What if the 2021-2022 season was one of rebirth for Welshman Gareth Bale? Back on loan at Real Madrid under Carlo Ancelotti, after several years in the closet under Zinedine Zidane and a season at Tottenham, the striker was back as a starter with his star. Election this Sunday, against Belarus, in qualifying for the 2022 World Cup. And Bale struck a big blow with a hat-trick which gives the victory (3-2) to Wales, and maintains its Ã © team in the game for the qualification.
The Madrilenian opened the scoring and then equalized, each time on penalty – which somewhat reduced the scope of the performance -, but it especially arose in added time (90th 3) for to achieve this famous hat trick by deceiving the opposing goalkeeper – not very clear on his intervention on the ground, moreover – of a recovery of the left in complete imbalance. It is his first selection goal in almost two years.
Gareth Bale hadn’t found the net since October 13, 2019, already in the context of qualifying for an international competition. The hero of the day was given due recognition by his teammates after his goal, which signed the first hat-trick for a Wales player since…. Gareth Bale himself. It was in March 2018, against China. Bale is gradually resuming his good habits.
Refreshing news for him, knowing that there were rumors during the summer about a possible early retirement. Gossip strongly contradicted by the interested party. Gareth Bale proclaimed it last March, his dream is to qualify the Wales Dragons for the next World Cup. A dream that he will have allowed to entertain at the end of this third meeting.
This precious success allows Wales (6 points) to come back to only one point behind the Czech Republic, second, with one more match to be played in Group E. dominated by Belgium which has ten units after four games played.