Russia were on the brink of an early departure from France after losing 2-1 to Slovakia - but on the other side of the channel all the thoughts were about what it meant for the home nations.
With England having drawn with Russia while Wales beat Slovakia in their opening Euro 2016 games, it certainly set things up nicely for Thursday's clash in Lens.
BUZZING for the England - Wales game tomorrow ?
-- Amy Forsyth (@xamyforsyth) June 15, 2016
Of course, Wales fans were leaping to the obvious conclusion after Slovakia's victory.
Wales beat Slovakia, Slovakia beat Russia, England drew with Russia. Therefore Wales > England.
-- Mr Mainstream (@Gagsy92) June 15, 2016
So, logically: Wales beat Slovakia, who beat Russia, who drew with England. Therefore Wales are better than England. #togetherstronger
-- Simon Price (@simon_price01) June 15, 2016
But for England, knowing how to react was more tricky. Was that a good result or a bad result?
Plenty of people think the pressure is now on Roy's boys.
With Slovakia's win over Russia, England is in much much much pressure. haha
-- Come On #Eng (@bhaskardhakal) June 15, 2016
That result puts a lot of pressure on England, Slovakia showing they're not just here to make up the numbers #EURO2016
-- Connor Costello (@costellojourno) June 15, 2016
That Slovakia win has put massive pressure on England now?
-- Dwayne (@DweezyFuller) June 15, 2016
But others think it leaves the ball firmly in England's court.
Slovakia's win in England's group is ideal, England go top if they beat Wales tomorrow #ENG
-- Ismaeel Ghaf (@ighaf) June 15, 2016
A win against either Wales or Slovakia means that England are through? Goal difference pending.
-- Tom McMahon (@TomMc_Sports) June 15, 2016
I reckon Slovakia winning is going to be massive for England going through!
-- 50 Shades of Ginger (@kieranmarsden1) June 15, 2016
England can now lose to Wales tomorrow & beat Slovakia last game to go through... That said we beat Wales 3-0 tomorrow ?? #EURO2016
-- Tom Watson (@TomKongWatson) June 15, 2016
This being England though, plenty of people were seeing the glass half empty - or possibly just empty.
Won't be surprised if England lose to Wales and Slovakia. Not surprised at all.
-- Dale Woodford (@DaleWoody) June 15, 2016
Russia lost to Slovakia, who lost to Wales. Russia worst team in group. Puts our "brilliant performance" against them in perspective.
-- Tom Latchem (@theboylatch) June 15, 2016
We drew with Russia, Slovakia just beat Russia, Wales beat Slovakia,we've got no chance tomorrow.....
-- chris solly (@cjsolly) June 15, 2016
And this being England, plenty of people were delighting in the prospect of the Three Lions facing an early exit.
Be dead funny when Wales and Slovakia qualify over England
-- M (@MarkelHenry_20) June 15, 2016
I hope Slovakia and Wales get out of group b eliminating Russia and England
-- James Hamell (@JimBeenTrill) June 15, 2016
So all in all, for England fans - as ever - it's a case of expecting the worst and hoping for the best.