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Euro 2016 • Last 16
  • 2nd Half
  • Wales
  • Northern Ireland
  • Ramsey
    90'
  • McAuleyMagennis
    84'
  • NorwoodMcGinn
    79'
  • McAuley (o.g.)
    75'
  • WardWashington
    69'
  • Davis
    67'
  • LedleyWilliams
    63'
  • Taylor
    58'
  • VokesRobson-Kanu
    55'
  • 1st Half
  • Wales
  • Northern Ireland
  • Dallas
    44'
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  • End of 2nd Half
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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.

90'+3 

Northern Ireland are throwing men forward as their desperation increases. Another long throw-in is delivered in but the goalkeeper punches clear. Moments left...

90' 

Four minutes of added time to play. Four minutes for Northern Ireland to find a leveller. Four minutes for Wales to hold on.

88' 
Northern Ireland

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.

87'
Wales

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.

86' 
Wales

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?

85' 
Wales

Ashley Williams is down again - he's holding his arm - and he's going to have to come off.

  • Josh Magennis
    OffGareth McAuleyNorthern IrelandIn 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.
    TodayOwn goal1
  • Josh Magennis
    OnJosh MagennisNorthern Ireland
84' 

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.

83' 
Wales

They're back on their feet and may be OK to continue for the remaining seven minutes or so.

82'
Wales

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.

81' 
Northern Ireland

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.

80'

But Will Grigg STILL hasn't played a minute of football at the Euros.

 
Wales' forward Gareth Bale (L) and Wales' midfielder Aaron Ramsey
  • Niall McGinn
    OffOliver NorwoodNorthern IrelandIt's a change in midfield for Northern Ireland.
    TodayOn target1Fouls2Fouls against1Free Kicks3
  • Niall McGinn
    OnNiall McGinnNorthern Ireland
79' 

It's a change in midfield for Northern Ireland.

78' 

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.

77'
76' 

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.

  • Gareth McAuley
    Own-goalGareth McAuleyNorthern IrelandGOAAALLLLL! 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.
    TodayOwn goal1
75'

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.

72' 
Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland have shaded possession in the second-half but they actually looked more dangerous in the first period.

71' 
Wales

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.

70' 
Northern Ireland

Lafferty breaks into the penalty area but he's out-muscled by the excellent Chester who recovers possession for Wales.

  • Conor Washington
    OffJamie WardNorthern IrelandMichael O'Neill makes his first change as Washington replaces Ward in attack.
    TodayOn target1Blocked Shots1Fouls against2Corners2
  • Conor Washington
    OnConor WashingtonNorthern Ireland
69' 

Michael O'Neill makes his first change as Washington replaces Ward in attack.

68' 
Wales

Ramsey squanders a chance from the free-kick with a poor delivery.

  • Steven Davis
    Yellow cardSteven DavisNorthern IrelandDavis is booked for a late tackle on Bale.
    TodayBlocked Shots1Yellow Cards1Fouls2
67' 

Davis is booked for a late tackle on Bale.

66' 
Wales

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.

65' 
Northern Ireland

It looks like a straight forward knock and the West Brom defender looks set to continue, for now anyway.

64' 
Northern Ireland

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.

  • Jonny Williams
    OffJoe LedleyWalesIt's a change in midfield.
    TodayFouls against1Free Kicks3
  • Jonny Williams
    OnJonny WilliamsWales
63' 

It's a change in midfield.

62' 

Chris Coleman is preparing a second change for Wales...

61'

Take a break from the football to watch the Northern Ireland fans enjoying themselves at half-time.

60' 
Northern Ireland

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.

59' 
Wales

That opportunity for Bale a couple of minutes ago has re-ignited the excitement amongst the Welsh fans. They believe now!

  • Neil Taylor
    Yellow cardNeil TaylorWalesTaylor is the first player to be booked for Wales for a late tackle on Ward.
    TodayBlocked Shots1Yellow Cards1Fouls1
58' 

Taylor is the first player to be booked for Wales for a late tackle on Ward.

57'
Wales

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!

56' 
Northern Ireland

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.

  • Hal Robson-Kanu
    OffSam VokesWalesChris Coleman can't be happy with his side's performance so far and he makes his first change 10 minutes into the second-half.
    TodayWide2
  • Hal Robson-Kanu
    OnHal Robson-KanuWales
55' 

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.

54' 
Northern Ireland

Michael McGovern has merely been a bystander so far.

53' 
Wales

It was a first real moment of quality from Wales.

52'
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.

50' 
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.

49' 
Northern Ireland

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.

48' 
Northern Ireland

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.

47' 
Northern Ireland

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.

 
Wales' forward Gareth Bale (L) and Wales' midfielder Aaron Ramsey loo over during the Euro 2016 round of sixteen football match
  • 2nd Half
45' 

We're underway in the second-half and neither side have made any changes in personnel.

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  • End of 1st Half
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HALF-TIME - Martin Atkinson calls time on an intriguing first-half. No goals but plenty of entertainment.

  • Stuart Dallas
    Yellow cardStuart DallasNorthern IrelandThe first booking of the match is shown to Dallas who will now miss the quarter-final, should his team make it through.
    TodayOn target1Yellow Cards1Fouls2Fouls against1
44' 

The first booking of the match is shown to Dallas who will now miss the quarter-final, should his team make it through.

42' 
Northern Ireland

Michael O'Neill deserves great credit for the way his side is set up to deal with the threat Bale can pose.

41' 
Wales

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.

39' 
Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland play a well-worked corner as Ward finds space but his flick-on is unable to find a team mate.

 
Northern Ireland's midfielder Corry Evans (L) challenges Wales' midfielder Joe Allen
38' 
Northern Ireland

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.

37' 
Wales

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.

36'

One of the many exciting battles on display today.

35' 
Northern Ireland

A crucial intervention from Gunter denies Dallas a clear-cut chance at the back post from Hughes' cross. Northern Ireland have a corner.

 
Wales' midfielder Aaron Ramsey (C-R) vies for the ball with Northern Ireland's midfielder Steven Davis (C-L)
34' 

No breakthrough yet but this is an intriguing contest.

33' 
Wales

Chris Coleman is beginning to get frustrated with the referee Martin Atkinson as Allen is cautioned for a dubious foul in midfield.

32' 
Northern Ireland

Evans has been an absolutely rock at the back for Northern Ireland so far.

31' 
Wales

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.

30' 
Northern Ireland

A long ball releases Lafferty in space but his touch is too heavy and Chester is able to make a challenge.

29'

He's been kept quiet so far, but it only takes a second of quality from the Real Madrid star to make a difference...

28' 
Northern Ireland

It's a well-taken free-kick but Ledley rises highest and clears the danger for Wales.

27' 
Northern Ireland

Dallas wins a free-kick for Northern Ireland and Norwood has an opportunity to deliver a cross into the penalty area now.

26' 
Wales

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.

25' 
Wales

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.

24'
23' 

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.

22' 
Northern Ireland

The corner is whipped in but Bale, back to do his defensive duties, clears well at the near post.

21'
Northern Ireland

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.

20' 
Wales

Jeers from those Northern Ireland fans as Ramsey takes a tumble under pressure from Evans, however the referee signals play on.

19'
18'
Wales

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.

 
Wales' forward Gareth Bale (L) vies with Northern Ireland's midfielder Oliver Norwood
16' 
Wales

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.

15' 

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.

14' 
Northern Ireland

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.

13' 
Wales

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.

12'

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.

11' 
Wales

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.

 
Wales' Aaron Ramsey in action with Northern Ireland's Steven Davis and Corry Evans
10' 
Northern Ireland

The subsequent corner doesn't come to anything, though.

9'
8'
Northern Ireland

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.

7' 
Northern Ireland

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.

6' 
Wales

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.

 
Wales' midfielder Joe Ledley (L) vies for the ball against Northern Ireland's midfielder Steven Davis
5' 
Northern Ireland

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!

4' 
Wales

It is Wales who have controlled possession in the tense opening stages. Bale is yet to touch the ball though.

3' 
Wales

A long ball aimed towards Bale puts pressure on the Northern Ireland defence but McGovern is quick off his line to gather the ball.

2'

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
1' 

KICK-OFF! The referee for today's match is Martin Atkinson. Wales are in their traditional red shirts, Northern Ireland play in white.

16.55 

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.

16.50

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.

16.45
Northern Ireland

'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."

16.40
Wales

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. "

16.35 

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.

Northern Ireland goalkeeper Michael McGovern has impressed Press Association reporters
16.30

PRE-MATCH STAT! Wales are unbeaten in eight internationals against Northern Ireland (W4 D4).

16.25

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.

16.20 

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.

16.15 
Northern Ireland

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.

16.10 
Wales

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.

16.05

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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16.00 

Hello and welcome to Eurosport’s live text commentary of the last-16 clash involving Wales and Northern Ireland in Paris. Wow, what a massive game in store – stay with us for all of the pre-match build-up and minute-by-minute commentary. Kick-off is at 5pm.