Wales continue from their Euro 2016 high as they thrash their opponents Moldova 4-0, starting the 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign on a good note.

The semi finalist at the continental tournament faced a tough resistance from Moldova, but they eventually destroyed it with Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale in his stride. It was just a really bad day for Moldovian football, even though a loss was imminent.

Manager of the side Chris Coleman admitted that he was “desperate” to build up on the Euro 2016 success after leading the team to their first major tournament in decades. The former Fulham manager was under pressure as some think their summer exploits were one-off. The 4-0 convincing win showed the team was looking at using it as a springboard for more achievements.

Over 30,000 fans were in the stadium to cheer the team to victory. The win places Wales atop the standings in Group D, ahead of Austria. Wales would take on Austria in Vienna in the next international window – October 6th.
Wales started the game well, dominating possession and dictating the pace of the game. On the 38th minute, Bales sent a well-timed cross that Sam Voke headed in. Five minutes later, Ilie Cebanu, the Moldova goalkeeper didn’t clear the ball well, and former Liverpool player Joe Allen buried it in a volley. The goal becomes his first goal for Wales. The first half ended with a 2-0 scoreline.

After the break, Bale scored the third as he latched on to a backpass before beating the goalkeeper. Teh game was set to end 3-0 but Bale added another in added time. He was brought down in the box, so he got a penalty. He converted the chance to go four goals from Ian Rush’s record goals for Wales. Rush holds the record with 28, Bales is on 24 after 62 games. Bale won the Man of the Match Award after the game ended.