Ebene News – US – Bale scores and assists in victory in Europe

Gareth Bale scored and assisted a Tottenham goal in the same game for the first time since 2013 by beating Wolfsberger in the Europa League

Bale crossed for Son Heung-min to lead Game 1, then cut inside and scored his second goal

But Michael Liendl’s penalty gave Wolfsberger hope and Christopher Wernitznig hit the bar – before Carlos Vinicius probably killed the tie

Spurs boss Jose Mourinho has spoken ahead of time about his drive to win the Europa League and named a strong squad, although Harry Kane was left in London for fitness reasons

They were excellent in the first half but were much less impressive after replacing Son with Vinicius at half time

Wolfsberger were limited opposition, occupying sixth place in the Austrian league and in a European knockout game for the first time The game had to be played at six in Budapest, Hungary due to Covid restrictions

Bale and Dele Alli were notable starters in the Spurs roster Mourinho said in advance he was worried about the result and not the individual performances of the fringe players – but he would have been happy with what he got seen in the first half

Bale set up the opener when he received a pass from Matt Doherty before moving on to Son, who equaled his personal goal tally last season with 18

It was Bale’s first assist for Spurs since April 2013 against Manchester City – ahead of his departure for Real Madrid

Doherty picked Bale again, but this time the Welshman cut his left foot and smashed a powerful effort past the goalkeeper, his fifth goal of a loan spell from Real

When Moura beat several defenders on a mazy run to score Spurs’ third, it looked like it could be a rout

Alli looked in the mood too, with a bright nutmeg to create a shooting opportunity despite shooting straight at the keeper

But they looked a lot less smooth in the second half, with Bale and Alli more out-of-the-way before being replaced

Moussa Sissoko casually conceded a penalty which Liendl scored and the hosts looked more confident If Wernitznig’s powerful crossbar practice had gone over the line instead of bouncing off it, it could have been a different tie

But Vinicius most likely reserved Spurs’ place in the next round when he stabbed Erik Lamela in the head late

Offside, RZ Pellets WAC Alexander Kofler tries a through ball, but Cheikhou Dieng is caught offside

Goal! RZ Pellets WAC 1, Tottenham Hotspur 4 Carlos Vinícius (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from very close to the lower right corner Assisted by Erik Lamela

Failed attempt Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur) with a header from the center of the box, missing to the left Assisted by Pierre-Emile Højbjerg with a cross

Failed attempt Tanguy Ndombele (Tottenham Hotspur) right foot shot from outside the area is close, but misses the upper right corner Assisted by Carlos Vinícius

Offside, RZ Pellets WAC Michael Liendl tries a through ball, but Cheikhou Dieng is caught offside

Attempt blocked Luka Lochoshvili (RZ Pellets WAC) with a header from the center of the box is blocked Assisted by Michael Liendl with a cross

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Ebene News – USA – Bale scores and assists in win in Europe

Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/56103136