full screen background image
2127

PORTUGAL WINS EURO2016 CHAMPIONSHIP BEATING FRANCE 1-0

Portugal won the 2016 European Championship after substitute Eder scored in extra time to give his team a 1-0 win over France.

Eder’s long-range shot that beat the despairing dive of France captain Hugo Lloris sealed the first-ever major tournament win for Portugal, beating the hosts despite losing captain Cristiano Ronaldo to a first-half injury.

Eder shook off Laurent Koscielny and fired a low, right-foot shot to break French hearts in the 109th minute after the match at the Stade de France had ended level at 0-0 after 90 minutes.

Ronaldo was taken off on a stretcher off in the 25th minute after he failed to recover from a heavy challenge by France’s attacking midfielder Dimitri Payet.

He returned to sit on the bench, his left knee bandaged, and limped onto the pitch to encourage his teammates at the start of both periods of extra time.

France’s Antoine Griezmann failed to add to his tournament-leading six goals and was guilty of a bad miss in the second half when he headed over from close range after a cross from the left by substitute Kingsley Coman.

Portugal rarely threatened and it wasn’t until the 80th minute that France captain Hugo Lloris was called upon to make his first saves, blocking a cross by Nani and then a spectacular effort on the rebound by Ronaldo’s replacement, Ricardo Quaresma.

France’s best player, Moussa Sissoko unleashed a powerful long-range drive in the 84th minute, but Rui Patricio again got down well to block the shot.

France’s best chance came in stoppage time when substitute Andre-Pierre Gignac hit the post.

cbsnews.com

Have any comments to share?

comments



Africanhitz.com Is An African Entertainment Blog Which Seeks To Bringing Exclusive Entertainment Stories Across Africa.


By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close