The all-time top scorer and talisman of Welsh, Gareth Balescored a late penalty to tie the United States 1-1 on Monday in a thrilling World Cup Group B match. Qatar 2022.
Knocked down by US defender Tim Ream in the box, the all-time top scorer for Welsh he approached the penalty spot in the 82nd minute and slotted the ball into the top corner.
“To go one goal back against a good team like USA we showed character, all the credit goes to the guys for coming back and getting a point. When we took the penalty, we knew 100% who was going to take it, they have never let us down, it’s about Bale,” Wales manager Rob Page said.
USA they went into halftime with a 1-0 lead which was given to them after some excellent finishing by Timothy Weah, the son of former World Player of the Year and current Liberian president George.
But a half-time change of tactics by Wales to bring in Kieffer Moore was game-changing and brought them back into the match, resulting in Bale scoring the 82nd-minute penalty.
In this way, Welshwho scored his first point in a world Cup Since his last appearance in 1958, he will go into their second group game against Iran on Friday while the United States take on England.
“Wales were very direct in the second half, they have a great team and they made it very difficult for us. But I think the guys handled it well, it was a very close game and we left it all there,” said USA head coach Gregg Berhalter.