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domingo, 10 de julio de 2016

Portugal 1-0 France (AET): Eder's thunderous strike sees Santos' side win Euro 2016 in extra-time to stun tournament hosts


  • Portugal were dealt a huge blow in the first half when captain Cristiano Ronaldo was forced off with a knee injury
  • Andre-Pierre Gignac came inches away for winning it for France in injury time but his strike hit the base of the post
Portugal truly rained on France's parade as they stunned the tournament hosts to win Euro 2016.
Former Swansea striker Eder was their hero in extra time as he netted the only goal of the game with a low 25-yard strike.
The victory saw Fernando Santos' side become European champions for the first time in their history.

Portugal striker Eder wrote his name in footballing history as his strike gave his country victory at Euro 2016
Portugal striker Eder wrote his name in footballing history as his strike gave his country victory at Euro 2016
Eder scored the only goal of the game in the second half of extra-time with this low right-footed strike
Eder scored the only goal of the game in the second half of extra-time with this low right-footed strike

MATCH FACTS 

Portugal: Rui Patricio, Cedric, Pepe, Fonte, Guerreiro, William Carvalho, Renato Sanches, Adrien Silva, Joao Mario, Nani, Ronaldo. 
Subs: Lopes, Bruno Alves, Carvalho, Joao Moutinho, Eder, Vieirinha, Andre Gomes, Rafa, Eliseu, Quaresma, Eduardo, Danilo Pereira.
Goal: Eder 109 
France: Lloris, Sagna, Koscielny, Umtiti, Evra, Sissoko, Pogba, Matuidi, Payet, Griezmann, Giroud. 
Subs: Mandanda, Jallet, Rami, Kante, Cabaye, Gignac, Martial, Schneiderlin, Mangala, Digne, Coman, Costil.
Referee: Mark Clattenburg (England)


Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo and his France counterpart Hugo Lloris lead their teams out either side of the Henri Delaunay Trophy
Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo and his France counterpart Hugo Lloris lead their teams out either side of the Henri Delaunay Trophy
France president Francois Hollande (centre) was among the spectators at a sold-out Stade de France
France president Francois Hollande (centre) was among the spectators at a sold-out Stade de France
The France supporters perform Iceland's Viking Clap as the atmosphere continued to build in the French capital
The France supporters perform Iceland's Viking Clap as the atmosphere continued to build in the French capital
Ronaldo tries to evade the challenge of Paul Pogba during the opening moments of Sunday's showpiece
Ronaldo tries to evade the challenge of Paul Pogba during the opening moments of Sunday's showpiece
Pogba was soon in the action once more as he tried to poke the ball past the tackle of Adrien Silva
Pogba was soon in the action once more as he tried to poke the ball past the tackle of Adrien Silva
Olivier Giroud (right) flicks the ball past Portugal defender Pepe as the Euro 2016 hosts start the brighter of the two teams
Olivier Giroud (right) flicks the ball past Portugal defender Pepe as the Euro 2016 hosts start the brighter of the two teams
Dimitri Payet (left) runs with the ball during the opening exchanges under pressure from Renato Sanches
Dimitri Payet (left) runs with the ball during the opening exchanges under pressure from Renato Sanches
France's No 8 has been a figure of inspiration for the tournament hosts this summer and was given special attention by Portugal
France's No 8 has been a figure of inspiration for the tournament hosts this summer and was given special attention by Portugal
Like Payet, Antoine Griezmann (centre) has lit up the tournament for France - having scored six goals before the final
Like Payet, Antoine Griezmann (centre) has lit up the tournament for France - having scored six goals before the final
The first real chance of note for Portugal came after five minutes when Nani broke the French defensive line but could only fire over
The first real chance of note for Portugal came after five minutes when Nani broke the French defensive line but could only fire over
Portugal were dealt the worst possible blow imagined in the first half when talisman Ronaldo fell to the floor in agony
Portugal were dealt the worst possible blow imagined in the first half when talisman Ronaldo fell to the floor in agony
The 31-year-old's pain was evident for all to see after a firm challenge from Payet causes damage to his left knee
The 31-year-old's pain was evident for all to see after a firm challenge from Payet causes damage to his left knee
The 31-year-old holds his face as the medical staff attended to his damaged knee during Sunday's final
The 31-year-old holds his face as the medical staff attended to his damaged knee during Sunday's final
Payet's tackle on the Real Madrid man was forceful but the Frenchman won the ball
Payet's tackle on the Real Madrid man was forceful but the Frenchman won the ball
Just moments after Ronaldo's injury, Griezmann thought he had given France the lead but for this Rui Patricio save
Just moments after Ronaldo's injury, Griezmann thought he had given France the lead but for this Rui Patricio save
Griezmann's frustration was evident as he sees his looping effort brilliantly denied by the Portugal No 1
Griezmann's frustration was evident as he sees his looping effort brilliantly denied by the Portugal No 1
Portugal were given a boost just moments later when Ronaldo returned to the field of play to try and run off his injury 
Portugal were given a boost just moments later when Ronaldo returned to the field of play to try and run off his injury 
However, after going down for a second time Ronaldo returned with his knee heavily strapped in a bandage
However, after going down for a second time Ronaldo returned with his knee heavily strapped in a bandage
And just moments later Ronaldo departed the Euro 2016 final on a stretcher, shedding tears after suffering a knee injury
And just moments later Ronaldo departed the Euro 2016 final on a stretcher, shedding tears after suffering a knee injury
The Portugal captain was carried off on a stretcher in the 24th minute, with his Euro 2016 campaign in the cruellest of ways
The Portugal captain was carried off on a stretcher in the 24th minute, with his Euro 2016 campaign in the cruellest of ways
Ronaldo was distraught as the Portugal medical team helped him off the pitch as he was replaced by Ricardo Quaresma
Ronaldo was distraught as the Portugal medical team helped him off the pitch as he was replaced by Ricardo Quaresma
Moussa Sissoko was France's best attacking threat in the first half with the midfielder's direct running causing Portugal problems
Moussa Sissoko was France's best attacking threat in the first half with the midfielder's direct running causing Portugal problems
The 26-year-old came close to breaking the deadlock in the first half with this right-footed strike
The 26-year-old came close to breaking the deadlock in the first half with this right-footed strike
Griezmann looked set to put France ahead on 65 minutes but could only head over with just Patricio to beat
Griezmann looked set to put France ahead on 65 minutes but could only head over with just Patricio to beat
The 25-year-old holds his hands on top of his head in disbelief after wasting a glorious chance to score
The 25-year-old holds his hands on top of his head in disbelief after wasting a glorious chance to score
Giroud manages to steal a yard on Portugal centre back Jose Fonte to fire an effort on goal during the second half
Giroud manages to steal a yard on Portugal centre back Jose Fonte to fire an effort on goal during the second half
Portugal manager Fernando Santos barks out instructions to his side from the touchline on Sunday evening
Portugal manager Fernando Santos barks out instructions to his side from the touchline on Sunday evening
The Euro 2016 hosts were given a scare when Lloris misjudged a Nani cross into the box late on
The Euro 2016 hosts were given a scare when Lloris misjudged a Nani cross into the box late on
Lloris' punch went only as far as Quaresma who returned the ball back in the direction it came with this acrobatic effort
Lloris' punch went only as far as Quaresma who returned the ball back in the direction it came with this acrobatic effort
Sissoko tries his luck from distance with this ferocious drive but it was beaten away by Patricio
Sissoko tries his luck from distance with this ferocious drive but it was beaten away by Patricio
In injury time, Giroud's substitute Andre-Pierre Gignac looked to have won it for France but his effort struck the base of the post
In injury time, Giroud's substitute Andre-Pierre Gignac looked to have won it for France but his effort struck the base of the post



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