Bale stunners edge Wales past Austria in playoff

Gareth Bale scored both goals as Wales edged Austria 2-1 in their playoff semifinal on Thursday to move a step closer to the World Cup finals.

3/24/2022 Reuters
  • KO
    • First Half begins.
  • 24
    • Christoph Baumgartner Yellow Card
  • 25
    • Gareth Bale Goal - Free-kick
  • HT
    • Halftime
  • 51
    • Gareth Bale Goal
  • 55
    • On: Sasa Kalajdzic|Off: Konrad Laimer
  • 59
    • Harry Wilson Yellow Card
  • 64
    • Marcel Sabitzer Goal
  • 77
    • On: Andreas Weimann|Off: Christoph Baumgartner
  • 77
    • On: Valentino Lazaro|Off: Xaver Schlager
  • 87
    • Stefan Lainer Yellow Card
  • 88
    • On: Brennan Johnson|Off: Daniel James
  • 88
    • On: Michael Gregoritsch|Off: Stefan Lainer
  • 90+3
    • On: Chris Mepham|Off: Gareth Bale
  • 90+4
    • Neco Williams Yellow Card
  • FT
    • Second Half ends, Wales 2, Austria 1.
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WAL
3-5-2
  • 1Hennessey
  • 4Davies
  • 6Rodon
  • 15Ampadu
  • 3Williams
  • 8Wilson
  • 7Allen
  • 10Ramsey
  • 14Roberts
  • 20James
    On: Brennan Johnson | Off: Daniel James
  • 11Bale
    On: Chris Mepham | Off: Gareth Bale
No. Name
Saves 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 2
  • 1 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 1
  • 2 Fouls Against
  • Assist 1
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 1 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 1
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 2
  • 3 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 1 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 2
  • 1 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 2 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 1
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
3 Neco Williams  90'+4'
Goals 0
  • Shots 2
  • 1 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 1
  • 2 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 1 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 1
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 1 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 2
  • 2 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 1
  • 1 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 1
  • 1 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
11 Gareth Bale  25' 51'
Goals 2
  • Shots 5
  • 2 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 2 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 1
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
90'+3' 5  Chris Mepham
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Substitutes
Saves 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Saves 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red

Game Information

  • VENUE: Cardiff City Stadium
  • ,
  • Cardiff, Wales
  • ATTENDANCE: 32,053
  • REFEREE: Szymon Marciniak

Match Commentary

- Match ends, Wales 2, Austria 1.
90'+5' Second Half ends, Wales 2, Austria 1.
90'+5' Corner, Wales. Conceded by Heinz Lindner.

Match Stats

WAL
AUT

Possession

34% 66%

Shots (on Goal)

14 (7)
16 (4)
WAL AUT
7 Fouls 15
2 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
2 Offsides 2
4 Corner Kicks 6
3 Saves 5
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