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Switzerland held to 1-1 draw against Wales in their Euro 2020 opener

Sat 12 June 2021 | 14:47

Group A’s second match saw Switzerland and Wales share the points in a hard-fought match.

Five years after their remarkable run to Euro 2016’s semi-finals,

Wales

started their 2020 European Championship campaign with a draw against

Switzerland

on Saturday.

Switzerland

dominated the game early on, but the first chance of the game came in the 15th minute when

Yann Sommer

tipped

Kieffer Moore

’s header over the crossbar. Despite increasing the pressure on Wales’ defense, Switzerland remained cautious over their opponents’ fast counter-attacks. The Swiss midfielders created multiple chances for the attacking pair of

Haris Seferovic

and

Breel Embolo

, but they were not able to score before the half-time whistle.

Switzerland re-started their attacks quickly in the second half.

Vladimir Petkovic

’s side finally got their opener in the 49th minute when Embolo headed

Xherdan Shaqiri

’s corner past

Danny Ward

. The goal was replied to by Moore’s equalizer 25 minutes later. The

Cardiff City

striker scored his sixth goal for the national team by converting

Daniel James

' cross from the right side of the box. Switzerland tried to get the match-winner and

Mario Gavranovic

scored the second goal for Petkovic’s side. However, upon reviewing by VAR, the late goal was disallowed and the game ended in a 1-1 draw.

Following their draw against Wales, Switzerland will face

Italy

in their next Group A match on June 16. Elsewhere in the group, Wales is set to play against

Turkey

on the same day.


source: SportMob