Turkey VS Wales UEFA Euro LIVE Football Score 16 June 2021
Kiefer Moore’s late header rescued a point for the shock 2016 semi-finalists in the Azerbaijani capital at the weekend after Switzerland had initially gone ahead through Breel Embolo. And with a difficult task against resurgent Italy to come in their final group contest in Rome at the weekend, Wales will know that a good result here is likely to prove absolutely pivotal to their hopes of reaching the knockout stages of the European Championship once more.
Picked as many people’s outsiders to make an impact this summer, a youthful Turkey squad will be low on confidence but eager to bounce back swiftly after their chastening 3-0 defeat by the Azzurri on opening night. Senol Gunes’ side were overwhelmed at the Stadio Olimpico, with efforts from Ciro Immobile and Lorenzo Insigne following an unfortunate own goal from Juventus defender Merih Demiral.
La Nati had double the number of shots than Wales and should have added to their lead after Breel Embolo had opened the scoring early in the second half.
However, some fine saves from Danny Ward kept the Dragons in the game and Kieffer Moore justified his selection by heading in an equaliser for Wales in the blistering Baku heat.
That leaves Wales in a decent position after the first set of fixtures in Group A, with a victory against Turkey on Wednesday effectively enough to seal a place in the last 16.
A defeat to a Turkey side that will be heavily supported in Azerbaijan, however, and all that will change.
The Crescent-Stars were backed as the tournament dark horses by many, but they failed to turn up against Italy in the opening game of the competition last Friday.
After holding firm during the first half, a Merih Demiral own goal opened the floodgates as further strikes from Ciro Immobile and Lorenzo Insigne followed at the Stadio Olimpico.