NEWS | 06/09/2019The Real Madrid forward scored the winner against Azerbaijan in minute 83.
Wales needed to win at home against the bottom placed side if they wanted to keep their hopes of qualifying alive. With this in mind, they managed to dominate possession for large parts of the first half. Wales went ahead on minute 23 after Bale was heavily involved in the goal. His shot was initially saved but rebounded off the visiting side's centre-half, who was left helpless as the ball went into the back of the net. On 53 minutes, Azerbaijan managed to draw level. The game went on and seemed all but settled before Bale headed an unstoppable shot in on 83 minutes to rescue a vital win for his side.