Aaron Ramsey 'Panenka' penalty kick surprised Wales boss Coleman

Beth Cruz
June 16, 2017

Wales will attempt to ignite their World Cup campaign exactly one year on from setting off on the run which took them to the Euro 2016 semi-finals.

A late goal from Newcastle United's Aleksandar Mitrovic cancelled out Aaron Ramsey's impudent penalty; Serbia stay top of Group D, and Wales stay third.

"In the last campaign we drew at home to Bosnia and it was like we'd won".

Suspended talisman Gareth Bale was missing, but it looked as if Wales would hang on after Ramsey's 35th-minute spot-kick.

David Edwards came into the side in place of Bale and Jazz Richards took over from Neil Taylor as left wing-back.

In turn, the national teams of Wales also has a good structure, which includes in particular, Aaron Remzi and Garet Beyl.

It took the hosts nearly half an hour to threaten in the attacking third.

"I think after that game, Wales had a lot of success and that game was a turning point for them", Serbia skipper Ivanovic said at his pre-match press conference. The Arsenal playmaker finished an injury-hit domestic season on a high with the victor in the FA Cup final against Chelsea.


The Gunners star chased a lost cause and forced Serbian goalkeeper Vladimir Stojkovic into a silly foul just outside the area on the left touchline.

Ramsey's free-kick was heading towards Vokes when Portuguese referee Manuel De Sousa spotted a push on the big Burnley striker and pointed to the penalty spot.

Ramsey showed wonderful composure and audacity to chip the penalty in a passable imitation of Antonin Panenka's famous effort for Czechoslovakia at the same stadium back in 1976. They have a good selection of players, most of whom play in the top championships, and many of them occupy a key role in his club.

First when Dusan Tadic's cross hit the trailing hand of Gunter and then when Nemanja Matic fell in the box under minimal contact from James Chester. The match was played at the Crvena Zvezda stadium, Belgrade, Serbia.

Substitute Aleksandar Prijovic back heeled the ball into the path of Mitrovic, who skipped past Ashley Williams' attempted tackle to fire past Hennessey from close range on 73 minutes.

But Mitrovic responded for the home side with a strike after 73 minutes.

Allen split the defence with a brilliant throughball but Ramsey was denied by a fine save at point blank range as Stojkovoc made amends for his earlier error. But Coleman wants his men to feed off the pressure cooker atmosphere.

It was not the glorious winning goal that it was back in 1976, when Czechoslovakia were crowned European champions, as Wales, for a fourth time in group D, and twice against Serbia, let a winning lead slip to draw.

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