"I came in to make some impact. Football is not an individual sport. It's collective effort. I am just happy I made the necessary impact when it mattered".

That's according to Real Madrid's Champions League Final hero, Gareth Bale.

The 28-year-old came off the bench on a rather less exciting night from the Galactico to hit the back of the net twice in 31 minutes.

Cristiano Ronaldo was cut out of the spot light as the cameras and media turned the spotlight on the Welsh hero.

Bale, who struck in grand style with an over head kick was sublime, elegant and simply out of this world.

However, it seems the curtain might be lowered on his career at the Santiago Bernabéu as he will be considering other options over the summer.

"I cannot say I am totally happy being left out of the action.

"I do not have enough playing time at Madrid. I wish I had more and I will be sitting with my agent to discuss my future this summer.

"I do not know what my decision will be but for sure I need to have more playing time".


He said this during his on the pitch interview with a Supersports correspondent live at Kyiv.

Bale scored a stunning overhead volley after Sadio Mane had cancelled out Karim Benzema's opener, which was gifted by a terrible mistake from Liverpool keeper Loris Karius.

Bale scored the third goal after another error by Karius to earn Real and boss Zinedine Zidane a third successive Champions League triumph.