For the second leg of the adventure we were in Lyon and we all really enjoyed our time in the city. I went to watch Belgium versus Italy which was a great game. I enjoyed watching the defensive masters and I think Italy will take some beating. A great first goal from Giaccherini. At half time I managed to accidentally blag my way in to a hospitality zone where I got my hands on the cup! I think I will probably be the only Welshman to lift it this tournament but you never know, Greece and Denmark both did it!

On this trip so far I have met loads of really nice people from different countries. English, Americans Australians, French, Italians, Belgians, Swiss, Romanians, Northern Irish, Irish, Germans, Polish and more. [Touch wood] We haven’t seen any trouble at all and everyone has mixed nicely.

Our last night in Lyon was a belter and a perfect example of this. We ended up in a bar packed out with Welsh and Northern Irish fans. We all had a great craic, joining in and singing each other’s songs.

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Chuch shows off his moves. Jagerbombs are ideal preparation for longboarding
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The brand new stadium in Lyon

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The Belgians outnumbered the Italians
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The UEFA hospitality area

The old town in Lyon is very nice and worth a visit. We also made it up to the impressive Basilique Notre Dame de Fouviere. Incredible architecture and great views of the city.

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Joe suffering from last night's jagerbombs

We got the train from Lyon to gay Paris and Richard and I hot footed it across the city to go and see Switzerland v Romania at the Parc des Princes. Another good match and a great volleyed equaliser by Mehmedi for Switzerland. The atmosphere was really good in the old stadium which has excellent acoustics. I imagine it is really loud when PSG have a big game.

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Parc des Princes

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My next post will be about the Wales England game and the rest of our time in Paris.

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