Sep 9, 2014 at 7.45pm UK
AndorraAndorra
1-2
Wales
Lima (6' pen.)
Peppe (45'), Lorenzo (68'), Maneiro (69'), Vieira (76'), Riera (81'), Vales (95')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Bale (22', 81')
Allen (45'), Church (60')

Half-Time Report: Wales recover from Andorra shock to go in level

Half-Time Report: Wales recover from Andorra shock
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Wales overcome a shock Andorra opener to go into the halfway stage of their Euro 2016 qualifier all square at 1-1.

Wales were forced to come from a goal behind against minnows Andorra to take a 1-1 draw into the halfway stage of their opening Euro 2016 qualifier this evening.

The visitors had a chance to break the deadlock inside the opening two minutes as Chris Gunter burst forward down the right, but he could not connect with his shot well enough, giving Ferran Pol an easy save.

The hosts made a little slice of history in the sixth minute, taking the lead in a European Championships qualifier for the first time ever courtesy of an Ildefons Lima penalty.

It was Neil Taylor who conceded the spot kick, pulling Ivan Lorenzo down inside the area. Lima stepped up and sent Wayne Hennessey the wrong way to score his side's first goal in a competitive fixture for four years.

Wales responded well and went looking for an equaliser, with James Chester and Gareth Bale both going close in quick succession for Chris Coleman's side.

The visitors got their inevitable leveller midway through the half as Bale rose to meet a Ben Davies delivery, beating Marc Vales in the air to nod home.

Bale was proving to be Wales' most dangerous player, but he couldn't quite rise high enough to connect with a Chester cross shortly before half time as the two sides went into the break all square.

Wales' Gareth Bale celebrates scoring their third goal during the international friendly football match between Wales and Iceland at Cardiff City Stadium in Cardiff, south Wales, on March 5, 2014
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