The Real Madrid winger had five clear chances as his side clinched a 2-0 win in Group A clash – the first player to make it at Euro
Gareth Bale made European Championship history with his performance for Wales on Wednesday.
The winger was integral to his side’s 2-0 win over Turkey as he recorded two assists in the Euro 2020 clash to make up for the penalty he missed.
Bale first prepared Aaron Ramsey for the opening goal at the end of the first half, then gave Connor Roberts an easy finish in the dying seconds of the game.
What record did Bale set?
Wales could have won by an even greater margin thanks to the threat posed by Bale. The 31-year-old had five clear chances in the Baku game.
He is the first player to create so many great chances in a single game at a European Championship since 1980, according to Opta.
What future for Bale and Wales?
Wales are almost guaranteed a place in the next round of the competition after securing their first victory. They are now four points from two games, having drawn 1-1 with Switzerland earlier in the week.
Wales will close the group stage with a game against Italy on Sunday.
The winners of their group will face the team that finished second in Group C – made up of Austria, the Netherlands, North Macedonia and Ukraine.
The Group A dolphins will face the team that finished second in Group B, which includes Belgium, Denmark, Finland and Russia.