Photos: Bale, Ramsey and others celebrate an historic victory for Wales

Wales' Aaron Ramsey (C) and Gareth Bale (2nd R) celebrate at the end of the match

Hal Robson-Kanu snatched a late winner as Chris Coleman's side beat Slovakia 2-1 in their first-ever match at a European Championship finals.

Wales' Hal Robson-Kanu celebrates after scoring their second goal

Wales began their Euro 2016 campaign in dramatic fashion on Saturday afternoon, beating Slovakia 2-1 in Bordeaux thanks to a late strike from substitute Hal Robson-Kanu.

Gareth Bale opened the scoring for Chris Coleman’s side in the 10th-minute with a dipping free-kick, but Slovakia equalised on the hour mark when Ondrej Duda capitalised on some slack defending to slot past goalkeeper Danny Ward.

Wales eventually gathered themselves, however, and rallied to find the winner nine minutes from time when a heavy touch from Aaron Ramsey on the edge of the box saw the ball fall for Robson-Kanu to scuff home a finish and secure his side all three points.

Colman’s men now face England on Thursday before next Monday’s final Group B game against Russia and, with 16 of the 24 teams in the Euros qualifying for the knockout stages, they look to be in a strong position to extend their stay in France.

The 1-1 draw between England and Russia in Marseille even means they go into their second match sitting atop the group, marking a perfect start to their first major tournament since the 1958 World Cup.

Here are some of the images from the memorable match at the Nouveaux Stade de Bordeaux…

Wales team group

Wales head coach Chris Coleman

Wales fans before the match

Wales players huddle before the match

Wales' Gareth Bale shoots at goal

Wales' Gareth Bale celebrates scoring their first goal

Wales' Gareth Bale celebrates scoring their first goal

Wales head coach Chris Coleman (R) and Gareth Bale celebrate after scoring their first goal

Wales' Aaron Ramsey in action

Slovakia's Martin Skrtel in action with Wales' Ben Davies

Slovakia's Matus Kozacik in action with Wales' Ashley Williams

Wales' Joe Allen in action with Slovakia's Michal Duris

Wales' Jonathan Williams in action with Slovakia's Peter Pekarik

Slovakia's Martin Skrtel in action with Wales' Hal Robson-Kanu

 

Wales v Slovakia - EURO 2016 - Group B

Wales' Hal Robson-Kanu celebrates after scoring their second goal as Slovakia's Matus Kozacik looks on dejected

Wales' Hal Robson-Kanu celebrates after scoring their second goal

Wales' Hal Robson-Kanu celebrates after scoring their second goal

Slovakia's Martin Skrtel clashes with Wales' Neil Taylor

Wales fans celebrate

Wales' Hal Robson-Kanu celebrates at the end of the match

Wales players celebrate after the match

Wales' Gareth Bale celebrates after the match

Wales players applaud fans as they celebrate at the end of the match

Wales' Chris Gunter, Gareth Bale and Joe Ledley celebrate after the match

Wales' Aaron Ramsey (C) and Gareth Bale (2nd R) celebrate at the end of the match

Wales' Gareth Bale (L), Joe Ledley (C) and Jonathan Williams celebrate at the end of the match

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