It has been a slightly strange summer for Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale with the former Tottenham player future up in the air after an indifferent season run with the Spanish giants in 2016/17.[spacer height=”20px”]

The Welshman hampered by series of injuries throughout the season, limiting his participation and also affecting his form when he was fit enough to make the team.[spacer height=”20px”]

The likes of Isco and Marco Asensio stepped up in the flying winger’s absence, delivering a host of world-class performances to render themselves nearly unstoppable to manager, Zinedine Zidane. [spacer height=”20px”]

However, at the start of the 2017/18 season, Bale seems to have rediscovered some of the golden touch that made him one of the world’s most coveted stars a few years back.[spacer height=”20px”]

He excelled in the European Super Cup against Manchester United and in Los Blancos’ first La Liga game of the season, he got off to a flying start.[spacer height=”20px”]

However, at the start of the 2017/18 season, the winger seems to have rediscovered some of the golden touch that. The Welshman notched Real’s first goal of the season against Deportivo la Coruna, reacting to a loose ball in the box to prod into an empty net and in doing so, he set a very impressive record.[spacer height=”20px”]

In the last three La Liga campaigns it has been Bale who has scored the first goal for the Spanish giants on all three occasions. Very impressive from the Welsh star, who will be desperate for an injury-free campaign to remind the world that he is still one of the best.[spacer height=”20px”]

Los Blancos won the game at Deportivo with relative ease, claiming a 3-0 victory despite club captain Sergio Ramos picking up his 23rd red card of his career just before the end.[spacer height=”20px”]

Bale, Casemiro and Toni Kroos scored the goals to seal the three points as Zidane aims to retain his La Liga crown.[spacer height=”20px”]

Real’s next league game see’s them take on Valencia at the Bernabeu and with Cristiano Ronaldo still serving his five-match suspension for pushing the referee against Barcelona, the onus will again be on Bale to fill the Portuguese star’s shoes.[spacer height=”20px”]