Record-breaking Gareth Bale fires Wales to romp over China

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Giggs' men will now play in Monday's final of the China Cup friendly tournament, against the victor of the second semi-final between Uruguay and the Czech Republic on Friday.

"On a personal note it's great to break the record, but I could not have done it without my team-mates".

"Huge teams like United, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, the players are used to the adulation they get especially in this part of the world because footballers are treated like gods".

Taking to the field from kick-off in Ryan Giggs' first game as boss of the national team, Bale made an swift impact at Nanning's Guangxi Sports Center Stadium by crafting an excellent second-minute solo goal. It was great achievement and the credit also goes to teammates and the head coach.

"It's a fantastic moment for Gareth, he fully deserves it, and I saw things we can work on".

Gareth Bale will be hoping to fire his side to glory here as Wales aim to prepare for the Euro 2020 qualification campaign in the best fashion after missing out on the World Cup.

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Bale after grabbing his second goal. The Burnley striker played in Bale, who needed no invitation to double his and his team's tally.

There were no further goals, but the game long since decided as a contest thanks to Bale's world-class ability.

Bale scored in the second minute and sloppy defending by China led to the second as the Real Madrid forward was aware enough to outmuscle ambling defenders to beat a despairing goalkeeper. "It is a massive honour", Bale said.

His bow for Wales five years ago looks a little odd now, Wilson was still in the Liverpool youth ranks, but he has more than deserved his second shot in the first-team.

And although they were faced with feeble opposition, Giggs' charges demonstrated their attacking potential with a potent display. "We were at it right from the beginning, on the front foot, and scored some fantastic goals", Giggs said.