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Monday, October 14, 2019
Kovacic and Ampadu Injured during Wales and Croatia’s draw on Sunday.
Both Mateo Kovacic and Ethan Ampadu went off injured during Wales and Croatia’s draw on Sunday.
Kovacic and Ampadu started in opposing midfields in Cardiff, and it was the visitors Croatia who struck early through a low Nikola Vlasic shot.
Wales took some time to get going, but once they raised their intensity levels they began threatening the Croatian goal and equalised in controversial fashion in first-half stoppage time.
Tottenham’s Ben Davies went through the back of Kovacic, emerged with the ball and played in Gareth Bale who slotted an equaliser. Kovacic stayed down, and after treatment he limped off and didn’t emerge for the second half.
Then three minutes into the second half, Bruno Petkovic clattered into Ampadu from behind as our youngster headed the ball. The Croatian striker was fortunate to only receive a yellow card, while Ampadu was replaced by Bristol City’s Joe Morrell after a long period of treatment. Happily, the man on loan at RB Leipzig was later pictured on his feet again in the Welsh dugout.