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Summary

  1. Wales start Euro 2016 with victory
  2. Bale scores with 30-yard free-kick
  3. Sub Duda equalises with low drive
  4. Robson-Kanu off bench to poke Wales in front

Live Reporting

By Neil Johnston

All times stated are UK

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  1. Party time

    Over to you, England. Wales have made a triumphant return to the big tournament stage and are off to prepare for their match with the Three Lions in Lens next Thursday.

    Their fans, meanwhile, are off to crack open a few bottles of plonk in Bordeaux.

    The party has only just started.

  2. 'Maybe Gary Speed is looking down'

    Wales 2-1 Slovakia

    John Hartson

    Ex-Wales striker on BBC Radio 5 live

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    "All the Wales team have stood up today. Yes, they've won the game but they are not getting too excited. I believe this win will take us through as one of those third-placed team. 

    "It's a massive win and Wales showed huge character. Maybe Gary Speed is looking down on the players."

  3. 'Wales belong here'

    Wales 2-1 Slovakia

    Dean Saunders

    Former Wales striker on BBC One

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    "That win has given us the belief that we belong here. There will have been a few nervous players wondering about that. I think that will be enough to get us out the group."

  4. 'Who cares if he scuffed it'

    Wales 2-1 Slovakia

    Alan Shearer

    Ex-England captain on BBC One

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    "Who cares if Robson-Kanu scuffed it. The rule is hit the target. That's what centre-forwards are paid to do - to come on and score goals."

  5. 'My proudest moment'

    Wales 2-1 Slovakia

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    Wales manager Chris Coleman on BBC One: "I think it is my proudest moment. 

    "Our supporters keep on topping what they have done - that support today was unbelievable. When Slovakia got the equaliser, they were looking strong - they're a good team, physical and play good football.

    "In the second half the fans sensed we were a bit jaded and sitting back a bit. We came back and they got right behind us. Our boys showed passion and courage to come back. It was incredible attitude and mentality."

  6. 'Bale is not playing for money'

    Wales 2-1 Slovakia

    Dean Saunders

    Former Wales striker on BBC One

    "Gareth Bale is not playing for money, you can see in the interview afterwards he loves playing for his country. I'm delighted for all of the supporters."

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  7. 'Belief'

    Wales 2-1 Slovakia

  8. 'Rambo did great'

    Wales 2-1 Slovakia

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    Wales match-winner Hal Robson-Kanu: "Rambo [Aaron Ramsey] did great, opened a bit of space and I managed to direct it into the corner. It wasn't the best finish but one we're all happy about."

    On not having a club: "It's not something I'm thinking about right now. It's about the nation today and hopefully we can do them proud again as we have today.

    "Our focus is on us, what we can do. England play later and it's our next game so we will be fully focused on that."

  9. Match-winner without a club

    Wales 2-1 Slovakia

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    How long before Hal Robson-Kanu gets fixed up with a new club?

    Wales' match-winner is available on a free after leaving Reading.

    This Wales story just gets better and better.

  10. 'Fans were immense'

    Wales 2-1 Slovakia

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    Wales midfielder Joe Allen: "Never mind my performance, the team was brilliant. To go one up and get back into it was brilliant. That's what this team is all about, digging in and hanging on to it. 

    "From start to finish, the fans were immense. They stayed loud and that helps you get an extra 5-10% which makes all the difference."

  11. Get Involved #bbceuro2016

    Wales 2-1 Slovakia

    Nadine & Ivan: Great result and richly deserved win for Wales. Martin Skrtel should have been sent off for sure.

    Nick Eardley: I'm sure Martin Skrtel used to be decent once. Seems like a distant memory now. Should've been sent off at least three times.

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  12. Up next?

    Wales 2-1 Slovakia

    Wales will fancy their chances of beating England when they meet in Lens on Thursday (14:00 BST). By then Slovakia will have played their second game. They must bounce back against Russia in Lille on Wednesday (14:00 BST).

  13. 'Like a home game'

    Wales 2-1 Slovakia

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    Wales' Gareth Bale speaks to BBC Sport:  "What can I say, it was like a home game. Our fans are the best in the world and fully got behind us. We gave them something to celebrate.

    "The goal is right up there. A memorable moment, a historic moment for our country. The most important thing is we got the three points.

    "Hal to get the winner is amazing. the subs have to make an impact and he was amazing when he came on. Everyone has a part to play and we will keep fighting."

  14. 'We can win it'

    Wales 2-1 Slovakia

    Dean Saunders

    Former Wales striker on BBC One

    "What a win. Wales have been brilliant all afternoon. Chris Coleman has got everything right, even when it went against us. At 1-1, I thought we were going to lose the game. Joe Ledley came on and Hal Robson-Kanu scored. We can win [the tournament].

    "We deserved it. We put so much into the first half, that they were out on their feet."

  15. 'Scuff of dreams'

    Wales 2-1 Slovakia

  16. Post update

    Wales 2-1 Slovakia

    Dean Saunders has just told Match of the Day Live that Wales can win Euro 2016. Why not?

  17. 'Wales were brilliant'

    Wales 2-1 Slovakia

    Alan Shearer

    Ex-England captain on BBC One

    "Wales were brilliant. They had to dig deep. We must praise Chris Coleman, he had to change it. He brought on Robson-Kanu and Joe Ledley and it worked a treat. They never gave up and they deserved that win.  

    "Questions were asked in the second half because Slovakia changed it and put another two forwards up there. They were on top and asking serious questions.

    "But Chris Coleman had the guts and changed it."

  18. Great scenes

    Wales 2-1 Slovakia

    Great scenes in the Stade de Bordeaux. Gareth Bale beckons his exhausted team-mates towards where Wales' fans are gathered.

    There's time for a team huddle before the Group B leaders leave the pitch.

    They'll remember this for years to come.

    Wales' players huddle on the pitch after their 2-1 against Slovakia
  19. FULL-TIME - Wales 2-1 Slovakia

    Party time in Bordeaux. Wales start Euro 2016 with a win.

    Wales players celebrate their 2-1 win over Slovakia at full-time
  20. YELLOW CARD

    Wales 2-1 Slovakia

    Chants of 'Wales, Wales, Wales' ring out as four minutes of additional time is signalled.

    Martin Skrtel's head has gone. He goes flying into a challenge with Ben Davies which results in a deserved yellow card for the Liverpool man.

    Martin Skrtel reacts