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, 22.45CET
Wales 2-1 Scotland
Gareth Bale scored twice in the last nine minutes as Chris Coleman's charges came from a goal down to get off the mark in dramatic fashion in Group A.
by Dan Ross
Bale inspires Wales to comeback win
Gareth Bale celebrates scoring the first of his two goals ©Getty Images

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

Standings

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

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
SSI Err
Published: Friday 12 October 2012, 22.45CET

Bale inspires Wales to comeback win

Wales 2-1 Scotland
Gareth Bale scored twice in the last nine minutes as Chris Coleman's charges came from a goal down to get off the mark in dramatic fashion in Group A.

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.

Wales started brightly, Bale's early dipping shot flashing just wide and only a vital last-gasp block from Gary Caldwell denying Joe Allen from close range. Steve Morison came even closer on 27 minutes, heading Bale's floated cross narrowly past the far post.

From the resulting goal kick, however, Scotland took the lead. Steven Fletcher leapt to flick on Allan McGregor's long clearance and James Morrison raced ahead of the defence to prod into the bottom corner.

The hosts dominated the second period, the electric Bale and energetic Aaron Ramsey causing problems in the pouring rain. Lewis Price beat away Morrison's near-post drive as Scotland threatened themselves, before Ramsey clipped wide after a good run and Bale curled past a post after some right-wing trickery.

Then, with 11 minutes to go, Shaun Maloney felled Bale after another burst into the box, and the winger slotted in a deserved equaliser from the spot. The omnipresent No11 then snatched victory in stunning fashion, collecting the ball deep, charging forward unchallenged and firing an unstoppable shot into the top right corner to snatch a vital win in memorable fashion.

Last updated: 08/05/14 7.34CET

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Lineups

Wales

Wales

Scotland

Scotland

1Lewis Price (GK)1Allan McGregor (GK)
2Chris Gunter2Alan Hutton
3Ben Davies4Christophe Berra
4David Vaughan5Gary Caldwell
Yellow Card36
5Darcy Blake6Shaun Maloney
6Ashley Williams (C)7Darren Fletcher (C)
7Joe Allen
Yellow Card74
8Scott Brown
Substitution46
8Joe Ledley
Substitution72
9Steven Fletcher
9Steve Morison
Substitution66
11James Morrison
Goal28
Substitution87
10Aaron Ramsey
Yellow Card63
15Kris Commons
Substitution87
11Gareth Bale
Yellow Card53
Goal81
Goal90
20Daniel Fox

Substitutes

12Jason Brown (GK)21David Marshall (GK)
13Craig Davies
Substitution66
3Charlie Mulgrew
14Sam Ricketts10Charlie Adam
Substitution46
15Andy King12Matthew Gilks (GK)
16Ashley Richards13James McArthur
17Simon Church14Kenny Miller
Substitution87
18Hal Robson-Kanu
Substitution72
16Jamie Mackie
Substitution87
19Sam Vokes17Russell Martin
20James Wilson18Matthew Phillips
21Owain Williams (GK)19Andy Webster
22James Forrest

Coach

Chris Coleman (WAL) Craig Levein (SCO)

Referee

Florian Meyer (GER)

Assistant referees

Holger Henschel (GER), Christoph Bornhorst (GER)

Fourth official

Michael Weiner (GER)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution

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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