MX23RW : Friday, July 23 20:11:33| >> :600:625786:625786:

Euro 2020 day 10: Wales progress as Turkey's doomed campaign ends

Euro 2020 day 10: Wales progress as Turkey's doomed campaign ends
© Reuters
Switzerland had Welsh hearts racing by taking a 2-0 lead against Turkey in Baku but Wales still clinched second spot in Group A.

Wales reached the last 16 at Euro 2020 after a gutsy display in a 1-0 defeat by Italy and Switzerland kept their own hopes alive after beating Turkey 3-1.

Rob Page's Wales played the last 35 minutes with 10 men in Rome after Ethan Ampadu was shown a straight red card for a late challenge on Federico Bernardeschi.

Matteo Pessina scored the 39th-minute winner as Italy finished top of Group A, with Wales holding on to second place ahead of Switzerland on goal difference.

Switzerland had Welsh hearts racing by establishing a 2-0 interval lead against Turkey in Baku and trimming Wales' goal difference advantage, but their qualification hopes now rest on being one of the four best third-placed sides.

Xherdan Shaqiri scored twice in Switzerland's win over Turkey to keep his side's hopes of progressing from the group alive.

The Liverpool forward Shaqiri gave Switzerland a 2-0 half-time lead after team-mate Haris Seferovic had opened the scoring and added his second after Irfan Kahveci's long-range effort for Turkey had reduced the deficit.

The Swiss, beaten 3-0 by Italy last Wednesday after drawing 1-1 with Wales in their opening match, needed to win to stand any chance of progression.

Turkey head home after three straight defeats, having lost to both Italy and Wales without scoring.

Post of the day

What a relief!

Gareth Bale cannot hide his relief in his post-match interview after 10-man Wales held on to second place in Group A
Gareth Bale cannot hide his relief in his post-match interview after 10-man Wales held on to second place in Group A (Ryan Pierse/Pool via AP)

Swiss on a roll

Stat attack

Quote of the day

Up next

Finland v Belgium (Group B, St Petersburg, 2000)
Russia v Denmark (Group B, Copenhagen, 2000)
Ukraine v Austria (Group C, Bucharest, 1700)
North Macedonia v Netherlands (Group C, Amsterdam, 1700)

ID:452127: cacheID:452127:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:restore:8740:
Restore Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Germany's Kai Havertz celebrates scoring against Portugal at Euro 2020 on June 19, 2021
Read Next:
Euro 2020 Team of the Week - De Bruyne, Havertz, Bale
>

rhs 2.0
Olympic medal table header
CountryGold medalSilver MedalBronze MedalT
AfghanistanAfghanistan0000
Albania national flagAlbania0000
AlgeriaAlgeria 0000
American Samoa flagAmerican Samoa0000
Andorra flagAndorra0000
Great BritainGreat Britain0000
Today's Olympic highlights header

Saturday's key events


ROWING
· Two-time Olympic gold medallist and comeback queen Helen Glover teams up with Polly Swan in the heats of the women's pair (12.30am-4.30am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Two-time Rio gold medallist Max Whitlock leads Team GB's charge in the men's qualification, while Rhys McClenaghan flies the flag for Ireland (2am-2pm)

SHOOTING
· The first gold medal of the Games will be awarded in the Air Rifle women's final (from 2.45am)

CYCLING
· The men's road race should be a wide-open thriller, with Team GB among those going for gold (3am-10am)

TENNIS
· Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka are among the names in action on the opening day of tennis (from 3am)

SWIMMING
· Adam Peaty and many others get their Olympics campaigns underway on the opening day of swimming (11am-12.50pm)

FOOTBALL
· Team GB's women try to make it two wins from two against hosts Japan (11.30am)
· Netherlands and Brazil, who scored 15 goals between them on matchday one, face off (12pm)
· World champions USA look to bounce back from a shock opening defeat against New Zealand (12.30pm)

> Today's schedule in full
Todays Game Header Right
Tables

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!