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Ramsey and Bale boost Wales celebrations

Published: Tuesday 13 October 2015, 22.39CET
Wales 2-0 Andorra
Second-half strikes from Aaron Ramsey and Gareth Bale ensured Wales celebrated their first-ever UEFA EURO qualification with victory.

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Match statistics

WalesAndorra

Goals scored2
 
0
Possession (%)75
 
25
Total attempts28
 
1
on target11
 
0
off target13
 
1
blocked4
 
0
against woodwork1
 
0
Corners13
 
1
Offsides2
 
0
Yellow cards3
 
7
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed14
 
17
Fouls suffered14
 
12

Standings

Legend:

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Pts: Points   
Last updated: 17/11/2017 10:10 CET
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Published: Tuesday 13 October 2015, 22.39CET

Ramsey and Bale boost Wales celebrations

Wales 2-0 Andorra
Second-half strikes from Aaron Ramsey and Gareth Bale ensured Wales celebrated their first-ever UEFA EURO qualification with victory.

  • Wales celebrate qualification with Andorra's 50th defeat in their 50 UEFA EURO games
  • Aaron Ramsey breaks deadlock after 50th minute
  • Gareth Bale gets his seventh goal of qualifying with four minutes left
  • Wales finish two points behind Group B winners Belgium

Two second-half goals ensured Wales celebrated their first-ever UEFA European Championship qualification with a 2-0 victory against Andorra in Cardiff.

The home fans had turned up for a party to mark Chris Coleman's team's historic achievement, and were rewarded with a pre-match performance by popular local band Super Furry Animals. Once the game got going the focus was naturally on Gareth Bale, who elicited a 14th-minute save from Ferran Pol, but injuries were the early story with Wales's Hal Robson-Kanu and Andorra's Victor Moreira forced off.

Max Llovera was grateful to Pol for tipping over his header that was heading for an Andorra own goal, and the goalkeeper then did brilliantly to turn an Aaron Ramsey effort onto the crossbar and keep the visitors level at half-time.

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The players celebrate with Chris Coleman

At the interval Robson-Kanu's substitute David Edwards was himself taken off injured, meaning a debut for Tom Lawrence. And the breakthrough came in the 50th minute, Ramsey smashing in the rebound after an Ashley Williams header was saved.

Andorra continued to defend stoutly and in the 70th minute captain Óscar Sonejee was replaced, the 39-year-old bowing out of international football after a record 105 caps. With four minutes left, though, Bale blasted in his seventh Group B goal from near the penalty spot to have the final say.

Last updated: 12/11/15 23.46CET

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Lineups

Wales

Wales

Andorra

Andorra

1
HennesseyWayne Hennessey (GK)
13
Ferran PolFerran Pol (GK)
Yellow Card65
2
GunterChris Gunter
Yellow Card57
3
M. San NicolásMoisés San Nicolás
5
DaviesBen Davies
4
SonejeeÓscar Sonejee (C)
Substitution70
6
A. WilliamsAshley Williams (C)
Yellow Card57
5
LloveraMax Llovera
9
Robson-KanuHal Robson-Kanu
Substitution23
6
Ildefons LimaIldefons Lima
Yellow Card15
10
RamseyAaron Ramsey
Goal50
8
M. VieiraMarcio Vieira
Yellow Card57
11
BaleGareth Bale
Goal86
10
A. SánchezAaron Sánchez
Yellow Card51
13
J. WilliamsJonathan Williams
Substitution86
15
RodriguesAdrià Rodrigues
Yellow Card78
15
VokesSam Vokes
17
MoreiraVictor Moreira
Substitution12
18
ChesterJames Chester
19
LorenzoIvan Lorenzo
Yellow Card49
Substitution81
20
VaughanDavid Vaughan
Yellow Card33
23
Jordi RubioJordi Rubio

Substitutes

21
WardDanny Ward (GK)
1
GomesJosep Gomes (GK)
12
O. Fôn WilliamsOwain Fôn Williams (GK)
9
RieraGabriel Riera
Substitution12
3
N. TaylorNeil Taylor
11
MorenoSergi Moreno
4
RichardsJazz Richards
14
PeppeEdu Peppe
7
AllenJoe Allen
18
Josep AyalaJosep Ayala
Substitution70
Yellow Card82
8
KingAndy King
20
GómezSebastiàn Gómez
14
ChurchSimon Church
Substitution86
21
Marc GarciaMarc Garcia
Substitution81
16
LedleyJoe Ledley
17
EdwardsDavid Edwards
Substitution23
Substitution46
19
CollinsJames Collins
22
LawrenceTom Lawrence
Substitution46
23
HenleyAdam Henley

Coach

Chris Coleman (WAL) Koldo Alvarez (AND)

Referee

Kevin Blom (NED)

Assistant referees

Patrick Langkamp (NED), Rob van de Ven (NED)

Fourth official

Charles Schaap (NED)

Additional assistant referees

Serdar Gözübüyük (NED), Kamphuis Jochem (NED)

Legend:

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