Euro 2016: Bale, Robson-Kanu Inspires Wales To Victory

Subsitute Hal Robson-Kanu’s 81st minute goal gave Wales a hard-earned 2-1 victory over Slovakia in Euro 2016 on Saturday. A stunning 10th-minute free-kick by Real Madrid star Gareth Bale had given Wales the lead in their first major tournament appearance since the 1958 World Cup before Ondrej Duda equalised in Bordeaux.

The former Reading winger rose from the bench to win the game for his country, scuffing a finish home after Ondrej Duda had cancelled out Gareth Bale’s sublime opener
Wales’ first major international tournament match in 58 years ended in victory as Hal Robson-Kanu struck late to seal a 2-1 Euro 2016 win against Slovakia.Gareth Bale stepped up to beat Matus Kozacik with a brilliant whipped free-kick from 30 yards to put his side into an early lead in Bordeaux.

Bale had scored or assisted nine of the 11 Wales goals in qualifying and the Real Madrid forward seemed to have made the difference for his team once more.

But substitute Ondrej Duda had other ideas, shooting low past Danny Ward after superb work by Robert Mak early in the second half.

Another substitute then struck the decisive blow with 10 minutes to go as Robson-Kanu bundled in an untidy finish after Aaron Ramsey created the opening.

Slovakia’s unbeaten run ends at eight games as a result of their defeat, with Russia up next for Jan Kozak’s side, while Wales will be buoyed ahead of their clash against England in Lens on Thursday.

All the pre-match build-up had focused on Bale against Hamsik, and it was the Slovakia star who was first to threaten with a brilliant solo run inside three minutes.

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