Former Tottenham Hotspur hero Gareth Bale scored a late header in a 1-0 win over Cyprus to put Wales only one victory away from qualifying for Euro 2016, according to reports from the Daily Mail.
Wales have not qualified for a major international competition since 1958, but could now be playing in the Euros next summer following an important triumph in Cyprus.
However, the game did not go anywhere near as planned, as Chris Coleman’s side failed to break down a stubborn Cyprus in Nicosia, with the Eastern European country a massive 77 places below them in the international rankings.
But, with just nine minutes remaining on the clock, Real Madrid winger Bale rose to head home a cross by Jazz Richards, before running to the manager and the staff.
He said afterwards: “It was more than tough out there, the humidity was incredible. We kept it tight and luckily grabbed a goal. We know what we have to do.”
This puts them three points ahead of second place Belgium, meaning that if they beat Israel on Sunday they can start booking their tickets to France for next summer.