Joe Allen’s Wales progress to Euro 2016 quarter finals

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Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen played the full game as Wales qualified for the quarter finals of Euro 2016 by beating Northern Ireland 1-0.

It wasn’t a vintage match or performance from the Welsh, but they overcome Northern Ireland after Gareth McAuley diverted home Gareth Bale’s cross in the second half.

Allen wasn’t as impressive in midfield as he has been in previous games this tournament, but will be delighted to be in the final eight – where they’ll face either Hungary or Belgium.

Chris Coleman’s side will fancy their chances at reaching the semi-finals.

PARIS, FRANCE - Saturday, June 25, 2016: Wales'  Joe Allen in action against Northern Ireland's Corry Evans and Steven Davis during the Round of 16 UEFA Euro 2016 Championship match at the Parc des Princes. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda)

Earlier on Saturday, Poland reached the last eight by beating Switzerland on penalties after a 1-1 draw. New Arsenal signing Granit Xhaka missed the crucial penalty for the Swiss, while Xherdan Shaqiri scored the goal of the tournament with a stunning overhead from the edge of the box.

The final game this evening sees Portugal play Croatia.

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