Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 2/14/13
Gareth Bale scored two sensational free-kicks as Tottenham gained a 2-1 advantage over Lyon with a thrilling last-gasp win in the Europa League at White Hart Lane. Samuel Umtiti looked like he had earned a draw for Lyon when he smashed home a stunning half-volley equalizer in the 55th minute, but once again Bale came to the rescue for Spurs. The Welshman put Tottenham ahead with another physics-defying set piece from 35 yards in first-half stoppage time, and he came up with the goods again just 10 seconds from the final whistle. Maxime Gonalons upended Bale 20 yards out, the crowd called the 23-year-old's name, and he stepped up to crack a swirling shot over the wall and past a spinning Remy Vercoutre. The Spurs winger, who played most of the first half up front alongside the poor Emmanuel Adebayor, has now scored seven goals in his last five games for club and country. Andre Villas-Boas has a point when he compares his star man to Real Madrid marksman Cristiano Ronaldo. Bale,...
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