Wales' Gareth Bale reacts after scoring the equalizer in the game against the United States.
In their first World Cup match since 1958, Wales tied the game. on Monday 1-1 with the United States in Qatar-2022 thanks to a penalty goal by Gareth Bale in the final stretch, being the first tie recorded in this edition of the World Cup.
Bale's goal in the 82nd minute neutralized the attack. that of the young Tim Weah, son of the legendary former player and current president of Liberia, George Weah, in the 36 at the Ahmad Bin Ali stadium.
Both teams are placed with one point in Group B behind the leader, England, who shortly before thrashed the second round. 6-2 to Iran.
The promising new batch of players from the United States, who were also making their debut in a World Cup after the absence of Russia-2018, was much superior in the first half, but ended up being the best. He was paying for the air siege to which he was subjected. Wales in the second.
The European team rescued the second. This was a point in the most anticipated day for the best generation in its history, capable of leading this nation of three million people to two European Championships in a row and their second World Cup.
In spite of his little activity in the last months, Gareth Bale gave himself up. He went up in defense and in attack and returned to the game. He became their team's talisman.
Dying half the stands red, the thousands of passionate Welsh supporters enjoyed a thrilling preview of the game to a national anthem they had played for 64 years. they were waiting for you to sing.
As the ball rolled, however, the atmosphere created by the fans of the 'Dragones' it vanished It quickly came under the stranglehold of the US Combine.
Second youngest team in Qatar, 'Team USA' He doesn't just want to gain experience for the World Cup that will be co-organized by his team. In 2026, he wants to leave his mark with the talent of the new generation led by Christian Pulisic (Chelsea).
From their usual 4-3-3 formation, Gregg Berhalter's pupils cornered an opponent who, aware of his technical limitations, fell back. He was unapologetic waiting for a chance from set pieces or to activate Bale, who was watching the game isolated on the right wing.
Before 10 minutes into the game, Wales saved themselves. in an unbeatable double chance for the Americans.
First came the team. Weah's cross from the right was headed in by Joe Rodon. in his own goal, with the fortune that he addressed himself to the goal. to the goalkeeper's body.
The same move led to the goalkeeper's body. In another ball to the Welsh area that Josh Sargent finished off the ball. head to the post.
The United States followed suit. pressing and, after a high shot from Sergiño Dest, he found the ball. It was the first goal in an action started by Pulisic from midfield.
The Chelsea striker ran past his defenders and leaked the ball. He scored a delicious pass to Weah, who spiked the ball. the ball before the departure of goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey.
At the age of 22, the powerful winger of French Lille celebrated his birthday. The goal was big in one of the few scenarios that resisted him.
Air siege >
Behind on the scoreboard, Wales faced the worst possible scenario, forced to advance lines and concede space behind the speedy American wingers.
Rob Page, the technician who replaced Mr. He indicted Ryan Giggs after his accusations of gender-based violence, introduced the giant Kieffer Moore (1.96m tall) onto the field and ordered him to leave. a blitz on the US area.
Ben Davies was about to take advantage of one of those crosses, but his point-blank header cleared it. goalkeeper Matt Turner hit the ball spectacularly.
Seconds later, Moore scared 'Team USA' with another header that went wide. He was tall.
Fortune smiled on him. He defeated Wales in a hasty action by center back Walker Zimmerman, who brought down the ball. He hit Bale from behind in the box.
Eight minutes into regulation time, the former Real Madrid player placed a ball from behind. He equalized with a left-footed shot to the top corner and made his fans explode with jubilation.
Gregg Berhalter scored the ball. numerous changes but the United States no longer had an answer against a Wales that was even able to win on the counterattack.