'Real Madrid to Juventus – Wales one up!' Savage goes mad for opener

‘Real Madrid to Juventus – Wales one up! Never mind the chances he’s missed, who cares about them now?’: Robbie Savage goes mad for Aaron Ramsey opener against Turkey after brilliant link up with Gareth Bale

  • Wales started superbly against Turkey and created a number of big chances
  • Aaron Ramsey missed twice but was presented with a third and took it 
  • Gareth Bale put it on a plate for team-mate who tucked in the opener  
  • Find out the latest Euro 2020 news including fixtures, live action and results here

Robbie Savage captured the emotions of Welsh fans everywhere as Aaron Ramsey broke the deadlock against Turkey. 

Ramsey had already spurned two great chances but kept knocking on the door and found a way through before half time in Baku. 

Savage, co-commentator on the BBC, said: ‘Never mind about the two chances he’s missed, who cares about them now!? 

Aaron Ramsey scored the opening goal for Wales after a well-worked move 

Ramsey and Gareth Bale celebrated after combining to unpick the Turkish defence 

‘Brilliant ball from Bale, he’s done that a few times tonight. The run, perfectly timed, what a pass. Then the chest, then the finish on the half volley. 

‘Brilliant from Bale. Real Madrid to Juventus. Wales, one up. He can miss as many as he likes as long as that was the winner.’

Bale picked out the Juventus midfielder with a raking through ball over the top, having already found success with it early in the game. 

This time he took a touch and knocked it past the keeper into the net to give Robert Page’s side the lead. 

In the BBC studio at half-time. The pundits praised Ramsey’s perseverance despite missing chances.  

Wales took the lead they fully deserved after a bright start in Baku on Wednesday night 

Robbie Savage went mad for the Wales opener in his role as the co-commentator

Ashley Williams said: ‘Ramsey earned all of his chances, that is a great touch and finish, on the move, onside, kind of bobbled but a great finish.

‘That is the kind of performance we need from Ramsey. He is brave, he will not shirk anything, link up play with him and Gareth have been the same for years.’

Mark Hughes added: ”Ramsey didn’t get disappointed, he kept on going, great intelligence to get on the end of the same type of ball.

‘Angled runs on straight balls takes people out of the game.’

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