After two brilliant freekicks, Gareth Bale insists he is yet to reach his peak

Bale's free-kick goals against Lyon, the first from 35 yards, the second a 25-yard curler with just a few seconds of injury time remaining, were worthy of Cristiano Ronaldo.

updated: February 16, 2013 10:23 IST
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London: Tottenham Hotspur's Gareth Bale insisted he'd yet to reach his peak after another sensational European display led to renewed comparisons with the world's best players.

Bale struck two superb free-kicks as Spurs beat Lyon 2-1 in the Europa League last 32, first leg, at White Hart Lane on Thursday.

Two seasons ago Bale shot to global prominence by giving Inter Milan's Maicon a torrid time in a Champions League match.

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