Wales wins Euro 2016 Group B with Russia rout; Bale scores again
Wales won Group B at Euro 2016 after a 3-0 win over Russia combined with England's 0-0 draw with Slovakia. Aaron Ramsey, Neil Taylor and Gareth Bale scored in the lopsided group finale. Wales will play a third-place finisher to be determined, while England will take on the second-place team in Group F in the round of 16. With four points, Slovakia is positioned well to go through as one of the four best third-place teams.
Wales wasted little time getting started, scoring through Ramsey in the 11th minute. After a midfield turnover, Joe Allen split the defense with a ball down the center, and Ramsey latched onto it, finishing calmly:
Soon after, Taylor the left back, doubled the lead, firing home off his own rebound. It was his first goal in any competition since 2010:
Bale added to the rout in the second half after being set up by Ramsey, scoring his third goal in as many matches to make it 3-0:
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