Euro Cup 2021 highlights: Wales beats Turkey 2-0; qualify for pre-quarters

France Football team. Photo: @Euro2020
Wales defeated Turkey 2-0 in Group A match of Euro Cup 2021 at Baku and qualify for the pre-quarterfinals. Wales deservedly won, despite missing several chances but, critically, taking one at the end of each half – both set up by Bale – to all but guarantee their spot in the next round.

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Turkey vs Wales final score

90+5th minute: Turkey 0 | 2 Wales

Wales has now won the match! Bale pulls off the same trick of appearing to hold the ball in the corner before sprinting along the byline, but this time he cuts it back and Roberts fires across goal to give Page's team the win.

61th minute: Turkey 0 | 1 Wales

Wales captain Bales missed a penalty.

HALF TIME: Turkey 0 | 1 Wales

43th minute

Ramsey gets lucky for the third time! Bale is the architect once more, this time with a magnificent lofted pass over the heart of Turkey's defence. Ramsey executes a flawless run, chesting down, and whipping his finish across Uurcan akr to give Wales the lead.

Euro Cup matches on June 16 (Indian Standard Time)


Third match on June 16


Group A: Turkey vs Wales


When Turkey vs Wales match will begin according to India time?


The kick-off time for Turkey vs Wales match as per the Indian Standard Time is 9:30 pm on June 16.


How to watch the live telecast of Turkey vs Wales match?


The live telecast of Turkey vs Wales football match will take place on Sony Sports Channels. Sony TEN 3 with live broadcast the match in Hindi Commentary. SONY TEN 4 HD/SD will live broadcast the match in Tamil, Telugu languages. Sony SIX HD/SD and Sony TEN 2 HD/SD with English commentary.


How to watch the live streaming of Turkey vs Wales match?


Sony LIV app will live stream the Turkey vs Wales football match.

Result of match played on June 16

Group B: Finland vs Russia


Half time: Russia 1 | 0 Finland


45+2 minute

Aleksei Miranchuk scores!!!! Russia finds the spark of inspiration that has eluded them so far in first half of the match. Ozdoev starts the complicated, eye-catching play well outside the penalty area, to the right of centre, with a low ball to Aleksei Miranchuk. The Atalanta midfielder exchanges a wonderful short one-two with Dzyuba before curling a magnificent, soaring finish into the far roof of the net, eluding a horde of defenders. Hradecky has been defeated!


How to watch the live streaming of Finland vs Russia match?


Sony LIV app will live stream the Finland vs Russia football match.

France vs Germany

FULL TIME: France 1 | 0 Germany

Half Time: France 1 | 0 Germany

20th minute: France 1 | 0 Germany

Own goal

Germany is doomed! Pogba's cross-field pass separates the Bayern defence, and Hernandez gallops to the left of the box to gather it before drilling in a low cross. Dortmund's centre-back is unable to adjust his feet in time, and the ball is clipped past Neuer and into the net.

Mats Hummels' return to the national team went better for France than it did for Germany.

The experienced defender was recalled by Germany coach Joachim Lw for the European Championship for his leadership qualities, but he ended up scoring an own-goal Tuesday to give France a 1-0 victory.

It was a struggle between titans, France coach Didier Deschamps said.

Hummels was attempting to stop Lucas Hernndez's cross from reaching France forward Kylian Mbapp when he diverted the ball into his own net with his shin in the 20th minute.

I can't fault him, Lw said. It's just bad luck. The ball in was fast. Maybe we should have attacked the throw in quicker. But it was hard for Mats to clear the ball.

There were chances at both ends, but France looked more likely to score while Germany squandered opportunities.

Ilkay Gndogan should have scored in the first half but couldn't direct his shot on target.

France had two goals called back for offside in the second half. Mbapp sent a curling shot inside the far post midway through the half and then set up Karim Benzema for another late in the match.

Benzema was playing in his first competitive game for France since a World Cup quarterfinal loss to Germany in 2014.

Mbapp also had a penalty appeal waved off in between the offside goals Hummels had timed his tackle perfectly when the 22-year-old Frenchman would have been through on goal.

Germany had never previously lost an opening game in the group stage at the European Championship.

Lw started with the same lineup from the 7-1 rout of Latvia in Germany's final warm-up game, but his team had no answer to Paul Pogba, who disrupted the team's buildup play.

It was important to start with a win. We were playing Germany, they really riled us. But we wanted this win above all, said Pogba, who also provided incisive passes for France's fearsome forward trio of Mbapp, Benzema and Antoine Griezmann.

Lw, who is stepping down after the tournament, sent on forwards Leroy San and Timo Werner late in the match, and then Kevin Volland as a last resort, but none could make a difference.

We threw everything into it and fought to the end, Lw said. We were just missing the ability to break through in the final third.

Germany's next coach, Hansi Flick, was among the 14,000 or so spectators in attendance amid strict measures against the coronavirus.

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