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Gareth Bale and Giorgio Chiellini debut: LAFC party in Nashville

Los Angeles FC had a historic night in their MLS matchday 21 game, winning 2-1 at Nashville SC, however, the result can be considered anecdotal as the highlight was the debut of both Welsh striker Gareth Bale and Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini.

Bale: I'm not here for short termAP

How were the debuts of Gareth Bale and Giorgio Chiellini?

Bale was not part of Steve Chrundolo's Starting XI, who on the other hand did send Chillini to the field, however, all the attendees at Geodis Park used their cell phones to capture the moment when Bale entered the field and in the 20 minutes he was on the field, he did not generate danger but he did stand out for a spectacular back-heel pass in the first occasion he touched the ball.

Chiellini had 60 minutes of activity before being the first to leave the field for substitution, he looked good physically and did not make mistakes in defense, Cherundolo decided to rest him to avoid an injury for the Italian veteran.

The three goals of Nashville SC vs. LAFC

As far as the development of the match is concerned, the first goal came in the 27th minute, through Colombian Cristian Arango.

In a play through the center, Ryan Hollingshead sent a cross to the entrance of the box, where Carlos Vela made a feint and let the ball pass to "Chicho", who eluded a rival and powerfully defined to beat goalkeeper Joe Willis, it was the seventh goal of the season for the Colombian striker.

The home side tied the score after a clear push by Illie Sanchez on C.J. Sapong was penalized with a penalty kick that was scored by German Hany Mukhtar for his 12th goal of the season and the sixth match in a row in which he has scored.

The decisive goal came in the first play of the second half, again Vela started the play, sent a wonderful cross for Hollingshead to head the ball to the post and on the rebound, Jose Cifuentes pushed the ball into the net.

LAFC, sole leader in MLS

After this result, the black and gold team reached 42 points, surpassing Austin FC as leader of the Western Conference and the team with the best production in the entire MLS, while Nashville SC fell to fifth place in the same classification with 30 points.

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