By Daniel Matthews For The Daily Mail
Published: 21:39 BST, 3 September 2020 | Updated: 21:49 BST, 3 September 2020
Forget the circus that followed Gareth Bale to the desolate surrounds of Helsinki’s Olympic Stadium, this trip represented a chance for Ryan Giggs to blood more potential Welsh heroes of tomorrow.
Bale, ostracised at Real Madrid and teasing a Premier League return, enjoyed a first competitive start for more than two months.
But the captain lasted only 45 minutes, having rubbed his thigh. Without him, Daniel James and striker Kieffer Moore combined to stretch Wales’ unbeaten run to seven matches.
Kieffer Moore (right) scored the winner as Wales beat Finland 1-0 in the UEFA Nations League
Gareth Bale started the match but was hauled off by Ryan Giggs at the half-time interval
As the game fizzled towards stalemate, Moore turned home James’s low