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01 May 2018 by HUGZ

A Breakdown of Gareth Bale's Champions League Goals

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Real Madrid star Gareth Bale has scored 15 career goals in the Champions League (UCL), 12 with his current employers to add to the four he notched for former club Tottenham Hotspur.

The flying winger has certainly left his mark on the competition. He announced himself on the world stage with a stunning hat-trick against Inter Milan in 2010 and he also has a Champions League final goal to his name when he helped Real Madrid achieve 'La Decima' in the 2013/14 season.

BY SEASON

2010/11 4
2011/12 0
2012/13 0
2013/14 6
2014/15 2
2015/16 0
2016/17 2
2017/18 1
  • Bale struck four times during 2010/11 - his first season in the competition, including the treble against the reigning champions at the time, Inter Milan.
  • His best UCL campaign in terms of goals was his debut season in Madrid, when he bagged six goals to help his side achieve 'La Decima' in 2013/14.

BY ROUND

Group Stage 11
Round of 16 2
Quarter-final 1
Semi-final 0
Final 1
  • The majority of Bale's goals have come during the group stages, where he has netted 11 times.
  • The only round the Welshman has failed to find the net in is the semi-finals.

BY PITCH AREA

Penalty Area 10
6 Yard Box 3
Outside Penalty Area 2
  • Only two of Bale's 15 UCL goals have come from outside the penalty area. A surprising statistic perhaps, given his pedigree from long range.

METHOD OF GOALS

Right 0
Head 2
Left 13
  • It is no surprise to see that Bale's lethal left foot has accounted for the majority of his goals in the competition. One of his two headers was against Madrid rivals Atletico in the 2013/14 final, whilst he has yet to find the net with his right foot.

TYPE OF GOALS

Open Play 14
Direct FK 1
Penalty 0

Bale's solitary free kick goal came against Galatasaray during his first season at Real Madrid.

BY HALF
1st Half 8
2nd Half 6
1st Half ET 0
2nd Half ET 1
  • Bale's goal in the second half of extra-time was the aforementioned header in the 2013/14 Champions League final, which put his side 2-1 up against their city rivals.

BY MINUTE

1–15 2
16–30 4
31–45 2
46–60 2
61–75 1
76–90 3
91-105 0
106-120 1
  • The 28-year-old has scored in all 15-minute segments of normal time, with his most successful period being between the 16th and 30th minute (four goals).

NATIONS SCORED AGAINST

Italy 4
Germany 4
Poland 2
Netherlands 1
Turkey 1
Spain 1
Switzerland 1
Bulgaria 1
  • Clubs hailing from eight different nations have been on the receiving end of a Gareth Bale goal in the Champions League, with Italian and German sides conceding the most to him (four goals each).

TEAMS SCORED AGAINST

Inter Milan 3
Schalke 2
Borussia Dortmund 2
Legia Warsaw 2
FC Twente 1
Juventus 1
Galatasaray 1
Atletico Madrid 1
Basel 1
Ludogorets 1
  • Bale has been on the scoresheet against ten different clubs in the Champions League, with the three he scored against Inter Milan still standing as the most he has scored against any one team.

GOALKEEPERS SCORED AGAINST

Julio Cesar 3
Ralf Fahrmann 2
Arkadiusz Malarz 2
Nikolay Mihaylov 1
Gianluigi Buffon 1
Eray Iscan 1
Roman Weidenfeller 1
Thibaur Courtois 1
Tomas Vaclik 1
Vladislav Stoyanov 1
Roman Burki 1
  • 11 different goalkeepers have picked the ball of out of the net after conceding to Bale in the Champions League.

TOP ASSISTERS

Cristiano Ronaldo 2
Dani Carvajal 2
Peter Crouch 1
Jermaine Jenas 1
Aaron Lennon 1
Karim Benzema 1
Sergio Ramos 1
Angel Di Maria 1
Luka Modric 1
Toni Kroos 1
  • Ten different players have assisted Bale in the competition, with current Real Madrid teammates Cristiano Ronaldo and Dani Carvajal having set the Welshman up on two occasions each.