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Euro 2016: Gareth Bale hails 'historic' victory for Wales

Bordeaux: Real Madrid star Gareth Bale hailed Wales's 2-1 victory over Slovakia in their first ever European Championship finals match in Bordeaux on Saturday as "a historic moment" for the country.

Wales' forward Gareth Bale celebrates scoring a goal against Slovakia at the Stade de Bordeaux on Saturday. Pic/AFP
Wales' forward Gareth Bale celebrates scoring a goal against Slovakia at the Stade de Bordeaux on Saturday. Pic/AFP

Bale, who opened the scoring with a free-kick in the 10th minute, said the win was "just a memorable moment, a historic moment for our country".

Asked about his spectacular opening strike, Bale said: "It doesn't matter about the goals. We got the three points and we gave our fans something to cheer."

Wales substitute Hal Robson-Kanu, who currently has no club, slid home the winner in the 81st minute after Aaron Ramsey had darted through the Slovak defence.

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