Wales will face Portugal in the semi-final of Euro 2016 with the match live on S4C this Wednesday at 7:30, kick-off at 8.
This is the biggest game in the history of the Welsh football as Chris Coleman’s team faces Portugal in the semi-final of Euro 2016.
Ronaldo v Bale
The press have branded the game Ronaldo v Bale, as both Real Madrid team-mates meet in the final four of Euro 2016. Wales’ star Gareth Bale was quick to dismiss the title in yesterday’s Welsh team press conference, stating ‘’It’s not about two players, it is about two nations in a semi-final, 11 men against 11 men.”
Unfortunately for Wales, Aaron Ramsey and Ben Davies will be unavailable for the tie as both are suspended after collecting two yellow cards.
Portugal have an injury concern regarding defender, Pepe, who is suffering with a thigh injury.
William Carvalho will miss the match through suspension after receiving two yellow cards.
Wales have only faced Seleção three times, with two games comes from over 60 years ago.
There has been 16 years since the last time the nations met, with an inexperienced Wales team losing 3-0, with Figo, Ricardo Sa Pinto and Capucho scoring for Portugal in a friendly match before Euro 2000.
Head-to-head stats: Wales have won 1, Portugal have won 2.
Euro 2016 Stats
Portugal haven’t won a game in 90minutes in five Euro 2016 matches, with 3 draws in the group stages, beating Croatia in extra time and beating Poland in a penalty shootout.
France are the competitions top scorers (11 goals) with Wales second on the goal scoring charts (10 goals) – Portugal have only scored 6 times in five games.
Of the four teams remaining, Portugal have conceded the most goals (5), with Wales and France both conceding 4 goals – Germany have only conceded once so far in Euro 2016.
Antoine Griezmann (France) is the top scorer in Euro 2016 with 4 goals, Gareth Bale is joint second on the scorers chart with 3 goals – Olivier Giroud and Dimitri Payet (France) have also scored 3.
Of the four teams remaining, Wales haven’t hit the Woodwork in Euro 2016.
Euro 2016 semi-finals, Portugal v Wales live on S4C, Wednesday evening at 7:30 kick-off at 8.
On this day in 1961 one of the legends of Welsh football - Ian Rush - was born.