GARETH BALE was at his devastating best as he inspired Wales to a comfortable 3-1 win over Iceland in their international friendly in Cardiff.
The Real Madrid forward had been the star attraction at the Cardiff City Stadium and he lived up to his billing as he scored a magnificent solo goal and created two others.
James Collins opened the scoring when he headed home from a Bale free-kick and Sam Vokes snaffled a second after the former Tottenham star had a shot cleared off the line.
Bale wrapped up victory when he sprinted down the touchline from inside his own half and then cut in to drill home a low shot.
Iceland had given themselves hope when a Johann Gudmundsson strike was deflected in off Ashley Williams to make it 1-1 at half-time but the visitors could not contain the rampant Bale.
Wales manager Chris Coleman said: "I have just asked him for an autograph! He is one of the best I have ever witnessed. He is an unbelievable player. "
Iceland boss Lars Lagerback said: "(Bale) has every chance of winning the Ballon d'Or one day. He was worth the admission on his own. He is in the same bracket as (Lionel) Messi and (Cristiano) Ronaldo."