He was invisible for almost the entire season, but Gareth Bale suddenly appeared in Wales. He gave his country a hard point against the United States. With a self-executed penalty kick, he canceled out Vea’s opening goal.
USA – Wales in brief:
- Key moment: About ten minutes before the end, Gareth Bale was brought down in the USA’s sixteen. Wales were awarded a penalty and Bale converted himself to avoid defeat.
- Man of the Match: America’s danger came mainly from Christian Pulisic’s footwork. He served Timothy Weah with a superb deep pass to make it 1-0. Teamsterday, like the entire team, fell away a bit in the second half.
- Notable: For Timothy Weah, the then 17-year-old Pele was the last player to score against Wales at the World Cup. It was 1958. It should be noted how long it has been since the Welshmen were back in the biggest competition.
A very great American friend to others
National coach Robert Page pulled the organizational cover with Wales. On the ball, the 5-3-2 was a solid block. On the other hand, America threw the ball in their lap and they often made something of it in the first half. Rodan first beat his own goalkeeper and then attacked the post of Sgt.
A goal was in the air for the USA. Pulisic sent Timothi Vea into the street, who tapped in to make it 1-0. The President of Liberia, Father George Wee, unequivocally approved. Weah was similar to Jeremy Toku in that first half. With his flashes on the side.
What did Wales do before the break? Hardly anything. Bale was languishing on an island front and Page’s troops were creating no chances.
Bale does it again for Wales
That was Robert Page’s signal to throw Kiefer Moore between the lines. Bale got a partner up front and Wales started to trust it a bit more.
In a two-faced contest, Wales suddenly came out on top. They were particularly dangerous in the air, but Davies and Moore couldn’t trouble goalkeeper Turner.
But the balance came anyway. Zimmerman clearly brings down Bale in the box: penalty kick to Wales. Bale converted a difficult eleven meters and thus gave his Wales defeat.
Gareth Bale: When his country needs him, he’s there. In a group that also includes England and Iran, Wales and the United States now have a point.
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