CHRIS COLEMAN and his history-makers were cheered on by the whole of the UK tonight as they faced Portugal. They became the first Welsh side to reach a major finals in 58 years.
Cristiano Ronaldd headed his country ahead on 50 minutes and just three minutes later Nani doubled their lead. It’s a good night from us and a good night from our sponsors! We tried to enjoy the experience of the tournament.
We’re disappointed naturally, but we fought until the last second. We’re a proud nation and we take that confidence into the next campaign.
We have to be proud of what we’ve achieved, nobody expected us to get this far.
Some great scenes here as Wales collectively applaud their supporters in Lyon.
They’ve been behind their team all he way through qualifying and into the tournament proper. This isn’t nice but let’s not blow it out of proportion.
No doubt the support from the stands has transcended into the squad and contributed to a phenomenal team spirit. Hopefully this is just a bit of frustration overboiling or overzealous celebrating on the part of the Portuguese.
Both sets of fans have been exemplary at Euro 2016 so far and it looks from the video like two small sets of fans with no-one else joining in.
The referee blows the whistle and that’s that - Portugal are into the Euro 2016 final! He challenged for the ball but was adjudged to have placed his leg too high and the referee got the former Spurs ace in his book. It seems Bale is the only one with true belief in himself within this Wales team just now.
It’s devastating for Wales who have done so, so well to get this far. He took the ball in rom the right flanks and pinged an audacious effort at goal with his left peg, Rui Patricio having to palm the ball to his right and to safety. Sometimes in life you’ve got to admit you’re wrong.