Gareth Bale draws against USA / World Cup 2022 / Gr. B / United States-Wales (1-1) /

The USA, who dominated for a good part of this second match in Group B, were finally held at the end of the match (1-1) by Gareth Bale’s penalty on Monday night in Doha.


USA 1-1 Wales

Goals: Weah (36e) for the USA team // Basel (82eSP) for Dragons

Football is like that: ordinary players, fragile players, young prodigies with no future, executive players, and Gareth Bale, an honorary member of the player caste. moments. At the Ahmed-Ben Ali Stadium in Doha on Monday night, which offered a pre-match ceremony worthy of a final, the United States looked set to break away from a long-petrified Wales, despite being largely dominant for a good part of the match. inside the bullet. The risk was known, Bale went.

young and beautiful

Wales have waited 58 years to see a World Cup match in action, but their drained and soaked fans needed less than 58 seconds to wrap up the first part of Doha’s evening for the non-attendees. Simple: The United States, carrying the second-youngest workforce at the World Cup, were desperate to keep the ball in order to stretch the tongues of Rob Page’s Dragons as far as possible, and their wish was granted without too much coercion. Urgent, aggressive, toned, vertical and thoughtful in their rotations, the young Americans needed even a few seconds to set the tone for the country’s first World Cup match in eight years, which was quickly overtaken by pulisic energy. The train is disguised as Ted Ligety and from the group to Berhalter the intelligence of the non-ball organization. As a result, we saw the USA feast on the chew during the first period, with Dest and Weah showing some exciting link-up especially on the right, the latter even pushing Rodon to deflect a powerful cross over Hennessey with the first intention. The excitement caused by another helmet shot signed by Sargent (11e). The Welsh reaction? Shy, alone, Ampadu sent a hard shot out of bounds without danger at the end of the first quarter of the hour (14).e) and the remaining half is marred by many red technical errors. Then, the score was to be settled: nine minutes before half-time, after a miracle of a collective sequence that was initiated by Pulisic, passed by Sargent and finished deliciously by Timothy Weah, but still no goals against LOSC this season. (1-0, 36e). poetic justice.

Ballet, of course

Tired of being underwater and seeing his men unable to get out of the American dry cleaners, Page reacted by unseating former lifeguard Kieffer Moore, who is 198 centimeters tall and has recently been compared to a woman. “flying crow” by a former teammate who interviewed him Athletic. Later, in another match that began with a resurgent Wales, Turner succeeded with a header from Ben Davies (64).e) and Moore came very close to equalizing from a corner (65e). The moment chosen by Gregg Berhalter to sort his cards – Aaronson, Acosta, Yedlin and Wright were then sent to the track in turn – and finally, after a mistake, he gave an impetus to the orchestra that would explode at the end of the match – heavy ? – From Zimmerman to Basel. Penalty scored by manager and penalty converted by boss (1-1, 82e) : the point is saved after a more successful second move. As for the game, the duel between England and the USA should be set for Thursday. Another type of popcorn is expected early in the morning. United States (4-3-3): Turner – Dest (Yedlin, 74), Zimmerman, Ream, Robinson – Musah (Wright, 74)e), Adams, McKennie (Aaronson, 66) – Weah (Morris, 88)e), Sargent (Acosta, 74e), Pulisic. Coach: Gregg Berhalter.
Wales (3-4-3): Hennessey-Mepham, Rodon, Davies-Roberts, Ampadu (Morrell, 90)e), Ramsey, Williams (Johnson, 79e) – Wilson (Thomas, 90e), Bale, James (Moore, 46e). Trainer: Robert Page.

By Maxim Brigand, at the Ahmed-Ben Ali Stadium

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