Wales are in Euro 2016 action against Russia this evening, looking to book their place in the knockout stages of the competition.
Knowing a win would guarantee their place in the next round they got the best possible start when, just after the ten minute mark, midfielders Joe Allen and Aaron Ramsey combined to put the Chris Coleman’s side into the lead with a delightful pass and finish.
The “Welsh Pirlo” (or Xavi, as Brendan Rodgers once called him) has been one of Wales’s star performers at the competition thus far, and his defence-splitting pass was finished in equally impressive fashion with a tidy chip from Arsenal’s Ramsey.
Twitter users were very quick to show their appreciation for both the pass and finish:
Joe Allen #baller ⚽️
— Matthew Murphy (@matt_murphy17) June 20, 2016
Wales one man show, Joe Allen
— Dylan Burke (@DylaaaaanBurke) June 20, 2016
Some people claim Wales are a one-man team, but that’s ridiculous. Joe Allen couldn’t do it all by himself. #WALRUS
— Jon Hollis (@JonHollis9) June 20, 2016
WALES on fire here ? Joe Allen pulling the strings
— Jord Parry (@JordParry) June 20, 2016
That Joe Allen pass ?
Welsh Pirlo https://t.co/VyCNovJhpi
— Ali Lansah Ismail (@ali_lansah) June 20, 2016
THAT PASS FROM JOE ALLEN YOU BEAUTIFUL MAN❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
— Jenno (@sam_jennings12) June 20, 2016
Ramsey’s finish was so good. What a ball from Allen as well. #WAL
— Dàlly (@Dallyy21) June 20, 2016
What a finish by Aaron Ramsey.
— Renato (@th14Renato) June 20, 2016
Wales have since scored a second courtesy of Swansea full back Neil Taylor, and now look on course to join England in the last sixteen of the tournament.