With 110 minutes on the clock, Angel Di Maria went on a mazy run down the left side of the pitch, cutting into the box and taking out two Atletico Madrid defenders. He unleashed a shot with the outside of his boot, only for goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois to save the attempt on goal. But the ball ricocheted upwards perfectly for an on-running Gareth Bale to head home and give Real Madrid the lead.
Real Madrid have reportedly offered Manchester United of signing world-class forward Gareth Bale next summer, according to The Sun.
The Red Devils were frequently linked with a move for the 23-year-old winger, who endured an injury-hit 2016-17 campaign for the La Liga champions.
Real Madrid are said to have rebuffed approaches during the summer transfer window, officials of the Bernabeu outfit have allegedly informed Manchester United that a significant bid for the forward would be considered in 2018.
The 20-time Premier League champions Manchester United have reportedly launched a £92million bid for Real Madrid attacker Gareth Bale, according to Spanish outlet Don Balon.
The Red Devils have made a firm bid for the 28-year-old playmaker and the Spanish champions are considering brokering a deal.
Manchester United supporters react with a plenty of excitement and disbelief to the rumours surrounding Gareth Bale moving to Old Trafford in 2017.
According to The Daily Star, the German company Adidas have helped Manchester United in signing the Welshman from Real Madrid next summer.
As the summer transfer window rumour mill slowly kicks into life like a theme park attraction juddering into action after a period of inactivity, much of the talk surrounds the fates of two players tipped to travel in opposite directions: David De Gea and Gareth Bale.
The speculation that De Gea has already told United chiefs that he wants to return to his homeland with the Spanish giants refuses to go away. And after a tough end to the season in which he was roundly booed by his own supporters, it is rumoured that Bale is ready to call time on his Spanish expedition to return to England with Manchester United in a swap deal.