Wales vs Slovakia


UEFA Euro 2016

Group B

June 11th

Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France


10′ Bale

61′ Duda

81′ Robson-Kanu

Thanks for joining us.

FT: The result means that Wales top Group B with three points whilst Slovakia move to the bottom before England face-off against Russia.

FT: Wales played well and had chances to extend their lead with Ramsey and Bale going close but in the end it didn’t matter. Slovakia had chances to score but couldn’t take them with Nemec hitting the post and Mak firing over on the volley as well as Davies making a goal-line clearance to deny Hamšík a fabulous solo-goal.

FT: So Wales win their debut European Championship match. Two substitutes came off the bench to score but it was the Welsh substitute who scored the winner.

90’+4′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the game to an end.

90’+1′ Škrtel receives a yellow card for a poor challenge on Davies.

90′ There will be four additional minutes.

89′ Chance!! A Hamšík cross is headed by Gunter into the path of Mak who blazes over on the volley.

89′ Chance!! Wales break on the counter-attack and Bale surges forward he has Robson-Kanu in support but goes himself and forces Kozácik into a comfortable save.

87′ Final Wales change sees Ramsey replaced by Jazz Richards.

86′ The corner is cleared.

86′ Bale wins a corner.

86′ So close!! Nemec meets a cross from Švento with a header but it clips the post with Ward well-beaten.

82′ Final Slovakia change sees Miroslav Stoch replace Weiss.

82′ Kucka receives a yellow card for a foul on Bale.

81′ Goal!! Ramsey finds Robson-Kanu who mishits his effort and it wrongfoots Kozácik and Durica to roll into the back of the net.

79′ Weiss receives a yellow card for a late foul on Ramsey.

79′ Chance!! Bale’s freekick is more comfortable for Kozácik this time and he makes the save.

78′ Robson-Kanu wins a freekick after a foul from Durica.

78′ Ramsey’s delivery is punched clear by Kozácik.

77′ Mak receives a yellow card for a late challenge.

72′ Chance!! Robson-Kanu does well to hold the ball up and find Ramsey with an inch-perfect cross but the Arsenal man jumps to early and heads over.

70′ Second change for Wales sees J. Williams depart for Hal Robson-Kanu.

68′ First change for Wales sees Edwards depart for Joe Ledley.

67′ Chance!! Mak tries an effort from range but it just clears the bar, but it wasn’t too far away.

64′ The corner is cleared.

64′ Chance!! Kucka let’s fly from range and it bobbles awkwardly and Ward has to make a good save before Wales clear the ball behind for a corner.

62′ Chance!! Weiss’ freekick clears the bar.

61′ Weiss wins a freekick in a good position.

61′ Goal!! Mak bursts forward beating a couple of Welsh players before finding Duda who lets the ball run before finding the bottom corner.

59′ Double substitution for Slovakia sees Ďuriš and Hrošovský replaced by Adam Nemec and Ondrej Duda.

56′ Chance!! Allen sends in a teasing cross that is met well by Bale and it forces Kozácik into a great save.

56′ Slight delay in play as Edwards is down, but he’s going to run it off.

54′ Chance!! Mak is played through, but he’s forced wide and he fires an effort just over the bar.

52′ Kucka fouls J. Williams.

50′ Ramsey’s corner is claimed well by Kozácik, but the corner had already drifted behind before coming back in.

49′ Durica concedes a corner.

47′ Ramsey is penalised for a foul on Škrtel.

46′ Ramsey is adjudged to have fouled Durica.

45′ Wales get the game underway.

HT: So will Wales hang onto their lead and get another or will Slovakia spark a comeback? Join us again for the second-half.

HT: Slovakia haven’t really got going since Hamšík’s chance but they’ve put some pressure  on Wales towards the latter stages of the half. Wales have created a few chances and were possibly denied a penalty when Škrtel elbowed J. Williams in front of the referee.

HT: So a good freekick from Bale has put Wales ahead. They haven’t created many chances but an error from Kozácik has proved to be costly for Slovakia who earlier could have taken the lead through Hamšík but Davies made a fine block.

45’+1′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the first 45 minutes to an end.

45′ Chance!! Davies finds Bale who fires an effort on goal but Kozácik claims with ease.

45′ There will be one additional minute.

44′ Chance!! Weiss’ delivery is initially cleared but then Hamšík sends in a dangerous cross that just evades Škrtel.

43′ Švento wins a corner.

40′ Slovakia are just enjoying a nice spell on the ball but cannot breach this Welsh defence.

31′ Penalty appeal!! Škrtel bundles over Williams right in front of the official behind the goal but the referee is unmoved. He uses a clear elbow on the Welshman but somehow the referee doesn’t give the decision.

30′ Hrošovský receives a yellow card for a tasty challenge, however it looked as though he took the ball.

27′ Ďuriš is penalised for a late challenge.

26′ Hamšík is down after a high challenge from Taylor. He has to receive further treatment.

25′ Williams is penalised for a foul.

22′ Chance!! Kucka fires the freekick over.

21′ Allen concedes a freekick in a promising position after a foul on Hamšík.

19′ Chance!! Weiss cuts inside before firing an effort harmlessly off-target.

19′ Chance!! Allen finds Ramsey who fires an effort that produces a comfortable save from Kozácik.

17′ Gunter just miscontrols a Ramsey cross-field pass.

13′ A Ramsey cross is claimed by Kozácik.

11′ Allen is penalised for a foul.

10′ Goal!! Bale curls the freekick home!! Kozácik moved a little to the left and couldn’t get back in time to react.

8′ J. Williams wins a freekick in a promising position.

7′ Ramsey’s delivery causes havoc as Kozácik’s punch falls to Allen, but he can’t control the ball and Slovakia deal with the danger.

6′ Hrošovský is penalised for a foul and concedes a freekick in a promising position.

3′ The corner is cleared.

2′ Chance!! Hamšík makes a fantastic run beating a number of players and rounds the goalkeeper before firing an effort that looks goalbound but Davies makes a terrific challenge to block the ball before it crosses the line.

1′ Williams is penalised for a foul.

0′ Slovakia get the game underway.

Team news:

Wales: Danny Ward (GK), Neil Taylor, Ben Davies, Ashley Williams, James Chester, Chris Gunter, Aaron Ramsey, David Edwards, Joe Allen, Gareth Bale, Jonny Williams 

Slovakia: Matúš Kozácik (GK), Dušan Švento, Ján Durica, Martin Škrtel, Peter Pekarík, Patrik Hrošovský, Juraj Kucka, Vladimír Weiss, Marek Hamšík, Róbert Mak, Michal Ďuriš


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