Wales one step closer to round of 16 after win over Turkey

Wales set to qualify for round of 16 after victory over Turkey as Aaron Ramsey and Connor Roberts score (Match Highlights)

Wales duo Aaron Ramsey and Daniel James

Wales advanced to the second round of the Euro 2020 qualification tournament after defeating Turkey in a thrilling match in Baku.

Despite the hostile atmosphere in front of over 30,000 fans in Baku, Wales gave a brilliant attacking display in which they sliced the hosts open at will.

Gareth Bale sent a magnificent lofted pass through the centre of the Turkish defence for Aaron Ramsey, who took the ball down and scored gracefully after a flurry of missed chances in the first half.

Although Turkey fought back gallantly, Wales lost a golden opportunity to extend their lead when captain Bale blasted a penalty over the bar.

The Welsh defence had some anxious moments as they faced Turkish onslaught, with Danny Ward making a crucial late stop to deny Merih Demiral.

Connor Roberts scored late in injury time from a corner to take Wales to four points with one match remaining in the group stages.

The final match will take place on Sunday in Rome against Group A favourites Italy, who will face Switzerland on Wednesday night.

Wales will keep a careful eye on happenings at the Stadio Olimpico after drawing 1-1 with Switzerland in their opening match on Saturday. 

That encounter might have a huge influence on their chances of reaching the last 16.

Regardless of what happened in Rome, Robert Page's team's effort and outcome versus Turkey, who had been considered as potential dark horses before the tournament, signified a dramatic turnaround.

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Wales set to qualify for round of 16 after victory over Turkey as Aaron Ramsey and Connor Roberts score (Match Highlights)
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