Wales vs Switzerland | Euro 2020 | Post Match Review

Kieffer Moore Equaliser Leaves Swiss Feeling Disappointed

Wales vs Switzerland kicked off the second match of Euro 2020 in the warm temperatures of Baku at 2pm on Saturday 12th June.

The Swiss will no doubt be disappointed with a draw, and understandably so. But this game did turn out to be a lively game, considering the expectations were low. In this post match review, we’ll report the highlights of the game. Check out our Euro 2020 Betting Odds for the latest prices available.

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Wales vs Switzerland Euro 2020 – As it Happened

The temperature at Baku Stadium, Azerbaijan was its normal high twenties for this time of year. Wales have made seven changes to the team. Rob Page decided to go for a 4-3-3 option, while the Swiss stick to their usual 3-4-1-2 formation.

The national anthems get underway, Bale and Ramsey are both starting for Wales. Meanwhile, the frontmen for the Swiss includes Gladbach forward Breel Embolo and Haris Seferovic.

This game had quite low expectations, especially for the earlier part of the game. However, we felt up until the 15’ minute the game was not over exciting. Whilst the game wasn’t dull, it was a slow start to the game, with Kieffer Moore looking in fine form so far.

At ‘15 Kieffer Moore jumped up above the Swiss defenders and headed in a goal, which rocketed towards the top of the Swiss net, which was saved and created a corner. The corner was then delivered, and Moore again leaps up with his head and collides with Mbabu, resulting in Moore needing medical treatment, but like a true warrior he stays on the pitch.

The 20th minute presented a Swiss delivery towards the near post from Shaqiri and Schar produced a quick reactive flick that got saved well by Welsh keeper Ward. This seemed the start of the Swiss turning up the tempo and dominating most of the first half. The 25th minute saw Mbabu cross towards the far post, but the Welsh defence was alert. The 33rd minute saw Shaqiri almost repeat the flick made by Swiss Schar earlier, but although dominating the Swiss just can’t seem to get the luck needed to finish. The 40th minute produced another great opportunity for Seferovic. It was a good enough chance, in front of goal although he seemed to hesitate and pause.

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The half time whistle is then blown and there is a feeling in the air that a Swiss goal is imminent.

The second half gets underway and Switzerland wastes no time gathering the momentum again and pressing forward. The 49th minute brought a corner, taken by Shaqiri, Embolo uses his strength to fend-off the right-back and duly heads in the corner kick. Ward had no chance of saving as Embolo headed this from close range.

It seemed, for a while, that the floodgates might open and we could be looking at a high-scoring finish. Three times between the 50th and 65th minutes Embolo almost scored and was in great form, evidently feeling very confident. Shortly after the 65th minute the tide seemed to turn a little and Wales subsequently equalised at the 74th minute, thanks to a Kieffer Moore header.

Fast-forward ten minutes and the Swiss regained control and an offside goal by Gavaranovic was disallowed at ‘84. The final five minutes see the Swiss throwing everything at Wales. Wales survived, but the Swiss will feel they were the better side.

If you followed our Betting on Euro 2020 pre match preview on Thursday, we predicted the both teams to score bet was the best option. We were correct, although we were surprised how well the Swiss performed and are looking forward to watching their next game against Italy on Wednesday.

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What’s Next for Wales and Switzerland in Euro 2020?

With both teams having gained a point in this one, they will be looking to gain much needed points elsewhere, to try to grab that third place spot in the group. Wales will be returning to the Baku stadium again, entertaining the Turkey team at 5pm. Meanwhile, the Swiss will be visiting the Olimpico stadium, in Rome at 8pm.

Keep in the loop and be sure to follow our Euro 2020 News and Updates for the latest and betting odds.

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