Here's how Twitter reacted to Wales' glorious victory over Slovakia 6 years ago

Here's how Twitter reacted to Wales' glorious victory over Slovakia

After over half a century, Wales have made their return to major tournament football.

And after waiting for so long, they made a winning start to their Euro 2016 campaign, seeing off Slovakia 2-1 in Bordeaux.

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The final minutes were far from comfortable but nevertheless, Chris Coleman's side have picked up the three points.

Here's how Twitter saw it...

Much in the same way that Slovakia would've had a game plan to try and stop Gareth Bale, the Welsh team will undoubtedly have paid close attention to Napoli midfielder, Marek Hamšík.

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But with just a couple of minutes played, Hamšík breezed through the Welsh back line with ease, seemingly needing to slot the ball past Danny Ward to put Slovakia ahead.

Hamšík did manage to place the ball beyond Ward, but a dramatic last-ditch sliding clearance from Ben Davies saved Wales from a disastrous start.

Needless to say, the Spurs defender's heroics caused quite a stir on Twitter.

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Having survived an early scare, Wales found themselves applying some pressure at the other end of the field, Jonny Williams earning a free-kick slap bang in the middle of Gareth Bale territory.

Gareth Bale stepped up and, predictably, found the back of the net.

Welshman everywhere were delighted.

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Even if some suggested the Slovakian goalkeeper's feeble attempts to save it were a result of his first goalscorer bet...

The other major talking point of the first half came courtesy of Martin Skrtel. Under pressure from Jonny Williams, a constant pain in the arse for Slovakia for most of the afternoon, the Liverpool defender threw a careless elbow into the Crystal Palace man's face, right in front of the behind the goal official.

Somehow, it went unpunished.

Skrtel survived and the first 45 minutes ended with Wales one goal to the good.

In first fifteen of the second half Wales seemed comfortable.

Then...

Just on the field, Duda scored with his very first touch.

Fingers were pointed at Aaron Ramsey, who allowed Robert Mak to run beyond him before laying the ball on for Duda.

With just over fifteen minutes to go, Ramsey then missed a near post header. Yet again, Twitter wasn't too impressed.

And with ten minutes to go, Aaron Ramsey picked the ball up again and quickly advanced towards the Slovakian area. Did he mean to play it to Hal Robson-Kanu? Did he simply miscontrol it? Quite frankly, who gives a shit?

The substitute thrashed a left leg at it, and bundled the ball into the corner of the goal with his shin.

This is what it means...

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Slovakia struck a post in the game's dying minutes but couldn't force an equaliser.

Saying they've been away for so long, the Welsh are making this major tournament lark look easy. Has any other team in world football won all of their matches at major tournaments in the last fifty years? We doubt it.

Well done Wales, richly deserved.