| July 19, 2019

Wales leads Wales 1-0 at halftime

Wales leads Wales 1-0 at halftime
PARIS, June 16: Gareth Bale scored his second free kick of the European Championship to give Wales a 1-0 halftime lead over England in Lens.

The Real Madrid forward had been quiet until he stepped up from about 35 meters and sent in a dipping shot that England goalkeeper Joe Hart couldn't keep out of the net.

The Welsh will qualify with a first win over their big rival since 1984. Wales beat Slovakia 2-1 on Saturday, when Bale also scored a free kick.

England had the better of the chances up until then, with Raheem Sterling side-footing over in the seventh minute and Gary Cahill heading at goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey from six meters.

England drew 1-1 with Russia in its opening game.