Harry Kane vs Gareth Bale: How they compared in game one of Euro 2016

England's Harry Kane

The Tottenham Hotspur striker and Real Madrid stars are key men for Wales and England.

England's Harry Kane looks dejectedEngland's Harry Kane looks dejected

England clash with Wales on Thursday in what is now a huge game for the two sides in Group B.

Roy Hodgson’s side started Euro 2016 with disappointment as they drew 1-1 with Russia, courtesy of a late equaliser.

Wales' Gareth Bale celebrates after the matchWales' Gareth Bale celebrates after the match

Wales meanwhile, started the tournament in the best manner possible, beating Slovakia 2-1 with Gareth Bale in fine form.

Two key players are Harry Kane and Gareth Bale, with the hopes of their nations very much resting on the former and current Tottenham Hotspur stars.

But who was better in the opening games of Euro 2016? Oulala decided to find out. And it was a win for the Real Madrid man as he came out on top in five of the key areas looked at.

Infographic Kane v Bale

He managed that crucial opening goal, as well as more shots and a better shot accuracy than Kane did for England. He also managed more successful passes, although Kane did actually enjoy a much better pass completion rate.

The Tottenham striker also created more chance, and enjoyed more successful take-ons, although Bale was slightly better when it came to aerial duels.

A win for Bale overall though who will be hoping to dominate the stats again when the two sides meet on Thursday.

Wales' Gareth Bale celebrates scoring their first goalWales' Gareth Bale celebrates scoring their first goal

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