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Wales salvages a point against Croatia

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While he’s facing issues at Real Madrid, Gareth Bale is consistently scoring and leading his national team.

Nikola Vlasic scored in the 9th minute for Croatia to take the lead.

After it looked like Wales’ qualifying hopes are over, Bale scored just at the end of the first half.

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CARDIFF, WALES – OCTOBER 13: Gareth Bale of Wales celebrates scoring his team’s first goal during the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifier between Wales and Croatia at Cardiff City Stadium on October 13, 2019 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)

The second half didn’t show much from either side. Harry Wilson came on and made an impression, but Wales couldn’t do a lot otherwise.

Wales is now trailing two points behind Slovakia, and four behind Hungary, with a match less played than the Hungarians.

Wales are looking forward to traveling to Azerbaijan before hosting Hungary in Wales in what could be a deciding matchup for the European Championship qualification.

On the other end, Croats are sitting comfortably at the top of the table, with two points ahead of Hungary, and four ahead of Slovakia.

The Croatian national team will be happy to see some good performances from Nikola Vlasic.

The attacking midfielder from CSKA is considered to be the next big thing coming out of Croatia.

After failing to impose himself at Everton, Vlasic is now among the leading forces in CSKA, even scoring against Real Madrid in the 2018/19 Champions League season.

On the other end, Gareth Bale suffered an injury toward the end of the match.

The Welshman will be deeply disappointed, as he had his first healthy season in a long time.

This further deepens the rift between Zinedine Zidane and Gareth Bale, as Los Blancos are unable to get rid of their superstar.