Turkey had a lot to be thankful last night as they took on Wales in their Group A Clash
The goals started flying in immediately as Under set up his captain Yilmaz, who then proceeded to bury it in the top corner of the net. Wales almost had a quick replay as Gareth Bale, fresh off the golf course, put through Bournemouth player David Brooks. Brooks tried to go low and hard but the ball bounced off the feet of Mert in goal.
Yilmaz was at the heart of intuitive play for Turkey as they pressed with Yacizi first spurning on opportunity with his right, before slotting one home with his left in an almost identical play. The floodgates began to open as Yilmaz orchestrated the whole game, getting himself on the score sheet once again in the 23rd minute to put Turkey up by three.
Wales looked to mount a comeback as James and Bale linked up well in the middle of the pitch to see Bale clear thru on goal. The Madrid forward showed his class by besting Mert with a shot just to his right. After an action packed 30 minutes , the game slowed significantly , the only chance coming to Turkey just before half time when Canhanoglu lobbed thru a perfectly weighted pass, that Yilmaz failed to convert.
The second half began with Wales trying to gain a foothold in the game, before Turkey took over. Yilmaz was unlucky to whack the crossbar and not have the ball go in the net as, no doubt it would of been a goal of the tournament contender. However he didn’t have to wait long after to secure his hatrick , as another combined effort with Canhanoglu this time result in the ball in the back of the welsh net.
Yilmaz content with his no doubt man of the match reward returned the favor to Canhanoglu three minutes later with some inspired play, before Canhanoglu made it six after a mistake by Hennessey in goal.
Wales now must win their last game against Italy to remain in with a chance to qualify for the next round.