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Pays de Galles - Il était magnifique
Sunday, 12th Jun 2016 07:00 by Planet Swans (follow us on Twitter @swansnews)

It may have been 58 years in the making but Wales lived up to all our hopes and dreams in Bordeaux yesterday with a superb win over Slovakia that places them clearly in the driving seat to qualify for the next stage of Euro 2016.

Goals from Gareth Bale and Hal Robson-Kanu may have only just told part of the story that saw a part of France turn into a provence of Wales for an afternoon as a sea of red took up a large corner of the stadium and spurned Wales onto victory.

Whist the England fans were making headlines for the wrong reasons the Welsh contingent showed what it could all be about and each and every one of them should be commended for the support that they gave our national side.

And it was not just the designated area that housed the Wales side. A look around the stadium when Bale's 10th minute free kick hit the back of the net showed people celebrating everywhere and all of them would have left the stadium happy.

Bar a short period either side of the Slovakian equaliser, Wales were clearly the better team and spurned other chances to score before Hal Robson-Kanu's scuffed shot with just under 10 minutes left proved to be the final difference

The celebrations at the end showed not just what it meant to the fans but the players as well and Wales now move onto Lens for Thursday's clash against England where we could quite easily seal our qualification for the second stages of the competition.

A hugely proud day to be Welsh and Chris Coleman and his team deserve all the plaudits that come their way. The party has started and Wales are very much at the table.

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