Hal Robson-Kanu scored the winner for Wales, as they secured a 2-1 win over Slovakia in their first match in a major tournament in 58 years.
Bale scored the opener, as he whipped in a free-kick from 30 yards, beating Matus Kozacik in the 10th minute.
Ondrej Duda came off the bench for Slovakia and scored the equaliser, with Mak providing the assist.
Robson-Kanu was decisive for Wales, as he came off the bench with ten minutes to spare and converted Ramsey’s pass, in an untidy finish.
All the pre-match build-up had focused on Bale against Hamsik, and it was the Slovakia star who was first to threaten with a brilliant solo run inside three minutes.
Hamsik robbed Bale and drove away from three Wales defenders before beating Ward with a low shot, but Davies got back superbly to clear.