Portugal stun France 1-0 in Euro 2016 final

first_imgParis, France | AFP |Portugal won their first European Championship title on Sunday after a low drive from striker Eder in extra-time gave them a 1-0 victory over France despite the absence of injured superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.Eder’s goal came after Andre-Pierre Gignac almost gave France victory in added time at the end of 90 minutes when he hit the post with a scuffed shot.GOAL! Portugal 1-0 France (Eder 109)#EURO2016 #PORFRA pic.twitter.com/H89vlsNMkl— UEFA EURO 2016 (@UEFAEURO) July 10, 2016 ***** Host nation France and Portugal were goalless at half-time of the Euro 2016 final on Sunday after Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo was forced off injured in tears just 25 minutes into the match. Portugal 0 France 0 at half-time of Euro 2016 finalscenter_img The #EURO2016 final is going to extra time!#PORFRA pic.twitter.com/iBTzLvuugS— UEFA EURO 2016 (@UEFAEURO) July 10, 2016 Defences on top at the break. Who’ll break the deadlock?#EURO2016 #PORFRA pic.twitter.com/sSuE3ARJZn— UEFA EURO 2016 (@UEFAEURO) July 10, 2016The Real Madrid forward had attempted to play on with a heavily bandaged knee after hurting his left knee in a heavy challenge from France’s Dimitri Payet.But after one acceleration midway through the first half Ronaldo signalled to the bench that he could not carry on and could not hide his despair as he was replaced by Ricardo Quaresma.Even before Ronaldo departed, France had the majority of possession and almost took the lead with a header from Antoine Griezmann that Rui Patricio brilliantly pushed away.Moussa Sissoko blasted over the crossbar in France’s other main chance of the half.Tweets about @UEFAEURO Share on: WhatsApplast_img