In a real “chess” football game on the pitch, Santos’ men in the end lifted the title of European champions. With the old recipe, superb, tactical masterclass and with a doze of luck, the Portuguese without Cristiano Ronaldo who left the pitch due to injury in the 25th minute, once again in an extra time like against Croatia, Poland (penalties) have knocked the Euro 2016 hosts, France. The only goal of the match was a piece of Éder in the 109nd minute with a powerful shot outsite the box. Lloris didn’t stand a chance to save that.
- Substitute Éder puts Portugal in front in extra time
- Gignac hits post in added time as final ends 0-0 after 90 minutes
- Cristiano Ronaldo comes off injured midway through first half
FRANCE SUBS: Jallet, Rami, Kante, Cabaye, Gignac, Martial, Schneiderlin, Mangala, Mandanda, Digne, Coman, Costil.
PORTUGAL SUBS: Alves, Carvalho, Moutinho, Eder, Vieirinha, Lopes, Danilo, Gomes, R. Silva, Eliseu, Quaresma, Eduardo.
FRANCE (4-2-3-1): Lloris; Sagna, Koscielny, Umtiti, Evra; Pogba, Matuidi; Sissoko, Griezmann, Payet; Giroud.
PORTUGAL (4-4-2): Patricio; Cedric, Pepe, Fonte, Guerreiro; Mario, William, Sanches, A. Silva; Nani, Ronaldo.