Wales salvage battle against Switzerland in Group A
Wales pulled off a strong finish to tie the match with Switzerland. It ended in a 1-1 draw as both teams secured a point to open up their matches in the Euro tourney. The team proved they have what it takes to go up even against the best teams in the competition.
Kieffer Moore played hero for Wales as he went up with the ball in the 74th minute and later fought his way to the box to land a huge goal. It was one of the best shots of his career which he can look back on.
The Swiss owned the match from the start but lost control later in the second half. Breel Embolo’s header in the 49th minute was a great way to cap off a strong start from the squad. The side had 18 shots in total and four of those went on target for them.
The team also held the ball for 65% and even made 519 passes for a stunning 88% accuracy - which is the highest in the first two matches for Group A. They were eager to come up with a win right away and were so close to one.
Wales was still looking for a way to claw their way out of a 0-1 hole. They had few attempts, and after almost 20 minutes of attacking the Swiss goal, the team then landed one behind Moore. It was a clutch shot that sparked joy and grit for the whole squad.
Most fans were eager to believe Wales won’t even make a goal after barely making it to the Group Stages. This shot by Moore was the proof they need to tell the world they are a better side now.
Wales had nine shots and only two of those almost found the bottom of the net, including Moore’s goal. They also had 35% of the ball for the whole match. Despite making only 283 passes in total, Wales still had quality looks and had 81% accuracy.
Wales felt they got lucky this time. It was a big twist for the team entering the competition. After all, the tourney offers them a chance to play harder than ever, and they will need to step up better in their next matches.
This is a chance the team has waited for a long time, so getting a win here is a must for them no matter what. After all, Wales only needs to tweak a little bit in their game style and play. The team has to move on from this clutch finish and keep their run going.
Wales will do all it takes to get a win, but they will have to battle hard in a tight Group A.
Words: Paul Daniel Flores