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Live Reporting

Philip Marsh, Dafydd Pritchard and Michael Pearlman

All times stated are UK

  1. On to the second round

    FT Russia 0-3 Wales

    Joe Ledley dances in front of the Wales fans in Toulouse
    Image caption: Joe Ledley dances in front of jubilant Wales fans in Toulouse

    That's it for tonight then. Was this the greatest performance in Wales' history? It was up there, no doubt.

    There had been individual outstanding results over the years - the 1991 win over Germany, the 2002 triumph against Italy - but their demolition of Russia came when it mattered most, in only their second major tournament.

    Wales' only previous appearance came at the 1958 World Cup, where they reached the quarter-finals.

    That campaign in Sweden had stood unchallenged for 58 years as Wales' finest footballing achievement.

    But now Chris Coleman's side had a chance to emulate the likes of John Charles and Ivor Allchurch - and maybe even surpass them.

    Wales' reward for topping Group B was a second-round tie against Northern Ireland in Paris.

    You can watch that match on Friday on BBC Two Wales and the BBC Sport website at 16:15 BST.

    We look forward to having your company again for that one and, until then, stay safe and take care.

  2. Match highlights - Russia 0-3 Wales

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    Here are the highlights from the match, just in case you wanted to watch it again!

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    Video caption: Archive: Wales v Russia - Euro 2016
  3. 'We have no fear'

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    Wales manager Chris Coleman: "In possession, we did everything tonight. I'm made up for the players. I said before that there's more to come for this group.

    "Even after this tournament is over, this group are on the way to something else. I'm just glad me and the staff are here with them. We have no fear. And after playing like that, why should we?"

  4. 'My best night in a Wales jersey'

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    Wales captain Ashley Williams said they could "enjoy the atmosphere and occasion towards the end".

    "I had no doubt we'd perform well today. We won't get carried away. But we'll enjoy tonight first.

    "Tonight is by far the best [night in a Welsh jersey]."

  5. 'Nobody saw this coming'

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    Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey was Uefa's man of the match after scoring the opener.

    "It was a fantastic feeling to score in this competition," he said. "We’ve been waiting a long time to be here.

    "We wanted to stand up and be recognised. Against England the occasion maybe got to us in possession. Tonight we wanted to work on that and we passed it brilliantly and could have scored more. We’ve topped the group which nobody probably saw coming.

    "Our main target was to get out of the group. To finish top is a fantastic feeling. Hopefully we’ve made the fans proud, you can hear them signing outside. Now we've got through, we want to see how far we can go. Anything can happen in 90 minutes."

  6. 'Best performance I've been involved in with Wales'

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    Wales forward Gareth Bale: "We knew everything was on this game, it was in our own hands. We said before the game 'let's have no regrets'.

    "It's probably the best performance I've been involved in with Wales. We started very well, we didn't feel too nervous.

    "We want to thank the fans out here and at home.

    "To top the group, what more can you ask? We said we didn't want to make the numbers up. Well, we can't do any more than win the group. We look forward to seeing who we play next."

  7. 'A special moment for Welsh football'

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    Wales midfielder Joe Allen: "What a night. It’s one I’ll never forget. We started so well. To win in style is a special moment for Welsh football.

    "We had a disappointment against England but it didn’t affect us.

    "It was all about getting through to the knockout rounds. Who knows [how far Wales can go]? We look forward to seeing who we get in the last 16."

  8. 'Absolutely speechless'

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    John Hartson

    Ex-Wales striker on BBC Radio Five Live

    Wales outplayed, outbattled, outpassed Russia.

    I am absolutely speechless.

    What a performance.

  9. Welsh tears of joy

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    Robbie Savage

    Ex-Wales midfielder on BBC Match of the Day

    That's what it means to these fans. Unbelievable passion, spirit.

    Pride is the word. What a night to be a Welshman.

    Wales fan cries with joy
  10. FULL-TIME - Russia 0-3 Wales

    That's it. It's all over. One of the greatest nights, if not the greatest, in Welsh football history.

    Wales could have won by a cricket score. Not only are they into the last 16, but few sides will fancy playing them.

  11. Post update

    Russia 0-3 Wales

    Artem Dzyuba fires over and it certainly looks like Russia will now finish the tournament without scoring a goal.


    Russia 0-3 Wales

    Three minutes added on.

  13. Post update

    Russia 0-3 Wales

    Aaron Ramsey has a chance to score his second but his shot is deflected wide. He takes the corner and Ashley Williams fails to turn it home.

    If Wales only win this 3-0 it won't really reflect their supremacy.

  14. CLOSE!

    Russia 0-3 Wales

    Russia should have a goal but Artem Dzyuba blazes over a Pavel Mamaev cross from just over six yards out after Chris Gunter gave the ball away needlessly. He was stretching and just couldn't get proper control of his shot.

    Wales were exposed there and it was the second time Russia have carved them open, but largely Chris Coleman's side have defended well.

  15. 'Is Bale best in the world?'

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    Robbie Savage

    Ex-Wales midfielder on BBC Match of the Day

    Good decision from the manager Chris Coleman taking off that man Gareth Bale, keeping him for the next round.

    A brilliant, brilliant performance.

    This tournament, the way he ended the season, the question I'd ask is 'Is he the best player in the world?'


    Russia 0-3 Wales

    Even the Russian fans applaud as Gareth Bale goes off, he gets a tremendous ovation for a fantastic performance.

    MK Dons forward Simon Church replaces him.