• Gareth Bale 34'
1
Playoff Round 1
Finished
WAL
UKR
KO
  • For fouling Stepanenko in midfield, Allen receives an early booking and will have to exercise some caution for the rest of the game.
    Wales
    Yellow card
    WAL - Joe Allen
    2'
  • Already the second Wales player booked, James sees yellow for disputing the referee's call on the award of a free-kick.
    Wales
    Yellow card
    WAL - Dan James
    3'
  • Mykolenko brings down James with a mistimed challenge, and becomes the first Ukraine player to be booked as a result.
    Ukraine
    Yellow card
    UKR - Vitaliy Mykolenko
    32'
  • WALES GO AHEAD! Against the run of play, the Dragons roar into the lead! Both captains are involved, as Bale drives a dangerous free-kick towards goal from the left side of the area and Yarmolenko can only deflect the ball past Bushchan with a diving header! It's Wales 1-0 Ukraine, with half-time looming on the horizon.
    Wales
    Goal
    WAL - Gareth Bale
    34'
HT
  • Malinovskyi's race is run, as Shaparenko comes on to provide some fresh legs for Ukraine.
    Ukraine
    Ukraine
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out0 - Ruslan Malinovskyi
    Substitution - In10 - Mykola Shaparenko
    Ukraine
    Ukraine
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out0 - Taras Stepanenko
    Substitution - In0 - Serhii Sydorchuk
    70'
  • Page decides to respond to Ukraine's double switch by taking off James and putting his trust in young Johnson, who has enjoyed a breakthrough campaign at Nottingham Forest.
    Wales
    Wales
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out20 - Dan James
    Substitution - In9 - Brennan Johnson
    71'
  • Ukraine make a change up front, as Yaremchuk comes off and Dovbyk is thrown on.
    Ukraine
    Ukraine
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out0 - Viktor Tsygankov
    Substitution - In0 - Mykhailo Mudryk
    Ukraine
    Ukraine
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out0 - Roman Yaremchuk
    Substitution - In0 - Artem Dovbyk
    77'
  • Possibly even for the last time, Bale laps up the applause of the Cardiff crowd, as the Wales striker makes way for Wilson.
    Wales
    Wales
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out11 - Gareth Bale
    Substitution - In8 - Harry Wilson
    83'
  • To take up a few more seconds of stoppage time, Williams is taken off; Norrington-Davies comes on for a brief cameo on this potentially historic occasion.
    Wales
    Wales
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out3 - Neco Williams
    Substitution - In17 - Rhys Norrington-Davies
    93'
  • After Ampadu steals possession away from him in a chase for the ball, Mudryk barges his counterpart off the ball and receives a yellow card.
    Ukraine
    Yellow card
    UKR - Mykhailo Mudryk
    94'
FT
Wales
Match stats
Ukraine
32%
Possession
68%
10
Shots
22
4
Shots (On goal)
9
4
Corners
7
9
Saves
3
7
Fouls
7

Line-ups

1
Wayne Hennessey
15
Ethan Ampadu
6
Joe Rodon
4
Ben Davies
14
Connor Roberts
7
Joe Allen
10
Aaron Ramsey
3
Neco Williams
11
Gareth Bale
13
Kieffer Moore
20
Dan James
Wales
3-4-3
1
Heorhii Bushchan
0
Oleksandr Karavaev
0
Illia Zabarnyi
0
Mykola Matviyenko
0
Vitaliy Mykolenko
0
Taras Stepanenko
0
Andriy Yarmolenko
0
Ruslan Malinovskyi
17
Oleksandr Zinchenko
0
Viktor Tsygankov
0
Roman Yaremchuk
Ukraine
4-1-4-1

Team stats

Wales

GoalkeepersGGCSAV
009
ForwardsGGASFCFW
00010
83'
34'
10300
71'
00212
MidfieldersGGASFCFW
00000
00011
00120
Neco Williams
93'
00101
DefendersGGASFCFW
00020
00000
00001
SubstitutesGGASFCFW
Brennan Johnson
71'(Dan James)
00200
83'(Gareth Bale)
00001
Rhys Norrington-Davies
93'(Neco Williams)
00000
00000
00000
00000
00000
00000
00000
Rabbi Matondo
00000
000--
000--

Ukraine

GoalkeepersGGCSAV
013
ForwardsGGASFCFW
77'
00200
DefendersGGASFCFW
00201
Vitaliy Mykolenko
00111
Illia Zabarnyi
00100
00000
SubstitutesGGASFCFW
Mykola Shaparenko
70'(Ruslan Malinovskyi)
00100
70'(Taras Stepanenko)
00210
Mykhailo Mudryk
77'(Viktor Tsygankov)
00020
77'(Roman Yaremchuk)
00101
Oleksandr Syrota
00000
Valeriy Bondar
00000
Oleksandr Pikhalyonok
00000
00000
00000
00000
Dmytro Riznyk
000--
000--

Team Ranks

Wales
Match stats
Ukraine
32%
Possession
68%
10
Shots
22
4
Shots (On goal)
9
4
Corners
7
9
Saves
3
7
Fouls
7