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,
started their 2020 European Championship campaign with a draw against
dominated the game early on, but the first chance of the game came in the 15th minute whenYann Sommer
’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 ofHaris Seferovic
, but they were not able to score before the half-time whistle.
Switzerland re-started their attacks quickly in the second half.
’s side finally got their opener in the 49th minute when Embolo headedXherdan Shaqiri
’s corner pastDanny Ward
. The goal was replied to by Moore’s equalizer 25 minutes later. TheCardiff City
striker scored his sixth goal for the national team by convertingDaniel James
' cross from the right side of the box. Switzerland tried to get the match-winner andMario 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
in their next Group A match on June 16. Elsewhere in the group, Wales is set to play against
on the same day.