Footy Times

Russia edge past Finland as wales sink Turkey with a brace

Wales overcame turkey after a gripping encounter in Group A at Baku as Miranchuk seals a 1-0 win for Russia over Finland at the Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg.


Finland vs Russia as it happened

Alexis Miranchuk’s curling shot from the first half gave Russia a 1-0 victory over Finland and their first points of Euro 2020. Playmaker exchanges pass with striker Artem Duba, cutting into his favorite left foot and a corner shot flows into the top corner.

Finland had a chance in the third minute to qualify for the last 16 but Pojanpalo’s header was disallowed for off-side.

Pojan Paulo, who scored the only goal in the Finnish opener, though it was his second goal of the tournament when he advances between the two Russian defenders following Juka Jaitala’s superb cross in three minutes.

The result leaves both teams with three points before the final Group B matches on Monday.

Finland, playing in their first major final, beat Denmark 1-0 on Saturday, In a match Overshadowed By Eriksen Collapse.

Russia then had good chances but Magomed Osdov went ahead and expanded another chance, but only to be denied by the best defense from Jerry Euron.

But the host scored a well-deserved goal when Miranchuk, Surrounded by four visiting defenders, was able to move the ball to the left foot and roll an attempt past Lukas Hradecky.     

Ahead of the match, Finland players warmed up in “Get Well Christian” t-shirts to show love and support to Christian Eriksen, who collapsed to the ground during the last match against Finland.


What next?

Russia will meet Denmark in Copenhagen and Finland meeting Belgium in St Petersburg in the last round of group matches on 21 June


Wales vs Turkey as it happened.

Wales have made significant progress in qualifying for the second round of Euro 2020 as they overtook Turkey after the encounter in Baku

When more than 30,000 people in the Azerbaijani capital effectively turned it into a home game for Turkey, Wales responded with hostile and aggressive performances to the hostile atmosphere, in which they arbitrarily opened up to rivals.

After Turkey missed a bunch of chances in the first half, in the 42nd minute, Aron Ramsey penetrated the turkey penalty box and brought down a brilliant lofted pass from Gareth Bale and finished elegantly.

Welsh defense had some nervous moments as they resisted Turkish attacks – with vital saves from Danny Ward to deny Demiral.

Connor Roberts, however, secured a win from one corner in injury time, leaving Wales with four points with just one game left in the group stage.

Gareth Bale with both assists in the game became the star of the match.

What next?

For the final game of Group A that comes ahead, Wales will travel to Rome to meet Italy while turkey remains in Baku to play Switzerland.




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