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Football: Euro 2016 newcomers Wales snatch historic win

Football: Euro 2016 newcomers Wales snatch historic win
2-1 Group B win over Slovakia marks Wales first victory in major international tournament since 1958 World Cup appearance

ANKARA (AA) – Wales got their first appearance in a major international tournament since 1958 off to a flying start Saturday by beating Slovakia 2-1 in the two sides’ Euro 2016 Group B match at Stade de Bordeaux.

Real Madrid star Gareth Bale put the ball into Slovakia's net with a free-kick in the 10th minute and the Welsh held on to their 1-0 lead until the 61st minute when Slovakia equalized.

Twenty-one-year-old Legia Warsaw midfielder Ondrej Duda's shot in the penalty box beat Wales goalkeeper Danny Ward.

Duda had been on the pitch for just one minute before scoring.

With nine minutes to go, Wales took the lead again as Hal Robson-Kanu, assisted by Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey, made a clumsy finish in the box to make it 2-1.

Wales walk away with three points and their first win in a major tournament in decades.

The other Group B match will be played between England and Russia at Stade Velodrome in Marseille later Saturday.


source: News Feed
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