WATCH: Bale gives Wales the lead on the stroke of halftime

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He’s done it again.

Gareth Bale has given Wales a 1-0 lead at halftime against England, after a stunning long-range free kick the Real Madrid attacker buried in the 42nd minute.

While England keeper Joe Hart should have certainly done better, Bale’s shot had a lot of pace and movement, making it difficult for the Manchester City keeper to keep it out of net.

If the Three Lions fail to gain at least a point in today’s match, England will need to win their final Group B match against Slovakia to have a shot at advancing. Wales will be in a prime result to top the group if their 1-0 result holds.