GARETH BALE created FIVE clear-cut chances in Wales’ 2-0 win over Turkey… the most EVER in tournament history.
Gareth Bale created a record five clear-cut chances in Wales’ win over TurkeyCredit: Getty
The Real Madrid winger, who spent the season on loan at former side Spurs, helped himself to two assists against the Turks.
Bale produced a piece of magic to find Aaron Ramsey minutes before half-time to put Wales ahead.
The four-time Champions League winner then found Connor Roberts in the 95th minute to seal an incredible victory.
Bale did have a moment to forget earlier in the second half when he sent a penalty blazing high over the bar.
But he still managed to create a record five clear-cut chances, according to The Analyst.
That’s the most by a single player in recorded Euro history since 1980.
Wales’ win also saw them notch up another impressive statistic.
OptaJoe reveals how Wales have now won five matches across Euro 2020 and Euro 2016.
That’s the second-best record after reigning champions and current favourites France, who have won six.
And it also means Wales have the BEST winning percentage in Euros history, with five victories in eight games making for a success rate of 63 per cent.
Speaking after the whistle, Bale revealed he was delighted with Wales’ progress in the tournament so far.
But he did apologise to fans and team-mates for his awful penalty miss, saying: “We’re in a fantastic position now. If you’d offered us four points at the start we would have bitten your hand off.
“Of course, we’ll have to wait and see what happens but we’re happy. I am absolutely delighted with the win.
“[For the penalty] I got under the ball and it wasn’t a nice feeling.
“In the circle after the game, I made a funny joke and apologised for missing the pen.”