Wales 1-1 Switzerland: Kieffer Moore cancels out Breel Embolo header to earn Euros draw

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Wales fought back to earn a draw with Switzerland thanks to Kieffer Moore’s smart header in the second match of Euro 2020.

A rather turgid first half led to a far more entertaining second as both sides shared the spoils in the Group A game.

Moore, who had a first half opportunity expertly saved by Swiss goalkeeper Yann Sommer, guided the ball into the net on 74 minutes from a Joe Morrell delivery as he ghosted into space left by the static Swiss defence.

Lively forward Breel Embolo had put Switzerland ahead when he showed impressive strength to out-muscle defender Connor Roberts from a corner shortly after half-time.

The Swiss also saw a late goal by Mario Gavranovic correctly ruled out for offside by VAR.

 (AP)
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Italy lead the group after their impressive 3-0 victory over Turkey in the tournament opener on Friday and will host Switzerland in Rome in their second game on Wednesday.

Wales stay in the Azerbaijan capital to face the Turks on the same day.

Additional reporting by Reuters.

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