Wales 1-4 Spain: 5 Hits and Flops

Spain players celebrate during a dominant display against Wales

There was certainly a gulf in class on display at the Principality Stadium, as Luis Enrique’s Spain side cruised to a 4-1 victory over Wales on Thursday evening. It proved a useful warm-up fixture ahead of their UEFA Nations League game against England in midweek, though the visitors were keen to rotate their squad. Continue reading

Cardiff 1-2 Burnley: Hart excels as hosts’ efforts not enough in south Wales

Burnley goalkeeper Joe Hart (left) punches the ball during the Premier League match at the Cardiff City Stadium.

Goals from Johann Berg Gudmundsson and Sam Vokes proved enough for Burnley to snatch all three points in south Wales, against a Cardiff side who worked hard but were punished for lacking a clinical edge. Joe Hart made two important saves and displayed his quality as the hosts pressed, but it was not enough – despite Josh Murphy’s well-taken strike to equalise. 
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Wales 3-1 Belgium: Williams, Robson-Kanu and Vokes seal semi-final spot for Dragons

Wales 3-1 Belgium: Williams, Robson-Kanu and Vokes seal semi-final spot for Dragons

In one of the most unpredictable and exciting matches of this year’s tournament, Wales came back from a goal down to prevail 3-1 against Belgium – sealing their place in the semi-finals against Portugal.

In what was billed as the most exciting quarter-final ahead of kick-off on Friday evening, Wales and Belgium met with a place in the last-four up for grabs. The game didn’t disappoint either – as Wales came back from a goal down to seal a famous victory, becoming the first team to reach the semi-finals on their Euro debut since Sweden in 1992.

Gareth Bale and the rest of the Dragons have embraced the European Championships thus far – whilst Marc Wilmots‘ side have only ignited their spark as the tournament’s dark horses with a convincing 4-0 victory over Hungary in the last-16. A chilly evening in Lille, where rain began to fall just moments before kick-off – everything was in place for an intriguing encounter with Portugal awaiting the winner.

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