Wales held on for victory in opposition to Slovakia in Cardiff to make a successful begin to their Euro 2020 qualifying marketing campaign.
The hosts flew out of the blocks with attacking intent and led inside 5 minutes as Daniel James struck his first worldwide objective with a bullet of a shot from 20 yards.
Wales had probabilities to increase their lead however risked squandering it in opposition to a resurgent Slovakia, for whom Albert Rusnak and Robert Mak each had photographs saved by Wayne Hennessey.
The Wales goalkeeper then made an important intervention with eight minutes left as he palmed away Michal Duris’s close-range header, earlier than David Hancko missed the rebound because the guests pressed for an equaliser.
Ryan Giggs’ aspect, the second seeds in Group E behind World Cup finalists Croatia, lived dangerously within the closing phases however they defended resolutely to cling on for what might show to be an important win in opposition to Slovakia, the group’s third seeds and doubtlessly their closest rivals for one of many two computerized qualifying locations.
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