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Ballon d’Or candidates: Bale's year

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NEWS | 15/10/2018 | Javier García

The Welshman was the MVP in the Champions League final, in which he scored two goals, the first a spectacular overhead kick.
Gareth Bale was crowned as the best player in the 2018 Champions League final in Kiev. The Welshman received this recognition after scoring a brace against Liverpool, one of them a spectacular overhead kick, helping Real Madrid lift their thirteenth European Cup. After being named the MVP in Ukraine, he had to be named on the list of 30 candidates for the Ballon d’Or.
Before the start of the year, Bale was instrumental in winning the Club World Cup in Abu Dhabi. The striker scored one of the two goals in the semi-final against Al Jazira. It was the prelude to the brilliant year he’s been having.
Goal scorer
So far, Bale has scored 21 goals with Real Madrid in 2018 and between the end of last season and the start of the current one he went on a seven-game scoring streak in the LaLiga. The Welshman is a decisive player and this year, the one of his impressive overhead kick in Kiev, he is one of the eight Real Madrid contenders for the trophy awarded by France Football.