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Top 5 Champions League goals of all time

Following Gareth Bale's overhead kick against Liverpool in the Champions League goal, Sports Mole ranks the top five goals in Champions League history.

Gareth Bale celebrates scoring during the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool on May 26, 2018© Offside

Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale did not just write his name in Champions League folklore with his wonderstrike against Liverpool at the weekend, he also helped spark a debate as to just whether it was the competition's greatest ever goal.

For many, the technique shown by the Welshman to guide the ball past a frail Loris Karius marked it down as the best to be scored, particularly as it was delivered at a pivotal moment in a match of such high stakes.

Other star names from down the years can also boast to having scored world-class goals in UEFA's flagship competition, including Bale's club boss Zinedine Zidane, who watched on in disbelief at the NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium on Saturday evening.

So just where does Bale's goal rank among the best ever? Here, Sports Mole ranks the top five of all time.

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Loris Karius in tears after the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool on May 26, 2018
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