Bale powers Wales to a 2 – 0 win against Turkey

Wow! What a game! What! A! Game! Every single one of those Wales players deserves credit for a wonderful team performance that featured some splendid individual displays.

His awful penalty notwithstanding, Gareth Bale was instrumental in this victory. He set up both goals, several other chances and went close himself on a couple of occasions. Dan James, Kieffer Moore, Aaron Ramsey and Danny Ward were also excellent in an outstanding group effort in which nobody let their teammates or manager down.

With a crowd of more than 30,000 in Azerbaijan’s capital city effectively making this a home game for Turkey, Wales responded to the hostile atmosphere with a vibrant, attacking display in which they cut their opponents open at will.

Wales took a significant stride towards qualifying for the second round of Euro 2020 as they overcame Turkey after a gripping encounter in Baku.

After a host of missed chances in a breathless first half, Gareth Bale played a brilliant lofted pass through the heart of the Turkish defence for Aaron Ramsey, who brought the ball down and finished elegantly.

Although Turkey came back strongly, Wales squandered a glorious opportunity to consolidate their lead when captain Bale ballooned a penalty over the bar.

There were some nervous moments for the Welsh defence as they withstood Turkish attacks – with Danny Ward making a vital late save to deny Merih Demiral.

But Connor Roberts struck from a corner deep in injury time to make sure Wales now have four points with one match left in the group stage. That final fixture will be in Rome on Sunday against Group A favourites Italy, who face Switzerland later on Wednesday.

Source – BBC News

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