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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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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City1210203653132
2Liverpool129302351830
3Chelsea128402781928
4Tottenham HotspurSpurs1290320101027
5Arsenal1273226151124
6Bournemouth126242116520
7Watford126241714320
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd126242021-120
9Everton125431915419
10Leicester CityLeicester125251716117
11Wolverhampton WanderersWolves124441213-116
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton124261318-514
13West Ham UnitedWest Ham123361418-412
14Newcastle UnitedNewcastle12237915-69
15Burnley122371225-139
16Crystal Palace12228817-98
17Southampton12156821-138
18Cardiff CityCardiff122281125-148
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield12147622-167
20Fulham121291131-205

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