Gareth Bale and the Welsh National Team took a 2-1 loss to Denmark, despite Bale’s 89th minute goal to bring cut the score in half. Wales were the better team statistically, registering more shots and shots on target, as well as holding the majority of possession. Denmark were a consistent threat on the counter attack however.
Aside from Bale’s late goal, Wales had several chances to put the ball in the back of the net. Bale flew down the right side and set up David Brooks, who was unable to convert to a goal. Gareth also had a great chance from a set piece, but it was a fantastic save by Kasper Schmeichel, a save of the season candidate already.
Amazing free kick amazing save pic.twitter.com/8SDA3y0dzr— Aled Roberts (@capaled1991) November 16, 2018
Bale was then able to finally put the ball in the back of the net for Wales, but just not enough time left on the match clock. He got himself around Schmeichel and put the ball in.
Bale always seems to show up big for Wales internationally, he certainly is their talisman. The problem with that is of course he is almost solely relied on, even with Aaron Ramsey on the squad.
This is a painful one for Ryan Giggs and Wales, they absolutely could have and probably should have more goals. But, as Bale said after the match, Wales’ “luck had run out.”