Sport Gist: Portugal wins EURO 2016 after beating France 1-0

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This is what champions are made of! Portugal,
from being best losers have fought to achieve
European glory after an Eder goal ensured
Portugal beat host Nation, France to win Euro
2016.
Portugal started the match with same 4-4-2
formation, with C. Ronaldo and Nani upfront but
it wasn’t long until Ronaldo was stretched off
after sustaining a serious knee injury.

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France in the first half were the better team and
played more expansive football with Sissokho
the main star in the first half but to Portugal’s
credit and Rui Patricio’s heroics, ended the first
half 0-0.
Portugal started the second half with Nani as
captain and Quaresma replacing the already
injured Ronaldo and grew in confidence but
efforts from both sets of teams was not enough
as both teams ended the second half still level
0-0.
Pulsating moments as Extra time started.
Ronaldo, showed so much exemplary leadership
qualities and came to the touch line to spur and
inspire his teammates to apply more pressure on
the French defence.
By this time Portugal was beginning to feel that
they had the game for the taking and scored
through substitute Eder in the second half of
extra time.
IT’S OVER! Portugal beat France 1-0 and are the
champions of Europe! Such contrasting
emotions from the two sides. Tears from both,
but for many different reasons. Cristiano
Ronaldo’s sadness has turned to joy, while
many of the France players look inconsolable as
they sit dejected on the turf.
Ronaldo has now entered into Football
immortality.
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