Euro 2016: Wales thrash Russia to progress to second round

Euro 2016: Wales thrash Russia to progress to second round

Wales have beaten Russia 3-0 in their final group game at Euro 2016 to reach the knockout stages of a major tournament for only the second time in their history.

Euro 2016: Wales thrash Russia to progress to second round

Aaron Ramsey's beautiful clipped finish put Wales ahead before Neil Taylor scored his first international goal as Chris Coleman's side seized control with an inspired first-half performance.

There was no let-up in the second half as the irrepressible Gareth Bale struck to become the tournament's leading scorer with three goals.

The result means Wales progress as Group B winners and will face the third-placed team from Group A, C or D.

England who failed to beat Slovakia, on the other hand, will face the team that finishes second in Group F - either Hungary, Portugal, Iceland or Austria.

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