- 2nd Half
- McAuley (o.g.)75'
- 1st Half
Wales - Northern Ireland
Euro 2016 - 26 June 2016
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- End of 2nd Half
FULL-TIME - WALES HAVE DONE IT! Chris Coleman's side are through to the quarter-final. Heartbreak for Northern Ireland as Gareth McAuley's own-goal decides the match.
Northern Ireland are throwing men forward as their desperation increases. Another long throw-in is delivered in but the goalkeeper punches clear. Moments left...
Four minutes of added time to play. Four minutes for Northern Ireland to find a leveller. Four minutes for Wales to hold on.
Wales have a long throw-in to deal with, it's delivered deep into the penalty area, but Hennessey does brilliantly to rise above heads and collect possession.
Ramsey is flagged offside but Wales have the ball where they want it. Northern Ireland have three minutes plus injury-time to find an equaliser.
Actually, he's staying on. The defender insists he is OK and Chris Coleman is going to allow him to continue. Northern Ireland have three forwards on the pitch - will Wales rue this decision?
Ashley Williams is down again - he's holding his arm - and he's going to have to come off.
- OffGareth McAuleyNorthern Ireland
- OnJosh MagennisNorthern Ireland
In fact, it's Northern Ireland who make a change and it's a final roll of the dice for Michael O'Neill. It's a defender off for a forward.
They're back on their feet and may be OK to continue for the remaining seven minutes or so.
Martin Atkinson is forced to stop play as Ashley Williams and Jonathan Williams come together in a nasty collision. Both players are down and in some pain.
Northern Ireland have a chance now to deliver the ball into the penalty area from a free-kick... but it ends in disappointment as Evans fouls Gunter in the penalty area.
But Will Grigg STILL hasn't played a minute of football at the Euros.
- OffOliver NorwoodNorthern Ireland
- OnNiall McGinnNorthern Ireland
It's a change in midfield for Northern Ireland.
The Welsh fans are in full voice - and why not? What a journey they've been on. Michael O'Neill simply has to urge his team to somehow find a way back into the game.
Wales are 15 minutes away from clinching a place in the quarter-final of the European Championship for the first ever time. But you have to feel sorry for McAuley who could do little about his own goal.
- Own-goalGareth McAuleyNorthern Ireland
GOAAALLLLL! Wales 1-0 Northern Ireland. It's heartbreak for McAuley who turns the ball over the line and into his own net after a wonderful low ball across the face of goal from Bale.
Northern Ireland have shaded possession in the second-half but they actually looked more dangerous in the first period.
Bale is almost picked out with a long pass as the Northern Ireland defence is caught sleeping but the ball is slightly overhit and rolls out for a goal-kick.
Lafferty breaks into the penalty area but he's out-muscled by the excellent Chester who recovers possession for Wales.
- OffJamie WardNorthern Ireland
- OnConor WashingtonNorthern Ireland
Michael O'Neill makes his first change as Washington replaces Ward in attack.
Ramsey squanders a chance from the free-kick with a poor delivery.
- Yellow cardSteven DavisNorthern Ireland
Davis is booked for a late tackle on Bale.
Gunter does well to find space on the channel and delivers a cross to Robson-Kanu but the Northern Ireland defence get numbers back and deal with the danger.
It looks like a straight forward knock and the West Brom defender looks set to continue, for now anyway.
Bad news, Northern Ireland fans - Jonny Evans is hobbling. The defender has been in top form during Euro 2016, particularly today, and he's the last player Michael O'Neill will want to lose.
- OffJoe LedleyWales
- OnJonny WilliamsWales
It's a change in midfield.
Chris Coleman is preparing a second change for Wales...
Take a break from the football to watch the Northern Ireland fans enjoying themselves at half-time.
Northern Ireland force a corner... but Norwood overhits the delivery and Wales breathe a sigh of relief. The Green and White Army have been unusually poor from set-pieces today.
That opportunity for Bale a couple of minutes ago has re-ignited the excitement amongst the Welsh fans. They believe now!
- Yellow cardNeil TaylorWales
Taylor is the first player to be booked for Wales for a late tackle on Ward.
CLOSE! Wales have a free-kick in a dangerous area as Bale falls under the challenge of Norwood. Up steps the Real Madrid star... and forces McGovern into a great stop to his left!
Norwood picks up a loose pass in a dangerous area and he only has one thing in his mind... but the shot is straight at the goalkeeper who makes a comfortable save.
- OffSam VokesWales
- OnHal Robson-KanuWales
Chris Coleman can't be happy with his side's performance so far and he makes his first change 10 minutes into the second-half.
Michael McGovern has merely been a bystander so far.
It was a first real moment of quality from Wales.
CHANCE! A wonderful cross from Ramsey unlocks the Northern Ireland defence as Vokes finds space but the forward somehow heads wide inside the box. What an opportunity for Wales.
Compared to how Wales played against Russia less than a week ago, this has been a very poor showing from Chris Coleman's side.
Instead of delivering a cross into the box, Northern Ireland opt to take it short - Davis finds space on the edge of the penalty area but the shot is blocked and the referee then awards Wales a free-kick for a foul in the box.
Northern Ireland have made a bright start to the second period and they have another chance to test the Wales defence as Lafferty is fouled on the channel, winning a free-kick.
Lafferty collects possession in a central area and is charging down at goal... but he's dispossessed by Chester who makes a great tackle on the Norwich forward.
- 2nd Half
We're underway in the second-half and neither side have made any changes in personnel.
- End of 1st Half
HALF-TIME - Martin Atkinson calls time on an intriguing first-half. No goals but plenty of entertainment.
- Yellow cardStuart DallasNorthern Ireland
The first booking of the match is shown to Dallas who will now miss the quarter-final, should his team make it through.
Michael O'Neill deserves great credit for the way his side is set up to deal with the threat Bale can pose.
Bale has been pretty ineffectual so far, it has to be said. He drops into a wide position this time to collect the ball but his cross is played too close to the goalkeeper.
Northern Ireland play a well-worked corner as Ward finds space but his flick-on is unable to find a team mate.
Gunter concedes another soft free-kick after fouling Lafferty. Norwood delivers a deep cross towards the back post but Davies does well to intercept. Another corner for Northern Ireland now.
A slight concern for Wales here as Ashley Williams appears to have picked up a knock. It's not clear how serious it is yet but the defender remains on the field for now.
One of the many exciting battles on display today.
A crucial intervention from Gunter denies Dallas a clear-cut chance at the back post from Hughes' cross. Northern Ireland have a corner.
No breakthrough yet but this is an intriguing contest.
Chris Coleman is beginning to get frustrated with the referee Martin Atkinson as Allen is cautioned for a dubious foul in midfield.
Evans has been an absolutely rock at the back for Northern Ireland so far.
Wales break forward on the counter attack through Bale who passes to Gunter in a wide area, but the full-back's cross is well dealt with by the Northern Ireland defence who clear.
A long ball releases Lafferty in space but his touch is too heavy and Chester is able to make a challenge.
He's been kept quiet so far, but it only takes a second of quality from the Real Madrid star to make a difference...
It's a well-taken free-kick but Ledley rises highest and clears the danger for Wales.
Dallas wins a free-kick for Northern Ireland and Norwood has an opportunity to deliver a cross into the penalty area now.
Northern Ireland are pressing the opposition all over the pitch and Chester almost gifts the ball away in a dangerous position but just about wriggles his way out of trouble.
WIDE! A first sight of goal for Bale, who again has to drop deep to stay involved, but he screws his shot well wide of the target from the edge of the penalty area.
Hennessey has now been forced into action twice as Northern Ireland continue to pose a threat, particularly on the break. Wales have had the most of the possession.
The corner is whipped in but Bale, back to do his defensive duties, clears well at the near post.
SAVE! The Welsh goalkeeper is forced into another good stop - this time Ward tries his luck from distance but Hennessey is equal to it and tips it over the bar.
Jeers from those Northern Ireland fans as Ramsey takes a tumble under pressure from Evans, however the referee signals play on.
GOAL DISALLOWED! Ramsey has the ball in the net but the assistant referee has his flag raised for offside. The Arsenal midfielder made his run just too soon to latch onto Vokes' pass.
Dallas concedes a free-kick and Ramsey delivers it into the penalty area but Vokes, in an attempt to help it on, puts it out of play.
A quarter-of-an-hour has been played and it's still 0-0. Stuart Dallas has had the best opportunity but it was well saved by the Wales goalkeeper.
Jonny Evans is sticking tight to Bale and Dallas is providing cover for his team mate at the back. Michael O'Neill has set up side up well today and the system has frustrated Wales so far.
Wales are enjoying a bright spell now but Northern Ireland still look comfortable at the back. Gunter delivers a cross into the penalty area towards Bale but the Real Madrid star is crowded out and the defence clears.
STAT! Wales have reached the knockout stages in their two major tournament participations. In 1958, they were knocked out in the quarter-finals by a goal from Brazil's Pele.
Bale is forced to drop deep in order to find some space and he almost picks out Ramsey with a low cross but the pass just evades his team mate and runs to McGovern.
The subsequent corner doesn't come to anything, though.
SAVE! Hennessey is forced into the first meaningful save of the match from Dallas' shot on the edge of the penalty area. Wales were caught on the counter-attack but survive on this occasion.
The Northern Ireland fans simply haven't stopped singing 'Will Grigg's on fire' since the match started. A penny for the Wigan Athletic striker's thoughts - he hasn't kicked a ball at the Euros yet.
Williams is keen to make his mark on Ward early in the contest as he catches the Northern Ireland forward with a late challenge and conceding a free-kick.
While Wales have had the lion's share of the ball on the pitch, it's the Northern Ireland fans making the most noise in the stands. They're absolutely bouncing!
It is Wales who have controlled possession in the tense opening stages. Bale is yet to touch the ball though.
A long ball aimed towards Bale puts pressure on the Northern Ireland defence but McGovern is quick off his line to gather the ball.
STAT! Northern Ireland are without a victory in eight matches against Wales (D4, L4). Their last victory was in May 1980 (1-0 in Cardiff, goal by Noel Brotherston).
- 1st Half
KICK-OFF! The referee for today's match is Martin Atkinson. Wales are in their traditional red shirts, Northern Ireland play in white.
FIVE MINUTES UNTIL KICK-OFF - A surreal atmosphere greets the players on a truly historic occasion at the Parc des Prince in Paris. With a place in the quarter-finals at stake, it doesn't get much bigger than this for either Wales or Northern Ireland.
TEN MINUTES UNTIL KICK-OFF - Northern Ireland have only lost two of their last 15 internationals (W7, D6). However, these two defeats have come in their last three games - 1-0 to Poland and Germany.
'Don't take me home' is the chant Northern Ireland fans have been belting out throughout this quite remarkable tournament. Speaking ahead of probably the biggest game in their history, boss Michael O'Neill said: "We don't want this to end. The players want more. The prize is massive for both teams. We are playing for a place in the quarter-finals and we have to make sure it is us going through."
Wales are just one match away from a potential quarter-final clash with either Hungary or Belgium and the supporters have loved almost every moment of their historic Euro 2016 adventure.
"The support from our fans is incredible - we call it the Red Wall. You know like Borussia Dortmund you see the Yellow Wall, we call it the Red Wall, said Gareth Bale, per BBC.
"To see the stadium it's red, it's like a home game. We see on the big screen fans crying and it means so much, not to just us as players but to us as a nation. "
NORTHERN IRELAND'S KEY MAN: Gareth Bale has been in stunning form for Wales throughout the tournament but he must work out a way to beat Northern Ireland goalkeeper, Michael McGovern. The 31-year-old produced a world-class performance to restrict Germany's lead to a one-goal deficit on Tuesday and goes into this game with great confidence.
PRE-MATCH STAT! Wales are unbeaten in eight internationals against Northern Ireland (W4 D4).
Eurosport's Alex Chick has been enjoying the build-up to the match outside the Parc des Prince in Paris. Supporters from both sides have been in great voice all day. Understandably, considering the massive stakes.
Wales scored a late penalty in a 1-1 draw to deny Northern Ireland a first away victory in almost a decade back in March. Gareth Bale did not play on that occasion so Michael O'Neill's defence may be a little busier today.
Meanwhile, Northern Ireland make just one change from the team which suffered a 1-0 defeat to Germany last time out as striker Kyle Lafferty is preferred to Conor Washington in what appears to be a 4-5-1 system.
Chris Coleman names an unchanged starting XI from the side which thrashed Russia 3-0. If Northern Ireland are to contain Wales on this historic occasion, they simply have to stop Gareth Bale from adding to his goal-tally. The Real Madrid star, 26, already has three to his name so far in this tournament.
NORTHERN IRELAND: McGovern; Hughes, McAuley, Cathcart, J. Evans; C. Evans; Ward, Norwood, Davis, Dallas; Lafferty. /// WALES: Hennessey; Gunter, Chester, A. Williams, Davies, Taylor; Allen, Ledley, Ramsey; Bale, Vokes.
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