PLAYER RATINGS: Moore stars for Wales but Bale has a quiet afternoon

PLAYER RATINGS: Kieffer Moore and Danny Ward star at opposite ends of the pitch but Gareth Bale has a quiet afternoon as Wales come from behind to draw with Switzerland in Euro 2020 opener

  • Wales came from behind to earn a 1-1 draw with Swizterland at Euro 2020 
  • Danny Ward made a number of vital saves to keep them in the game 
  • Kieffer Moore’s brilliant header brought Wales level in the 74th minute
  • Gareth Bale was kept quiet by a well-organised Swiss defence 
  • Find out the latest Euro 2020 news including fixtures, live action and results here.

Wales came from behind to draw 1-1 with Switzerland in their opening Euro 2020 match in Baku.

Breel Embolo put the Swiss ahead with a header from a corner in the 49th minute before Kieffer Moore met Joe Morrell’s cross to head home the equaliser in the 74th minute. 

Sportsmail’s Ian Herbert rated the performances of the players involved.

Danny Ward made a number of vital saves to keep Wales in the game in the second half

DANNY WARD – 7.5

Made a terrific save from Breel Embolo before the forward scored from the resulting corner. Was there again to tip his late header over the bar.

CONNOR ROBERTS – 6.5

Got outmuscled by Embolo for the goal and wasn’t able to get forward to help the attack.

CHRIS MEPHAM – 5.5

Endured a difficult afternoon up against the excellent Embolo and didn’t look comfortable when Switzerland put him under pressure.

Chris Mepham endured a difficult afternoon up against the excellent Breel Embolo

JOE RODON – 5.5

Found it tough much like his centre back partner. Got better when Xherdan Shaqiri went off. 

BEN DAVIES – 6 

Was able to get forward a bit more than Roberts but his two shots that went well over the bar.

JOE ALLEN – 6

A neat and tidy display from the experienced midfielder. 

JOE MORRELL – 6

Was having a quiet game until his brilliant cross found Moore’s head in the 74th minute. 

GARETH BALE -6 

No magical moment from the star man. Wales will be hoping their captain can produce a bit more against Turkey and Italy.

The Wales captain had a quiet afternoon and wasn’t able to produce a magical moment

AARON RAMSEY – 6

Gradually grew into the game but wasn’t able to make a notable impact. 

DAN JAMES – 7.5

Kept trying to make thing happen and was always a threat with his pace.   

KIEFFER MOORE – 8

Rightly started as the lone striker and his brilliant header got Wales back on level terms after he had been denied by Yann Sommer in the first half. 

Kieffer Moore’s superb header got Wales back on level terms in the 74th minute of the game

SUBS: 

BROOKS (for James 75), AMPADU (for Ramsey 90+3) 

Switzerland (3-4-1-2):   

Sommer 7; Elvedi 6.5, Schär 6.5, Akanji 6; Mbabu 6, Xhaka 6, Freuler 5.5, Rodríguez 5.5; Shaqiri 6.5 (Zakaria 66 6); Embolo 9, Seferović 7.5 (Gavranovic 84 6)

REFEREE: C. Turpin (France) 7




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