Tears on the Bosphorus!
After the 2-0 draw against Wales, Turkey is facing the end. The first group game was lost to Italy 3-0.
Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (67) sits with wife Emine (66) in the Baku stadium (Azerbaijan) next to Uefa boss Aleksander Ceferin (53). But like against Italy, he sees a shaky appearance of the Turkey defensive. Often a pass is enough to undermine the defense.
► 6th minute: Big opportunity for Aaron Ramsey. The Welshman is completely free in front of Cakir, but finds his master in the Turkish goalkeeper. His right foot steers the ball to the corner.
► 24th minute: The Turkish defense in deep sleep and Wales superstar Gareth Bale is through on Ramsey – but he just shoots over it free in front of the gate. That has to be 1-0!
The Turks disappointed in the first half. If something works, then over corners. A header from ex-Schalke Kaan Ayhan is cleared on the line (29th).
But then the well-deserved Wales leadership!
► 43rd minute: Perfect pass from Bale in run of Ramsey. And this time the Juventus player stays cool. 1: 0! What a magic template!
And then Bale falls! Celik hits the superstar in the penalty area (59th). 911! But the Welshman shoots over it, misses the preliminary decision with his scary 911.
And then the decision! After a corner finds – logical! – a pass from Bale to the foot of Connor Roberts. 2-0 (90th + 5). The decision! Wales with four points now as good as in the round of 16.