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Watch Gareth Bale’s beautiful volley for goal give Real Madrid lead over Borussia Dortmund

Real Madrid have been underwhelming in La Liga play thus far this season, but they showed up in Tuesday’s Champions League game against Borussia Dortmund in a big way.

Gareth Bale opened the scoring in the 18th minute of the match, with a beautiful volley that he banged home with authority. He received a great ball in, just inside the top of the box, and sent a firecracker into the net, giving Madrid a 1-0 lead.

Bale has only two goals in La Liga play so far, but he’s been coming off the bench as a substitute fairly often, rather than starting like last season.