Wales vs. Russia: How the dominative Wales cruised into round of 16, The Wales were heartbroken with the lost against England in the dying minutes of the game, but regrouped and played brilliantly against a strong Russia (the same Russia that had denied the English team to a victory in their first match). This will be the night that will always live in the minds of the Wales fan as they destroyed Russia and topped their group leaving England second. This win means Wales will face a weaker opposition going into the round of 16 and thus have a brilliant chance of advancing into quarterfinals.
Wales vs. Russia: How the dominative Wales cruised into round of 16
This will be Wales’s first appearance in the knockout stages of any international tournament since 1958 when they went to the quarter-final of the world cup. The match started with the Wales boss Coleman gambled by playing Aaron Ramsey in an advanced position and replacing his first choice striker Hal Robsan-Kanu with the Burnley man Sam Vokes that absolutely worked in the Wales way. Aaron Ramsey deployed in an advance role restored the faith of his coach by scoring a beautifully clipped goal. The second goal came from a surprise man Taylor, who was completely unmarked by the Russian back line and scored with his second attempt and then bale rounded off the proceedings by scoring a third one.
Wales vs. Russia: How the dominative Wales
Bale is the one man army
What a fairy tale, it has been for the Welsh team coming into their first EUROS after a 58 long year wait and the hero of this fairy tale is Gareth bale. He was the leading scorer for them in the qualifying scoring seven goals and has come in the same form into the Euros scoring in all the three matches for his team. The real Bale was not seen in the first two matches as he had an ordinary performance, according to his own standard even after scoring two goals, but this was a different day for the Real Madrid juggernaut as he blasted away Russia with his stunning performance. Gareth bale is truly the greatest player that Wales ever produced and if it turns out to be a Wales year at the Euros then it will surely be possible as because it was a Gareth bale’s year at the Euros.
Aaron Ramsey was pitch perfect
Yeah, Wales tormented Russia with a master class performance and everybody is praising bale for this, but the real hero of the last night was the Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey who just was a master class against the Russian team. He was the one who started the scoring with a thing of beauty, a clipped goal and then worked well with the freedom that he was given to attack. He was not a shadow to Gareth bale as he worked well and was even better then bale sometimes.
Wales are not just a number now
When Wales qualified for the Euros, it was historic but everyone looked upon them as they have made history but no one considered Wales as a threat in Euros, but all those who underestimated the welsh team credentials will be surely thinking of them as a threat even for the so called bigger giants. After 58 years of absence they have not come into the international tournament to be just a number rather than they want to give their fans moments of joy.
Group leader Wales
Wales were in danger to be thrown out of the Euros after a last minute loss against England, but they soon turned their fortunes as they are now at six points which make them a point above England as group leader that will surely be advantageous as they will not have to face a stronger team thus greatly increases their chances to advance through the Quarter finals.