Euro 2020, Highlights: Wales vs Switzerland: Moore equaliser helps Wales salvage a point against Switzerland

Euro 2021: All the highlights from the Wales vs Switzerland Group A match at the Baku Olimpiya Stadionu.

Updated : Jun 12, 2021 20:34 IST

Gareth Bale's Wales goes up against Granit Xhaka's Switzerland in the second Group A clash of Euro 2020. Follow LIVE updates here.
Gareth Bale's Wales goes up against Granit Xhaka's Switzerland in the second Group A clash of Euro 2020. Follow LIVE updates here.

Gareth Bale's Wales goes up against Granit Xhaka's Switzerland in the second Group A clash of Euro 2020. Follow LIVE updates here.

Welcome to Sportstar's live coverage of the Euro 2020 Group A match between Wales and Switzerland from the Baku Olimpiya Stadionu.

At the end of those 90 minutes, Switzerland will look back with a bit of disappointment to have dropped two points. It was, comfortably, the better side through the course of the game.

Breel Embolo put the side at the start of the second half, but a fine equaliser from Kieffer Mooore later in the half meant it had to stay content with one point.

Wales will have some pondering to do before its next game and hopefully, put in a better show in that game.

That is all we have from this game. Thanks for reading. Good bye and take care.

The referee blows the final whistle and both teams share one point apiece.

Final score: Wales 1 Switzerland 1

90+1' The introduction of Gavranovic has been such an inspiring one as he yet again comes close to scoring the winner, with a right-footed shot, but a diving Danny Ward gets a hand.

5 minutes of stoppage time.

90' CORNER FOR SWITZERLAND and Embolo rises for the header but Danny Ward gets a hand to it and the ball goes over the goal.

88' Gavranovic fires in a shot with his right foot, along the ground, but it is wide.

85' GOALLLLLLLL! GAVRANOVIC SCORES FOR SWITZERLAND! But he could be off-side here. There is a VAR check on. The check is complete and goal is overturned and rightly so.

CHANGE FOR SWITZERLAND: Mario Gavranovic comes on for Haris Seferovic.

83' Wales almost gets the second goal as Ramsey gets a low ball in from the left, but is unable to make the most out of it.

82' The goal has surely energised the Welshmen who look a lot more confident. Switzerland needs to try and create a few more chances for the winner.

10 minutes of regulation time left on the clock.

77' Lovely, lovely play from Switzerland as Zakaria puts in a fine ball from the right, but the header from Embolo goes high. Great play.

74' GOALLLLLLLLL! Kieffer Moore equalises for Wales. A fantastic header from the striker gives the Welshman the much-needed leveller in this contest. Joe Morelll gave the assist for the goal.

70' Just 20 minutes of regulation time left in this half. The possession has alternated between both teams, but crucially for Wales, nothing concrete yet in terms of chances.

CHANGE FOR SWITZERLAND: Denis Zakaria comes on for Xherdan Shaqiri.

65' Embolo has been everywhere in this half. He comes close to making it 2-0 for Swiss with a low, right-footed shot but the ball goes wide.

Ramsey flicks in the free kick, but the ball is a bit too high for any of the Welsh players to get a touch.

63' Mbabu has been shown a yellow card for a challenge on Dan James, who is down after that. Wales gets a free kick.

59' Embolo seems to have injured himself after that challenge with Dan James. Wales get the corner. Bale puts in the cross and Ben Davies fires in a shot with his left-foot that goes high.

58' Wales is having a bit more of the ball but Switzerland has been compact at the back. Still no chances for the Welshmen in the second half.

55' Free kick for Switzerland as Mbabu falls after an altercation with Ramsey. Nothing comes out it, though.

52' Embolo comes sprinting down the middle again but is challenged before he takes a shot. He looks around for a possibly penalty, but the referee has none of it.

49' GOALLLLL! Embolo gives Switzerland the lead. The corner comes in via Shaqiri and Embolo heads it into the left corner. A deserved lead for the Swiss.

47' Early booking in the second half and it the Kieffer Moore, who is the culprit for a challenge in the face of Fabian Schar, who is down following that challenge. Schar is walking away from the pitch and is receiving treatment.

No changes for either side at the start of the second half.


The scoreline may read 0-0 after the first 45 minutes, but Switzerland will be the happier team at the break. It created a number of opportunities in that half, particularly via striker Seferovic, but lacked precision.

Wales have not had too much of the ball and will want to do a bit more in terms of chances, when the second 45 minutes starts in a few minutes.

The referee blows the whistle and it is half-time.

2 minutes of added time.

45' CLOSE! Seferovic, who has been omnipresent in this half, has another chance to give Switzerland the lead, but the ball goes high.

43' Mbabu is down after a challenge by Ben Davies. He is getting treatment from the physios. Switzerland gets a free kick. Shaqiri delivers the ball, but it is headed away by Bale.

41' Seferaovic takes a shot with his right foot, but the ball flies over the goal. Lacking precision here, the Swiss.

40' Switzerland continues to dominate possession, but Wales have defended well to prevent it from going ahead.

Possession: Wales 35%: Switzerland 65%

36' Another corner for Switzerland Wales look to make something out of the counter attack with Ramsey, but nothing comes out of it.

10 minutes of regulation time left in this half.

34' Corner for Switzerland and Akanji hits the ball to the side-netting. Again, close but not quite there.

Bale takes the free kick, the cross comes in but none of the Wales players manage to get a touch to the ball and it goes out.

30' Schar booked for a challenge on Dan James, who comes sprinting down the left wing. It gives Wales a free kick.

27' Seferovic takes a shot with a left foot, but misses the target. Switzerland enjoying a good passage of play here.

26' Switzerland having large part of the possession, but unable to break the Welsh wall.

24' Good play from Switzerland and Xhaka has a shot but it is wide.

23' A slightly slow passage of play at the moment as we near the 25-minute mark.

19' CORNER FOR Switzerland and it nearly comes close to scoring courtesy a lovely little flick from Schar, but the ball is wide.

15' FREE KICK for Wales and striker Moore puts in the header but nothing consequential comes out of it. He is receiving treatment on the pitch.


Gareth Bale: “We’ve had little chats but at the same time, they don’t need too much help. They’ve proven that over the qualifying campaign and we have full belief in what they can do as well. We have a good mix of youth and experience so we’re excited to get the tournament under way.”

Wales' Dylan Levitt: “Growing up watching that team, watching the games in the school hall. Every game, if I wasn’t in school, I’d be watching it with my mates and my family. I don’t get bored with (hearing about) it really. I just want to remake it. Watching those games gave me more hunger to be in the next tournament.”

Here are the teams:

Wales: Danny Ward; Connor Roberts, Chris Mepham, Joe Rodon, Ben Davies; Joe Allen, Joe Morrell; Gareth Bale (captain), Aaron Ramsey, Daniel James; Kieffer Moore.

Switzerland: Yann Sommer; Kevin Mbabu, Nico Elvedi, Fabian Schar, Manuel Akanji, Ricardo Rodriguez; Remo Freuler, Granit Xhaka (captain), Xherdan Shaqiri, Breel Embolo, Haris Seferovic

Baku is nearly 4200 kilometres from Wales on the shores of the Caspian Sea and the Swiss would certainly like to start with a win over Wales ahead of what may be other tougher Group A games.


Squad: Wales:Goalkeepers: Wayne Hennessey (Crystal Palace), Danny Ward (Leicester City), Adam Davies (Stoke City)

Defenders: Chris Gunter (Charlton Athletic), Ben Davies (Tottenham Hotspur), Connor Roberts (Swansea City), Ethan Ampadu (Chelsea), Chris Mepham (Bournemouth), Joe Rodon (Tottenham Hotspur), James Lawrence (St Pauli), Neco Williams (Liverpool), Rhys Norrington-Davies (Sheffield United), Ben Cabango (Swansea City)

Midfielders: Aaron Ramsey (Juventus), Joe Allen (Stoke City), Jonny Williams (Cardiff City), Harry Wilson (Liverpool), Daniel James (Manchester United), David Brooks (Bournemouth), Joe Morrell (Luton Town), Matt Smith (Manchester City), Dylan Levitt (Manchester United), Rubin Colwill (Cardiff City)

Forwards: Gareth Bale (Real Madrid), Kieffer Moore (Cardiff City), Tyler Roberts (Leeds United)

Switzerland: Goalkeepers: Yvon Mvogo (PSV Eindhoven/NED), Jonas Omlin (Montpellier/FRA), Yann Sommer (Borussia Moenchengladbach/GER)

Defenders: Manuel Akanji (Borussia Dortmund/GER), Loris Benito (Bordeaux/FRA), Eray Coemert (Basel), Nico Elvedi (Borussia Moenchengladbach/GER), Jordan Lotomba (Nice/FRA), Kevin Mbabu (Wolfsburg/GER), Becir Omeragic (FC Zurich), Ricardo Rodriguez (Torino/ITA), Fabian Schaer (Newcastle/ENG), Silvan Widmer (Basel)

Midfielders: Christian Fassnacht (Young Boys Berne), Edimilson Fernandes (Mainz 05/GER), Remo Freuler (Atalanta/ITA), Mario Gavranovic (Dinamo Zagreb/CRO), Admir Mehmedi (Wolfsburg/GER), Granit Xhaka (Arsenal/ENG), Denis Zakaria (Borussia Moenchengladbach/GER), Djibril Sow (Eintracht Frankfurt/GER), Ruben Vargas (Augsburg/GER)

Forwards: Breel Embolo (Borussia Moenchengladbach/GER), Xherdan Shaqiri (Liverpool/ENG), Haris Seferovic (Benfica/POR), Steven Zuber (Eintracht Frankfurt/GER)

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