Uefa U21 Euro 2023 qualifying: Moldova 1-0 Wales


Wales' Sam Pearson competes for possession
Wales beat Bulgaria 4-0 in their previous outing of their qualifying campaign

Wales suffered a setback in their bid to qualify for Uefa U21 Euro 2023 with defeat by Moldova in Orhei.

Manager Paul Bodin saw his side suffer the second loss of their campaign with Dinis Ieseanu’s early goal the difference.

Jack Vale saw a superb shot saved in the dying moments as Wales were denied a point.

The hosts and Wales swapped places in their group with Moldova rising to third and Wales dropping to fourth.

Wales travel to Nijmegen to face the Netherlands on Tuesday, 12 October hoping to make amends.

Line-ups

Moldova U21

Formation 5-4-1

  • 1Agachi
  • 22Gaiu
  • 5Ieseanu
  • 4Dumbravanu
  • 3Stefan
  • 2Revenco
  • 15PuscasSubstituted forOsipovat 51′minutes
  • 8LisuSubstituted forDolghiat 84′minutes
  • 17MotpanBooked at 64minsSubstituted forGligaat 87′minutes
  • 10Cojocari
  • 14Solodovnicov

Substitutes

  • 6Dolghi
  • 7Osipov
  • 9Namolovan
  • 11Gliga
  • 12Smalenea
  • 13Danilov
  • 16Brînzaniuc
  • 18Blanuta
  • 21Akhalaia

Wales U21

Formation 4-4-2

  • 12Radcliff
  • 2StevensBooked at 43mins
  • 5BoyesBooked at 19mins
  • 3Beck
  • 4Cooper
  • 7PearsonSubstituted forJephcottat 67′minutes
  • 8BowenSubstituted forSass-Daviesat 90+4′minutes
  • 6Williams
  • 11Adams
  • 9Vale
  • 10Hughes

Substitutes

  • 1Shepperd
  • 13Jephcott
  • 14Davies
  • 15Spence
  • 16Taylor
  • 17Sass-Davies
  • 19Jones
  • 20Hammond
  • 21Webb

Live Text





BBC News