Cardiff City Stadium - Cardiff 12/10/2012 - 20:45CET (19:45 local time)

Qualifying round - Group A

Wales - Scotland
2-1
 

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Bale inspires Wales to comeback win

Published: Friday 12 October 2012, 22.00CET
Bale inspires Wales to comeback win
Gareth Bale celebrates scoring the first of his two goals ©Getty Images

A Gareth Bale double in the last 11 minutes earned Wales a dramatic victory against Scotland on a soaking Cardiff night. 

James Morrison had given the visitors a first-half lead and that looked like being enough for all three points despite the hosts best efforts. Bale levelled from the penalty spot with nine minutes left after he himself had been fouled, before completing a remarkable late turnaround with an unstoppable long-range drive in the 90th minute.

Lineups

Wales

Wales

Scotland

Scotland

1Price (GK)1A. McGregor (GK)
2Gunter2Hutton
3Davies4Berra
4Vaughan5G. Caldwell
36
5Blake6Maloney
6A. Williams (C)7D. Fletcher (C)
7Allen
74
8Brown
46
8Ledley
72
9S. Fletcher
9Morison
66
11Morrison
28
87
10Ramsey
63
15Commons
87
11Bale
53
81
90
20Fox

Substitutes

12Brown (GK)21Marshall (GK)
13Davies
66
3Mulgrew
14Ricketts10Adam
46
15King12Gilks (GK)
16Richards13McArthur
17Church14Miller
87
18Robson-Kanu
72
16Mackie
87
19Vokes17R. Martin
20Wilson18Phillips
21O. Williams (GK)19Webster
22Forrest

Coaches

Chris Coleman (WAL) Craig Levein (SCO)

Referee

Florian Meyer (GER)

Press kits

Standings

Last updated: 18/04/2013 12:21 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Match statistics

Wales
Scotland

2

Goals scored

1

14

Total attempts

6

2

Attempts on target

3

10

off target

3

0

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

0

4

Corners

3

1

Offsides

1

3

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

7

Fouls committed

9

3

Fouls suffered

5

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Goal
    90
    Bale (Wales) scores!
  • Substitution
    87
    Miller (in) - Morrison (out) (Scotland)
  • Substitution
    87
    Mackie (in) - Commons (out) (Scotland)
  • Goal
    81
    Bale (Wales) scores from the penalty spot.

See also

  • Wales

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Croatia, 16 October 2012, 2-0
  • Scotland

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Belgium, 16 October 2012, 2-0
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