If Northern Ireland has waited 30 years to play in a major final, then Wales have waited even more, 58 years to be precise.


Bale celebrating at the end of the match against Slovakia Image Source independent.ie

The day, however, belongs to Wales, who somehow managed to scrape through, and finally won in the end in a group-B encounter.

The game began with Gareth Bale providing the lead with an incredible free kick in the 10th minute at Stade de Bordeaux, France. 15 minutes post half-time, Slovakia scored an equaliser through substitute Ondrej Duda. With less than 10 minutes left on the clock, Wales substitute Hal Robson Kanu managed to hold on to the pass, and rammed his left foot passed the hapless Slovakian goalkeeper for a 2-1 victory.

Wales’s goalkeeper Danny Ward had a tough time at the post. He was a last hour replacement for first choice goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey. Danny didn’t looked at his best, but successfully defended with defenders regularly forming a ring in front of the net.

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