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Bale sets up both goals, Wales beats Turkey 2-0 at Euro 2020

Gareth Bale set up both goals and missed a penalty in Wales' 2-0 victory over Turkey on Wednesday at the European Championship.

Bale played a lobbed pass over the defense and Aaron Ramsey chested it down before knocking it past onrushing Turkey goalkeeper Ugurcan Çakir in the 42nd minute. Connor Roberts scored the second goal in the final seconds of injury time after Bale dribbled along the touchline from a short corner.

The win moved the Welsh closer to a place in the last 16 with four points in Group A. Turkey has zero points after losing both of its matches.

Turkey's Caglar Soyuncu, right, challenges Wales' Kieffer Moore, 2nd right, during the Euro 2020 soccer championship group A match between Turkey and Wales the Baku Olympic Stadium in Baku, Azerbaijan, Wednesday, June 16, 2021. (AP PhotoDarko Vojinovic, Pool)

Bale had chance to score one himself in the 61st minute but he sent his penalty kick over the bar after being tripped by Zeki Çelik on the edge of the area.

The Wales captain hasn’t scored for his country in 13 games. His last goal came against Croatia in Euro 2020 qualifying in October 2019.

Ramsey had more chances to score before finally giving his team the lead, including scooping the ball over the bar in the 24th when one-on-one with Çakir.

Turkey's Burak Yilmaz gestures during the Euro 2020 soccer championship group A match between Turkey and Wales at at the Baku Olympic Stadium in Baku, Wednesday, June 16, 2021. (Tolga BozogluPool Photo via AP)

Turkey captain Burak Yilmaz had five shots but couldn't convert any of them, most notably when he missed an excellent chance early in the second half. He volleyed over the bar from close range when a corner was headed on to him.

Turkey had strong support from traveling fans and many locals in close ally Azerbaijan. The presidents of both Turkey and Azerbaijan were in attendance.

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Wales' Aaron Ramsey, right, is challenged by Turkey's Zeki Celik during the Euro 2020 soccer championship group A match between Turkey and Wales at the Olympic stadium in Baku, Azerbaijan, Wednesday, June 16, 2021. (Dan MullanPool via AP)

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, center right, and Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrive to attend the Euro 2020 soccer championship group A match between Turkey and Wales at at the Baku Olympic Stadium in Baku, Wednesday, June 16, 2021. (Tolga BozogluPool Photo via AP)

Wales' Gareth Bale shoots to miss the penalty shot during the Euro 2020 soccer championship group A match between Turkey and Wales at the Olympic stadium in Baku, Azerbaijan, Wednesday, June 16, 2021. (Dan MullanPool via AP)