Player ratings: Bale a rare bright spark as Wales come undone

Date published: Wednesday 6th July 2016 10:53

Wales: Beaten in the semi-finals by Portugal

Wales: Beaten in the semi-finals by Portugal

We rate and slate the Wales players as their fantastic Euro 2016 adventure came to an end with a 2-0 semi-final defeat to Portugal.

WAYNE HENNESSEY – Little chance with the two Portugal goals, while his handling was not as steady and got away with spilling a Nani shot. 5/10

CHRIS GUNTER – Offered attacking width in first half but was pinned back more in the second as Ronaldo delved into his box of tricks. 6

JAMES CHESTER – Enjoyed an excellent tournament and impressed again, but beaten by Ronaldo for first goal in game’s decisive moment. 6

ASHLEY WILLIAMS – Has improved as the competition has gone on and was steady in defence until pulled out of position late on. 6

JAMES COLLINS – Tough first start of the tournament facing Ronaldo, lucky not to concede first-half penalty and played Nani onside for second goal. 6

NEIL TAYLOR – Covered a lot of ground down the left flank but made little attacking headway as Portugal pushed Wales back. 6

JOE ALLEN – Early booking left the midfield screener walking a tightrope, but did an effective job and looked comfortable in possession until goals changed course of the game. 6.5

JOE LEDLEY – Nothing flash in midfield and closed down the angles well to stop Portugal’s attacks before being sacrificed with Wales 2-0 down. 6

ANDY KING – Replaced the suspended Ramsey and showed a willingness to get into scoring positions, but impact diluted after break. 5

GARETH BALE – Offered Wales first-half hope with tremendous run and had a late flourish as well, but was left with too much to do as he lost his battle with Real Madrid team-mate Ronaldo. 7.5

HAL ROBSON-KANU – Mobility and strength caused Portugal problems in the first half but was withdrawn as exertions took their toll. 5.5

Substitutes

SAM VOKES (on for Ledley, 58mins): Sent on as Wales went for broke and caused a few moments of alarm in the Portugal defence. 6

SIMON CHURCH (on for Robson-Kanu, 63 mins): Few opportunities to impress at the Euros and struggled to get into the game. 5

JONATHAN WILLIAMS (on for Collins, 66mins): Change of formation gave him his chance to show off quick feet but made little impact. 6

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    James Marshment
    James Marshment
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    We rate and slate the Wales players as their fantastic Euro 2016 adventure came to an end with a 2-0 semi-final defeat to Portugal.

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    #1097055

    karmadrome
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    I’m as biased as can be, but do you really think Kingy was the poorest Wales player on the pitch? He wasn’t Ramsey, but his contribution, box-to-box, was greater than Allen’s or Ledley’s.

    #1097061

    mufc
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    Does anyone else think that Bale wasn’t as immense during this competition as people are making out?

    #1097067
    whoisbeni
    whoisbeni
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    Thought he was fortunate rather than brilliant

    Allen was poor

    #1097082
    AshCFC
    AshCFC
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    Bale wasn’t amazing imho. I’ve seen him play far better for Real, but that’s not exactly surprising when you consider the difference in quality between Real and Wales.

    The Welsh lads played their hearts out, but without their most important player just didn’t have the quality.

    #1097133

    Blueowner
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    Bale was okay but like Ronaldo relies mainly on pace and power and the ability to finish off most of the time, as for Portugal they had the easiest run in ever recorded to reach a Euro final. I know there are no easy games nowadays but they were fortunate enough not to come across any big name countries.

    #1097199
    Manthistle
    Manthistle
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    I think Bale was shockingly poor last night. He kept giving it away and getting caught in possession. Trying too hard to outshine Ronaldo me thinks.

    #1097277

    Sean the sailor
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    ive watched wales in every game and bale did very well. Hes not surrounded by top quality like at madrid. Wales will have a tinge of regret as they didnt show up t all last night.

    #1098462

    Cape Town Gunner
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    Like Iceland… 😉

    #1098534
    Paxton61
    Paxton61
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    manthistle – i thought bale was good. it took him 60 odd minutes to realise no one else in the team was going to contribute anything so had to try it on his own which we have seen many times before but it wasnt to be this time

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