Turkey 0 Wales 2 LIVE REACTION: Dragons on brink of qualification to Euro last-16 after HUGE win – latest updates

WALES are on the brink of qualification to the last-16 of Euro 2020 thanks to their 2-0 win over Turkey in Baku.

Aaron Ramsey's first-half goal and Connor Roberts late tap-in was enough to secure three points but Gareth Bale missed a second half penalty for Robert Page's side.

  • RESULT: Turkey 0 Wales 2
  • Turkey XI: Cakir; Celik, Ayhan, Soyuncu, Meras; Yokuslu; Under, Karaman, Tufan, Calhanoglu; Yilmaz
  • Wales XI: Ward; C. Roberts, Mepham, Rodon, B. Davies; Allen, Morrell; Bale, Ramsey, James; Moore

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  • Joshua Mbu

    RELIVE THE SECOND HALF WITH PICTURES

    What a second half.

    Things got heated inside Wales' penalty area, and it all started from YilmazCredit: GETTY IMAGES
    Roberts sealed the win in the 95th minuteCredit: GETTY IMAGES
    Bale, despite the penalty miss, was a magician at workCredit: GETTY IMAGES
    What a moment for the travelling fansCredit: GETTY IMAGES
  • Joshua Mbu

    FULL-TIME STATS

    Incredible performance by Rob Page's team.

  • George Moore

    HAVE YOUR SAY

  • Joshua Mbu

    FT: TURKEY 0-2 WALES

    WOW!

    Wales have done it again. They're pretty much into the knockout stages of the Euros.

    Every man played their part. The defence, in particular, deserve a lot of praise.

    They were rock solid and put their bodies on the line to get the result.

    But it was Bale's brilliance in attack which played a major role in the win. Leading by example.

    He set up Ramsey's goal in the first half.

    And in the 95th minute he wasn't quite done with Turkey. He received the ball short from a corner and dribbled away from a couple of Turkish players close to the byline – before squaring it to Roberts.

    And the defender planted the ball into the back of the net to seal the win.

    Turkey dark horses? You're having a laugh. They'll need more than a miracle to make it through to the knockout stages.

    They have minus-five goal difference and they have zero points on the board.

    The lowest Wales can finish is third, but they have four points on the board and favourable goal difference.

    Portugal – 2016 winners – didn't win a group game but went through as one of the best third-placed teams on three points.

    Wales can finish third and comfortably go through, without a doubt.

  • Joshua Mbu

    PEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP!

    THE FULL-TIME WHISTLE GOES IN BAKU!

    WALES HAVE DONE IT!

    THEY HAVE ONE FOOT IN THE KNOCKOUT STAGES!

  • Joshua Mbu

    TURKEY 0-2 WALES

    90+5. Bale receives the ball short from a corner and dribbles away from a couple of Turkish players close to the byline.

    The Welsh superstar squares the ball and Roberts places the ball into the back of the net!

    Fans are in tears….. the scenes!

  • Joshua Mbu

    GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAALLLLL!!!!!

    ROBERTS FINISHES THE GAME OFF!!!!!!!!

    MORE BRILLIANCE FROM BALE!!!!!!

  • Joshua Mbu

     TURKEY 0-1 WALES

    90+3. SUBSTITUTION!

    James' night comes to an end and he is replaced by Neco Williams.

    Wales have a corner….. keep the ball in the corner!

  • Joshua Mbu

     TURKEY 0-1 WALES

    90+2. Looking at the replay, Yilmaz hand a little kick out at a Welsh player on the floor – sparking the altercation.

  • Joshua Mbu

    TURKEY 0-1 WALES

    90+1. YELLOW CARDS!

    Davies, Rodon and Mepham are booked for Wales, and Turkish captain Yilmaz is booked alongside Calhanoglu.

  • Joshua Mbu

    TURKEY 0-1 WALES

    90. IT'S ALL KICKING OFF INSIDE THE WELSH PENALTY AREA!

    YILMAZ HAS REACTED BADLY TO A DECISION!

    WILL WE SEE SOME CARDS?!

    RODON AND DAVIES GET INVOLVED, THERE'S A LOT OF PUSHING AND SHOVING!

  • Joshua Mbu

    TURKEY 0-1 WALES

    88. James gets away from his marker close to the touchline and he has lots of green grass to run into.

    Wales have Turkey outnumbered.

    He gets to the edge of Turkey's penalty area and tries to square the ball to Wilson, but he puts too much power on the pass.

  • Joshua Mbu

    TURKEY 0-1 WALES

    87. WHAT A SAVE!

    Turkey win another corner and Calhanoglu goes across to take once again.

    The creative midfielder delivers a wonderful cross into Wales' penalty area.

    Demiral gets up well and sends a powerful header towards the bottom-right corner but Ward saves!

  • Joshua Mbu

    TURKEY 0-1 WALES

    86. Moore does some fine centre-forward work as he uses his body to shield the ball and bring his team-mates into the game.

    He goes to ground and wins Wales a free-kick, slowing the pace of the game down.

    Wales are four minutes plus stoppage time away from the knockout stages.

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  • Joshua Mbu

    TURKEY 0-1 WALES

    84. SUBSTITUTION!

    Ramsey – who's goal may possibly be the winner – is replaced by Liverpool's Wilson in midfield.

  • Joshua Mbu

    TURKEY 0-1 WALES

    82. SUBSTITUTION!

    Fenerbahce's Kahveci is coming on for the final ten minutes or so and he is replacing Under, who has had a quiet night.

    Not long left to salvage a point or three.

  • Joshua Mbu

    TURKEY 0-1 WALES

    80. Calhanoglu lets the ball do the work and run across him, before trying to thread the ball through Wales' defence to Yilmaz.

    But Rodon puts in a crucial block.

  • Joshua Mbu

    TURKEY 0-1 WALES

    77. CHANCE!

    Wales are 13 crucial minutes away from the knockout stages of the European Championships.

    Ramsey clips the ball towards the far post looking to find his captain Bale.

    Bale gets up really well and sends his header bouncing into the ground, but Cakir saves!

  • Joshua Mbu

    TURKEY 0-1 WALES

    75. Calhanoglu delivers a good corner into Wales' penalty area; Yilmaz tries to meet it with a diving header but spectacularly misses.

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  • Joshua Mbu

    TURKEY 0-1 WALES

    73. SUBSTITUTIONS!

    Meras is taken off and he is replaced by Sassuolo's Muldur. Karaman is also replaced by Dervisoglu.

    And for Wales, Allen's quiet night comes to an end and he is replaced by Chelsea's Ampadu.

  • Joshua Mbu

    TURKEY 0-1 WALES

    71. Wales break through Bale, who quickly finds Ramsey.

    The goal-scorer is forced away from goal, but he manages to lay the ball back to Bale on the edge of Turkey's penalty area.

    Bale shapes up to shoot but instead tries to jinx inside of Soyuncu.

    But the Leicester man reads the situation well and takes the ball away from the Welsh captain.

  • Joshua Mbu

    TURKEY 0-1 WALES

    70. Soyuncu finds himself in an advanced area and he plays a deep cross towards the back post.

    Yazici wins the header and sends the ball back towards Yilmaz on the penalty spot.

    The Turkish captain heads the ball towards goal, but his header is cleared.

  • Joshua Mbu

    TURKEY 0-1 WALES

    68. Calhanoglu tries to carve Wales' defence open with a threaded through-ball.

    But his pass is cut out by Rodon and Wales clear.

  • Joshua Mbu

    TURKEY 0-1 WALES

    67. Turkey have turned the game around and they're now dominating possession.

    In the first half, Wales were edging it – but now Turkey are seeing 58 per cent of the ball.

    Ramsey's goal remains the difference, at the moment.

  • Joshua Mbu

    TURKEY 0-1 WALES

    65. Maybe it's time for some Welsh changes. Turkey have been spurred on by Bale's miss from the penalty spot.

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