prepared for the drop.

  6. Joamiq says:

    Keeper got fooled by the pace and flight of the ball. Bale’s knucklers are deadly.

  7. Colin says:

    It spins away late. While it was likely savable, it was also a very impressive free kick. You don’t see such movement often.

  8. Dean Stell says:

    Meh….It’s most like “must see bad goalkeeping”. I mean, it has some weird movement on it late, but that’s what happens with balls that don’t spin much. Could just as easily have gone over or wide or right to the keeper.

    And if the keeper can’t see the ball from the kick, that’s his fault for setting the wall up poorly.

  9. andres says:

    love this site but the last 3 must see goals have been far from must see goals…lets stick to real must see goals please