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Superb Bale takes Wales above Israel

Published: Saturday 28 March 2015, 20.00CET
Israel 0-3 Wales
Gareth Bale made one and scored two in a flawless performance as Wales took the Group B lead off Israel.
by Boaz Goren
from Itztadion Sammy Ofer

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Match statistics

IsraelWales

Goals scored0
3
Possession (%)47
 
53
Total attempts6
 
18
on target3
 
5
off target1
 
7
blocked2
 
6
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners2
 
3
Offsides1
 
0
Yellow cards3
 
0
Red Cards1
 
0
Fouls committed8
 
11
Fouls suffered10
 
7

Standings

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Published: Saturday 28 March 2015, 20.00CET

Superb Bale takes Wales above Israel

Israel 0-3 Wales
Gareth Bale made one and scored two in a flawless performance as Wales took the Group B lead off Israel.

Gareth Bale makes on and scores two to move Wales top of Group B
Israel's perfect record ends; now two points adrift ahead of Tuesday's game in hand
Aaron Ramsey opens scoring; Israel's Eytan Tibi sent off at 0-2
Next qualifiers: Israel v Belgium (Tuesday), Wales v Belgium (12 June)

Gareth Bale made one and scored two to give Wales a victory in Israel that takes them to the top of UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying Group B.

Israel had not dropped a point before today but Wales were dominant from the off as Bale, Aaron Ramsey and Joe Allen entered the box with ease on several occasions. Defender James Collins had the first good chance but could not turn in Bale's cross.

However, it was 1-0 to the visitors before half-time. A long ball into the box found Bale, who looped up a header that was flicked past Ofir Marciano by Ramsey.

The second half started as the first had ended. Bale was now at full flight and Eytan Tibi fouled him on the edge of the box, picking up a booking. The Real Madrid CF forward's free-kick gave Marciano no chance.

Not long afterwards Tibi fouled Bale again and was dismissed. The third Wales goal came 13 minutes from time as Ramsey's accurate ball set up Bale for his second. Only a save from a tight angle by Marciano prevented a Bale hat-trick.

Last updated: 02/06/15 3.13CET

http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/season=2016/matches/round=2000446/match=2013932/postmatch/report/index.html#bale+inspires+wales

Lineups

Israel

Israel

Wales

Wales

18
MarcianoOfir Marciano (GK)
1
HennesseyWayne Hennessey (GK)
3
Ben HaimTal Ben Haim (C)
2
GunterChris Gunter
6
NatchoBibras Natcho
3
N. TaylorNeil Taylor
7
ZahaviEran Zahavi
Substitution70
5
DaviesBen Davies
9
RefaelovLior Refaelov
Yellow Card44
6
A. WilliamsAshley Williams (C)
12
Ben ChaimTal Ben Chaim
Substitution60
7
AllenJoe Allen
13
YeiniSheran Yeini
9
Robson-KanuHal Robson-Kanu
Substitution68
19
DganiOrel Dgani
10
RamseyAaron Ramsey
Goal45+1
Substitution85
20
Ben HarushOmri Ben Harush
11
BaleGareth Bale
Goal50
Goal77
21
TibiEytan Tibi
Yellow Card48
Red Card51
16
LedleyJoe Ledley
Substitution47
22
DamariOmer Damari
Substitution43
19
CollinsJames Collins

Substitutes

1
HarushAriel Harush (GK)
12
O. Fôn WilliamsOwain Fôn Williams (GK)
23
HaimovGuy Haimov (GK)
21
WardDanny Ward (GK)
2
DasaEli Dasa
4
EdwardsDavid Edwards
4
BittonNir Bitton
Substitution60
8
CotterillDavid Cotterill
5
GershonRami Gershon
13
MacDonaldShaun MacDonald
Substitution85
8
HemedTomer Hemed
Substitution43
14
ChurchSimon Church
10
BardaElyaniv Barda
15
VokesSam Vokes
Substitution68
11
ShechterEtey Shechter
17
LawrenceTom Lawrence
14
SaharBen Sahar
Substitution70
18
RickettsSam Ricketts
15
TwathaTaleb Twatha
20
JohnDeclan John
16
KayalBeram Kayal
22
VaughanDavid Vaughan
Substitution47
17
BuzagloMaor Buzaglo
23
HenleyAdam Henley

Coach

Eli Gutman (ISR) Chris Coleman (WAL)

Referee

Milorad Mažić (SRB)

Assistant referees

Milovan Ristić (SRB), Dalibor Djurdjević (SRB)

Fourth official

Vladimir Jovanović (SRB)

Additional assistant referees

Danilo Grujić (SRB), Dejan Filipovic (SRB)

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