GSP - Nicosia 03/09/2015 - 20:45CET (21:45 local timelocal)

Qualifying round - Group B

Cyprus - Wales
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Cyprus - Wales 0-1 - 03/09/2015 - Match page - UEFA EURO 2016

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Bale scores late to clinch Welsh victory in Cyprus

Published: Thursday 3 September 2015, 23.00CET

  • Wales start well but hosts improve and Group B leaders require late clincher
  • Dave Edwards has first-half effort ruled out for infringement in area
  • Gareth Bale secures points eight minutes from time with another header
  • Wales cement pole position in section, Cyprus stay fourth
  • Next matches: Cyprus v Belgium, Wales v Israel (Sunday)

Wales remain on course for UEFA EURO 2016 qualification – and the country's first finals since the 1958 FIFA World Cup – after Gareth Bale's 82nd-minute header won a tight contest against Cyprus in Nicosia.

 

Standings

 

Match statistics

Cyprus
Wales

0

Goals scored

1

53

Possession (%)

47

10

Total attempts

7

2

on target

5

6

off target

1

2

blocked

1

0

against woodwork

0

3

Corners

3

1

Offsides

4

0

Yellow cards

0

0

Red Cards

0

10

Fouls committed

17

13

Fouls suffered

9

440

Passes

391

402

completed

351

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Substitution
    90+3
    MacDonald (in) - Ramsey (out) (Wales)
  • Substitution
    90
    Church (in) - Bale (out) (Wales)
  • Substitution
    84
    Sotiriou (in) - Makris (out) (Cyprus)
  • Goal
    82
    Bale (Wales) scores!
    Gareth Bale gets his sixth goal of this qualifying campaign, a bullet header from a Jazz Richards cross after good work by Aaron Ramsey.

See also

  • SSI Err
  • SSI Err