Joe Allen lives up to his Welsh Pirlo tag with gorgeous assist for Wales opener 5 years ago

Joe Allen lives up to his Welsh Pirlo tag with gorgeous assist for Wales opener

As good as any through ball you'll see all tournament.

Just the start Wales were after in Toulouse as Aaron Ramsey's deft chip over an advancing Igor Akinfeev put them ahead against Russia.

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But never mind the finish, what about the assist?

Liverpool's Joe Allen, so often compared to the legendary midfield maestro Andrea Pirlo produced a pass so measured even the Italian would have been proud of it.

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And minutes later, Wales had doubled their lead when Neil Taylor found himself in space in the Russian area. They're on their way.

Incredibly Wales have now scored with their first attempt on goal in all three of their Euro 2016 games...