Gareth Bale Pulled Off An Incredible 'Banana Assist' For Karim Benzema To Score Real Madrid's Opener
Gareth Bale produced a sublime outside-of-the-foot assist for Karim Benzema to open the scoring for Real Madrid against Granada.
The Welsh winger, 30, received the ball out on the right early on before dribbling forward and unleashing a bending pass to the Madrid striker.
And Benzema welcomed the magnificent pass as his side-footed shot beat Rui Silva with ease in the second minute.
That pass from Gareth Bale & the finish from Don Karim :fire::fire::fire:#RMAGRApic.twitter.com/Ey1Vy04LaU
- ☠ (@Shaquille0meal) October 5, 2019
Fans have flocked to social media to praise Bale for pulling off a "world-class" assist.
What an assist by Gareth Bale! Outside of the foot, beautiful!
- RMadridHome (@RMadridHome_) October 5, 2019
Just saw the goal. World-class assist from Gareth Bale:clap:
- iPLUG (@iPLUGNG) October 5, 2019
Gareth Bale's assist shows what he has learned from playing golf this summer XD pic.twitter.com/CMkQqhdVPQ
- ꓄ꃬꏂ ꄟ꒐ꂚꋬ꒒ ꍗꉻꑄꑄ (@IMabast) October 5, 2019
Another goal from Benzema but that assist from Bale is world class.
- Xav Salazar (@XavsFutbol) October 5, 2019
This is Bale's assist. Piece of art. pic.twitter.com/GtKGGqSgqa
- Rafał (@madridreigns) October 5, 2019
Zinedine Zidane's men doubled their lead in the first half of injury time through marquee summer signing Eden Hazard.
Granada squandered possession in a dangerous area and Federico Valverde slotted the ball into the path of the 28-year-old ex-Chelsea superstar, who lobbed Silva with a cool finish.
Luka Modric would put Madrid 3-0 up in the second half, only for Darwin Machis to pull one back for his side from the spot-kick.
Zidane's side were stunned as Domingos Duarte scored a second for Granada, but James Rodriguez fired home in injury time as Los Blancos cemented a 4-2 win at the Santiago Bernabeu.
The Madrid manager, who has been under pressure after his side's poor Champions League campaign, has said that he is "going to fight right until my last day."
He continued: "I know where I am and that's always the case.
"That's what the role of a coach is like for all of us.
"I'm going to fight right until my last day because I enjoy what I do and feel as if I'm up to it."
Madrid are top of La Liga and will resume their campaign after next week's international break.
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