Gareth Bale Leading Wales to their first World Cup since 1958 as a 1-0 defeat in Cardiff on Sunday shattered Ukraine’s dream of a war-torn country. Bell’s free kick, which the Ukrainian captain turned into his own net. Andrei Yarmolenko, Cardiff City Stadium, despite the dominance of the guests’ game in unfavorable conditions, separated the parties. Ukraine proudly lifted a nation by beating Scotland 3-1 on Wednesday in their first competitive clash since the Russian invasion.
Oleksandr Petrakov’s men deserved another extraordinary performance under the pressure of raising the hopes of those devastated by the Russian aggression.
Ukraine’s national anthem was hailed from all sides of the stadium before the game, and, as they traveled to Scotland in the middle of the week, the visitors were encouraged rather than restrained by the pressure.
However, they had to pay the ultimate price for not taking their chances and a moment of misfortune.
Alexander Zinchenko found the net just three minutes later, but the Manchester City player took his own free kick which was caught. Wayne Hansey Guard very fast.
Hennessy then had to be vigilant to prevent Roman Yarimchik from scoring before Viktor Tsigankov extended a brilliant chance.
Wales had barely threatened a Ukrainian goal, but Bell has a star who can turn the tide of matches in an instant.
The 32-year-old has been without a club for nine years at Real Madrid after winning his fifth Champions League title last weekend.
Bell has done his best for international duty in recent years and now he will have the opportunity to add the World Cup to his illustrious career.
In the 34th minute, his free kick missed the target until Yarmoulinko tried to take him to safety and managed to get the ball out helplessly. Georgie Bushchen.
Ukraine refused to crush this misfortune and unfortunately it was not fined before half time when Yarmoulinko clipped it. Joe Allen Inside the box.
This pattern continued until the second half, when Rob Page’s men were put back in their own half.
But the home side had ample opportunity to double their advantage over the counter-attack. Aaron Ramsey Brennan Johnson hit a wide steered post and Bell gently shot Bushchen in the arm.
On the other hand, opportunities kept coming and going as Yarimchok saved Tsigkanov’s attempt through Hennessy before extending the rebound.
The last challenge from Ben Davis then stopped Yermolenko from firing on the run.
Ukraine’s day ended five minutes later when Hennessy made an incredible save so that the header of the alternative Artem Dubak could not find a place in the upper corner.
But Wales are now unbeaten in 19 home games spanning almost four years as the majority of the 33,000 crowd brought them home.
The last time Wales was in the World Cup, he was out of goal for Brazil at the age of 17. Yellow In the quarter finals
This generation of Welsh players reached the seemingly impossible by reaching the semi-finals of Euro 2016 in their first major tournament in 58 years.
Now he has once again written himself in the history books when he will have the opportunity to face England, USA and Iran in Qatar in November.
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