The Welsh national football team is splashed across the front cover of every major regional daily in Wales today, as well as dominating the back pages of the Fleet Street national papers ahead of their semi-final match with Portugal tonight.
A number of national titles have focused on the rivalry between Wales’ star striker Gareth Bale and his Real Madrid teammate Christiano Ronaldo, Portugal’s famous forward.
The Mirror’s back page led with an image of both players laughing in training with the headline “Anything you can do, Bale can do better” next to an interview with Wales manager Chris Coleman.
The Welsh edition of The Sun put an image of Bale on the front alongside the kick-off time for the match at 8pm.
The Daily Telegraph wrote a Welsh headline on its front page: “Mae pawb yn Gymry nawr! (We’re all Welsh now!).
The South Wales Evening Post carried an image of the Welsh team with their hands in the air alongside the headline: “Hands up if you think we can win” on their front page and six pages of coverage inside.
The South Wales Echo ran a picture of the team next to the headline: “Dare to dream” as its splash and included 17 pages of coverage on Wales’ push to reach the final of the competition inside.
The South Wales Argus changed its masthead to include the cheer “come on Wales!” as it declared the upcoming match “Our moment” on today’s front page with seven news pages on the team.
Welsh dailies’ front pages today:
National newspapers’ sports pages today: