The Real Madrid man's thumping strike trumped the Arsenal midfielder's stunning solo effort to claim the gong for Matchday Four
The Welshman spectacular strike from outside the area was the fastest goal in UEFA Champions League history, hammering home after Cristiano Ronaldo headed on a Fabio Coentrao cross in just 57 seconds during the six-goal thriller.
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Bale trumped some fine competition for the gong on a matchday of outstanding goals, which included Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil’s astonishing 88th-minute winner in his side’s victory over Ludogorets.
Latching on to a through ball, the Germany midfielder flicked it over the goalkeeper and sent two defenders sprawling, before slotting home.
Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann also missed out after earning a nomination for his clipped volley past Rostov goalkeeper Soslan Dzhanaev in stoppage time earned Atleti a hard-fought 2-1 win in the Spanish capital.
Paris Saint-Germain defender Thomas Meunier’s stunning hit with the outside of his boot against Basel and Vadis Odjidja’s powerful strike for Legia versus Madrid also missed out on the final prize.