Watch: Gareth Bale scores stunning free-kick for Wales in World Cup qualifier with Austria

Wales’s superstar Gareth Bale has scored a sensational goal to give his nation the lead in their World Cup qualifying play-off with Austria at the Cardiff City Stadium.

Wales' Gareth Bale celebrates after scoring the opening goal of his team during the World Cup 2022 playoff soccer match between Wales and Austria at Cardiff City stadium. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Wales' Gareth Bale celebrates after scoring the opening goal of his team during the World Cup 2022 playoff soccer match between Wales and Austria at Cardiff City stadium. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Harry Wilson was fouled just outside the Austria penalty area.

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And Bale - so often the Welsh hero - stepped up to strike an unstoppable free-kick past Lindner, the ball kissing the underside of the crossbar on the way in.

The goal extended Bale’s Wales goals record to 37.