Bale rises to the occasion with a little helping hand

"It won't be a match between Gareth Bale and Marek Hamsik, because football is a team sport. It is about team spirit and a good team performance." Those were Hamsik's own words on Friday.

His Slovakia manager, Jan Kozak, echoed the sentiment: "Football is a team game. Without support from your team-mates you can't really be a great threat to your opponents."

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