Madrid star Bale finally ends La Liga goal drought


Gareth Bale scored after eight minutes of Real Madrid's clash with Huesca to end an 802-minute wait for a goal in La Liga - his longest drought in the competition.

The 29-year-old met Alvaro Odriozola's cross with a side-footed volley to give Los Blancos the lead at El Alcoraz, where Santiago Solari's resurgent side were chasing their fourth consecutive victory in all competitions.

That goal proved enough as Madrid secured a 1-0 success.

Bale had previously made 40 unsuccessful attempts at goal across a goalless streak that attracted criticism from supporters and pundits.

He scored in Madrid's 2-0 UEFA Champions League win over Roma in November and in the 5-0 victory over Viktoria Plzen in the same month, but finding the net in La Liga will have been a huge relief for the Wales international.

Source Omnisport