Wales Upset Belgium To Set-Up Semi Final Clash With Portugal
Wales qualified for their first ever semi-final at a major tournament following a shocking 3-1 comeback win over top-ranked team Belgium at the ongoing Euro 2016 in France.
Belgium took the lead in the 13th minute courtesy a stunning strike from midfielder Radja Nainggolan but Chris Coleman’s side fought back through skipper Ashley Williams after 31 minutes. Belgium were on top of the time, and had probably grown complacent. Aaron Ramsey was allowed to carry the ball up-field untroubled, find Robson-Kanu in a tight space. First he battled to keep Meunier off, then he twisted and pulled the ball inside as the Dutch master would.
And in one leap, he was free. Alone. Only Thibaut Courtois to beat. It would have been so easy to miss from there. So easy to panic and rush the shot, or hit it straight at Courtois. Robson-Kanu placed it, beautifully, and with the same effect as Iceland’s second goal in Nice. Belgium, from there, looked done. Scared. Jittery.
Meanwhile, Wales will now face Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal in the first semi-final on Wednesday for a spot in Sunday’s final.