Moments after receiving treatment for a nasty collision, Gareth Bale struck a brilliant long-range effort to double Real Madrid's lead at Real Sociedad.
Bale capitalised on a poor clearance from Sociedad's goalkeeper, caught him out of position and struck his ambitious effort perfectly:
Just prior, his status was in question as he had to go off due to a bloody gash on his knee:
Bale off to get his knee, which is trickling blood, looked at— AS English (@English_AS) April 5, 2014
Esta es la marca de los tacos en la rodilla de Bale. pic.twitter.com/DPs1fWlWyF— Escolta Blanca (@EscoltaBlanca) April 5, 2014