Monday, July 11, 2016

7/11/2016 12:16:00 AM




An early injury for Cristiano Ronaldo rocked Portugal, but they held their nerve and came through in extra time to become European champions in the Stade de France A brilliant strike by Eder clinched Portugal's first-ever major title, as the nation prevailed over hosts France 1-0 to take the Euro 2016 trophy. The Lille striker's goal after 109 minutes at the Stade de France in Paris secured an unlikely first major trophy for his country, after captain and talisman Cristiano Ronaldo had been forced off with injury midway through the first half. A dominant start from France to Sunday's final kept Portugal pegged firmly back in their half and Fernando Santos' side looked to be facing a supremely tough task when Ronaldo was carried off in tears after failing to recover from a Dimitri Payet challenge that jarred his left knee.

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