Gareth Bale scored Real Madrid’s fastest ever goal in the Champions League in their tie against Legia Warsaw.

Oh – and it’s a belter by the way.

Bale’s tremendous volley from the edge of the area into the top corner came only 57 seconds into the game.

Sadly for Bale there wasn’t a crowd around to go wild for the goal, as crowd trouble at Warsaw’s last Champions League game – a 6-0 drubbing from Borussia Dortmund – meant the game had to be played behind closed doors.

The crowd was pretty limited at the closed-off stadium (Czarek Sokolowski/AP)

Luckily for Bale though, there are other ways fans can show their appreciation…

Stunning strike by Bale. Must be a strange sensation to score such a great goal in a stadium with no fans present…

— Ben Hayward (@bghayward) November 2, 2016

That strike from Bale 👌🏻

— Joe Maude (@joeym1995) November 2, 2016

Gareth bale goal 😋😍

— waladkafori_19 (@_kingmana) November 2, 2016

Even people we suspect are probably Barcelona fans admitted it was special.

Bale's goal was amazing tbh

— H.S.A (@hSaboom97) November 2, 2016

Bale recently signed a rather prosperous contract extension keeping him at the Spanish giants until 2022 – worth reportedly a cool £18 million per year – and some believe the extra pocket money may have had an effect.

#Bale proving that the more you get paid, the more productive you are.

— Marco Izzo (@izzdashizz79) November 2, 2016

Gareth Bale justifying is big money contract extension at Real Madrid.

— 👉Chris bantero 👈☔ (@crispinokumu) November 2, 2016

Despite the Bale’s brilliance however, some do think Mesut Ozil’s sumptuous goal yesterday was still better.

Add Bale's strike to the list of the week's outstanding Champions League goals. But Ozil's masterpiece is still top of the pile.

— Philip Champion (@Phil_Champion) November 2, 2016

That Gareth Bale goal was sick.. obviously still second to Ozil's last night 😏 #ChampionsLeague

— Stuart Casey (@StuartJECasey) November 2, 2016

You want to see that one again don’t you? Oh all right then.