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AARON RAMSEY AND DELE ALLI SQUARE UP IN 'BATTLE OF BRITAIN'

Aaron Ramsey and Dele Alli squared up in the game played between England and Wales in the second round of games at the ongoing Euro 2016 tournament in France.


Wales went into the much anticipated encounter as underdogs, especially after winning their opener against Slovakia while the Three Lions played a draw with Russia.

The game was a very emotional affair between both sides. Ahead of the encounter, words were exchanged between both teams and the fans did beyond talking as there are reported cases on violence. When the game started, barely four minutes into it, Ramsey and Spurs rival in the Premier League Dele Alli were already squaring up when the Spurs man shove Ramsey when the ball they were competing for went out of play. Ramsey reacted angrily from the push but they were quickly separated.

The Chris Coleman did put up a strong fight but fell to the English team by 2-1. Ahead of the game, Ramsey received messages from the Welsh rugby players who wanted the team to defeat England like when they Wales rugby team memorably beat England at their temporary Wembley home in April 1999.

He admitted that it’s been a long time that they defeated the English squad but was confident that they could change things. One of their memorable losses was that of the Euro 2012 qualifying campaign where England defeated them in both legs. Bale was expected to lead the team to success after his impressive performance in the first game, scoring a goal. He opened the scoring in the game against England but they equalized through Jamie Vardy in the second half before Daniel Sturridge scored a late goal to send the English fans into wild jubilation. Slovakia won their own game setting up a tough final round of games in the group.