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Wales - Hungary
Euro Qualifying - 19 November 2019
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FULL-TIME: IT'S ALL OVER! WALES ARE GOING TO EURO 2020!
There will be THREE minutes of added time - Wales are almost there.
James is booked, as Harry Wilson replaces Bale.
Allen has been excellent tonight, and he makes a vital intervention by throwing himself in front of a shot. Ramsey and Bale have been fantastic, but Allen's performance shouldn't go unnoticed.
Wide! Mepham heads Ben Davies' free-kick off target, as Hungary make their final sub. Filip Holender is on for Sallai.
We're into the last 10 minutes and Wales are tantalisingly close to Euro qualification. Hungary are offering next to nothing.
Hungary want a penalty, claiming the ball struck Ramsey's arm, but the referee isn't interested.
What a time to do it. And perhaps he's not finished yet.
Close! James races in behind the Hungary defence with a frightening turn of pace. His cross is deflected into the path of Ramsey, whose low shot is clawed away by Gulacsi to deny the Juventus midfielder his hat-trick.
- OffBalázs DzsudzsákHungary
- OnRoland VargaHungary
Rolard Varga replaces Szoboszlai for Hungary. It's now or never for the visitors, they need a goal - and fast.
- Yellow cardIstvan KovacsHungary
Patkai was booked a few minutes ago and now Kovacs, who is only on the pitch a matter of minutes, goes into the book, as frustration grows for Hungary.
Lovely link-up play from Ramsey and James, with the latter hanging a cross to the back post - but there's no one there.
So close! That would have been the icing on the cake! James cuts inside and almost scores with a typical curling effort, but it's inches too high of the top corner.
Barath has his hands all over Moore, conceding another free-kick and giving Wales another opportunity to get the ball in the visitors' penalty area. As excellent as Wales have been, Hungary have been really poor.
Still not content, Wales are pushing for a third here, as Ramsey has a shot blocked and wins a corner.
- OffÁdám NagyHungary
- OnIstvan KovacsHungary
Hungary sub: Nagy is replaced by Istvan Kovacs.
A simple long ball from Hennessey catches the Hungary defence sleeping and Moore pounces, his turn of pace taking him into the penalty area but he takes too many touches and allows the visitors to close him down.
Wales continue to apply pressure on the Hungary defence, with the visitors looking shell-shocked. Ben Davies wins a free-kick on the left but the delivery is cleared at the near post.
Joy for Wales - but Northern Ireland are now losing 3-1 to Germany. Scotland have levelled against Kazakhstan.
Close! Left-footed, Bale dips the ball over the wall but agonisingly over the crossbar.
Moore is fouled on the edge of the penalty area and Wales have a free-kick. This is Gareth Bale territory...
- OffJoe MorrellWales
- OnEthan AmpaduWales
Wales sub: A blow for the hosts as Morrell limps off with an injury and is replaced by Ethan Ampadu.
- GoalAaron RamseyWales
GOAAAAALLLLLLL! Wales 2-0 Hungary: Ramsey, again! Wales can start to dream now! Moore wins a free-kick on the left. Davies whips in the free-kick and the Juventus midfielder is in the right place at the right time to fire home from close range after Hungary fail to clear the danger.
- 2nd Half
KICK-OFF! Wales get the second half started, knowing they are just 45 minutes from claiming a place in next year's Euros.
- End of 1st Half
HALF-TIME: Wales take a priceless and well deserved lead into the interval. A goal by Aaron Ramsey, making his first start in over a year for his country, has the Welsh dreaming of the Euros.
There will be little added time, if any. Wales are continuing to press here.
Bale delivers a beautiful cross with the outside of his boot. If he isn't match fit, you could have fooled me. He has been amazing so far.
The free-kick is swung in by James but it's overcooked and the referee spots a foul in the penalty area. It's a free-kick to Hungary.
James is constantly an outlet with his pace and desire to get forward. He has a shot charged down but Wales recycle the ball and Bale wins a free-kick on the right.
My, my, my. Scotland are losing, at home, to Kazakhstan.
That was a warning sign for Wales, who aren't looking just as confident now.
Double save! How haven't Hungary scored?! The ball is nodded down to Szoboszlai who has all of the goal to aim for, he pokes it low and Hennessey makes a fantastic save. And to put the icing on the cake, he gathers himself quickly to smother Sallai's rebound.
In James, Ramsey and Bale, Wales have a genuinely frightening attacking force that would hurt a lot of teams. They have been a joy to watch. Let's not forget Joe Allen, who has been everywhere so far tonight.
So close! Hungary want a penalty, it's not given and Wales, like Wales do, break with pace. It starts with James, Ramsey moves it to Bale who stands up another fantastic cross but Moore, from point-blank range, heads it wide.
Wales work the ball patiently into the path of Roberts on the right and his fizzed cross is hacked clear by the Hungary defence. Hungary have had 58 per cent of possession but have yet to register a shot on goal.
Slovakia have taken the lead against Ajerbaijan. If this game ends in a draw, they would qualify automatically with the win. There is no room for error from Wales.
Sheer joy for Wales.
He's not afraid to track back either, is James. He makes a successful challenge to win Wales the ball back in their own half and then wins a free-kick to boot.
James and his pace is proving a menace down Wales' left. The hosts are happy enough to allow Hungary to have the ball as long as they can break when the opportunity presents itself.
Predictably, Germany have equalised against Northern Ireland. It's now 1-1.
They had started well, but Wales are really full of confidence now. And they have no plans to sit back and protect this slender lead, either.
As it stands, Wales are going to the Euros! There is a long, long way to go, but what a start from the hosts.
- GoalAaron RamseyWales
GOAAAAAALLLLLLLLL! Wales 1-0 Hungary: WE HAVE LIFT OFF! The two magic men, Bale and Ramsey combine, the former floating a beautiful cross to the latter, who peels off his marker to head past a helpless Gulacsi.
Shot! Wales threaten from a rapid counter-attack, led by the lightening-quick James down the left flank. He feeds Ramsey, who switches it to Bale on the right, and he checks inside, curling a shot into the arms of Gulacsi.
Wales aren't afraid to go direct and a long throw-in is aimed for Moore, who tries to hold the ball up inside the penalty area, but Hungary deal with the situation well.
WOW! Michael Smith has just given Northern Ireland a 1-0 lead in Germany. Pochettino sacked by Spurs, NI beating Germany... whatever next?!
Bale has his heels clipped by Nagy, winning Wales a free-kick. They will pump this into the Hungary penalty area. There are plenty of red shirts to contest it, but the visitors deal with Ben Davies' delivery relatively comfortably.
Ramsey's driving run from midfield draws huge excitement amongst the home supporters. He's the man for the big occasion. That was just a little glimpse of his ability.
Not fazed by Wales' high press, Hungary move the ball nicely out of their defensive line. What makes tonight's game even more appealing is that the visitors can't settle for a draw.
Wales will be desperate to put their stamp on the match early and grab an early goal. That would settle the nerves.
- 1st Half
KICK-OFF! Hungary get the game underway.
The Welsh national anthem is being sang with so much passion it would raise the hair on the back of your neck. They're up for this. Kick-off is NEXT!
BREAKING NEWS: Mauricio Pochettino has left Tottenham. Wow.
Ten minutes until kick-off and the atmosphere is building inside the Cardiff City Stadium. Having gone 58 years without a major tournament, Wales have an opportunity of qualifying for a second in just four years.
Hungary boss Marco Rossi was perhaps playing mind games in his pre-match press conference by suggesting Wales were favourites tonight, but maybe he has a point. Wales have won five of the last 11 meetings between the nations, drawing two. Their experience of Euro 2016 when they famously made it all the way to the semi-finals was invaluable and they're a mature side with some quality players.
Is tonight the night Wales qualify for just their third major final?
If it doesn't go to plan tonight, Wales have the playoffs to fall back on. They are guaranteed a home draw in the semi-final with neighbours Republic of Ireland a potential opponent.
Wales lost to Hungary in June but they're unbeaten since. This is a golden opportunity for them to claim a place in another major tournament and they will be content their faith is in their own hands. "We needed favours and we got those favours, now it is time for us to capitalise," said Giggs. "It's a great, exciting challenge for us but we need to finish the job - it will be a very, very difficult game."
Aaron Ramsey makes his first start for his country in over a year. His presence, along with Gareth Bale, is obviously a huge boost to Wales' chances of qualifying for a major tournament for the first time since Euro 2016. Bale played for an hour in the win over Azerbaijan having missed a month through injury.
Hungary starting XI: Gulacsi, Loverncsics, Barath, Lang, Nagy, Patkai, A Nagy, Dzsudzsak, Szoboszlai, Sallai, Szalai.. subs: Dibusz, Kovacsik, At Szalai, Gazdag, Feczesin, Vida, Kovacs, R Varga, Pavkovics, Holman, Bese, Holender.
Giggs makes two changes from Saturday's win over Azerbaijan, with Aaron Ramsey and Joe Allen coming in for Harry Wilson and Ethan Ampadu. Starting XI: Hennessey, Roberts, Mepham, Lockyer, B Davies, Allen, Morrell, Bale, Ramsey, James, Moore.. subs: A Davies, King, Gunter, J Lawrence, A Williams, Wilson, Vokes, Ampadu, Levitt, T Roberts, Matondo, Vaulks.
Hello and welcome to Eurosport's LIVE text commentary of Wales' HUGE Euro qualifier with Hungary in this winner-takes-all-encounter at the Cardiff City Stadium. It's very simple: Ryan Giggs' side must win to seal their place in next summer's tournament. If Hungary take the three points they will qualify, while a draw could open the door for Slovakia to nick the second automatic spot. It's all set up for another monumental night in Cardiff.