Wales 2-0 Hungary: Aaron Ramsey scores as Ryan Giggs' side secure qualification for Euro 2020

Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey celebrate as Wales qualify for Euro 2020
Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey celebrate as Wales qualify for Euro 2020

Aaron Ramsey fired Wales to Euro 2020 as a 2-0 victory over Hungary in Cardiff sealed their place in next summer's finals.

Ramsey, making his first Wales start in over a year after being dogged by injuries, scored in each half as Ryan Giggs' side leapfrogged Hungary into second spot in Group E.

The Juventus midfielder headed Wales into a 15th-minute lead to settle the nerves of a capacity Cardiff City Stadium crowd.

Ramsey's second just after the restart was his 16th international goal, taking him past the great John Charles on the all-time Wales scoring list and into joint-seventh place.

Victory secured Wales' third appearance at a major tournament, coming just four years after their second when the Dragons reached the semi-finals of Euro 2016.

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  • This win secured Wales’ qualification to EURO 2020, only the third major tournament (World Cup and European Championship) they have qualified for, after the 1958 World Cup and EURO 2016.
  • Wales have won back-to-back competitive games for the first time under Ryan Giggs, having last done so in October 2017 under Chris Coleman (three in a row).
  • Hungary have now lost six of their last seven away games in major tournament qualification (World Cup and European Championships), failing to score in five of those.
  • Aaron Ramsey netted what was his first brace for Wales in his 60th appearance for his national side; he scored as many goals tonight as he had in his previous 12 international matches.
  • Wales’ opener was scored by Aaron Ramsey and assisted by Gareth Bale, the first time Bale had set up a goal for Ramsey for their national team since March 2015 against Israel, 4 years and 236 days ago.
  • Gareth Bale has been directly involved in 12 goals in his last 11 home competitive games for Wales, scoring nine and assisting three.

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