Bale helps Real Madrid lift 10th European Cup

Gareth Bale scored the crucial second goal for Real Madrid as they beat city rivals Athletico in the Champions League final.

Bale scores crucial goal as Real lift European Cup

Bale scored the crucial second goal for Real. Credit: Andrew Matthews/EMPICS Sport

A headed goal in extra time from Gareth Bale helped Real Madrid overcome city rivals Athletico in the Champions League final last night, ensuring Los Blancos lifted the trophy for the 10th time in their history.

The Cardiff born forward managed to get on the end of a parried shot from team mate Angel di Maria with just 10 minutes left of injury time, before further goals from Marcelo and Cristiano Ronaldo put extra gloss on the victory.

Find out more about Bale's performance and watch his goal on ITV's Sport's site here