Wales wins all-British clash to reach last eight of Euro 2016

    Gareth Bale (left) and midfielder Aaron Ramsey celebrate after an own goal by Northern Ireland's defender Gareth McAuley put their side ahead at the Parc des Princes.

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    • Wales into Euro 2016 last eight
    • Beats Northern Ireland 1-0
    • First time in history for Wales
    • Gareth Bale sets up winning goal

    (CNN)Gareth Bale-inspired Wales won the all-British battle of the minnows to reach the quarterfinals of the European Championships for the first time in its history.

    An 75th minute own goal from Northern Ireland defender Gareth McAuley as he stretched to intercept a cross from Bale settled a match of few clear cut chances in the Parc des Princes in Paris.
      Wales had gone through to the knockout stages after surprisingly topping a group which included England, but has emerged as an unlikely contender to win Euro 2016, led by Real Madrid's Bale and a solid supporting cast.
        "Fantastic achievement, unbelievable support," manager Chris Coleman said after the narrow victory.