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Portugal win EURO 2016


Portugal beat France 1-0 after extra time to win maiden major tournament Substitute Éder scores long-range 109th-minute winner – his first ever competitive goal Captain and all-time record scorer Cristiano Ronaldo goes off after 25 minutes Both teams – André-Pierre Gignac and Raphael Guerreiro – denied by the woodwork France’s first tournament defeat on home soil in 19 games, since ...

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Portugal reach EURO final as Wales fairy tale ends


Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani score two in four minutes as Portugal triumph Portugal will face either France or Germany in Sunday’s final at Saint-Denis Ronaldo equals Michel Platini’s record of nine EURO finals goals Portugal, runners-up at UEFA EURO 2004, through to only second major final Ronaldo becomes first man to appear in three EURO semi-finals Cristiano Ronaldo scored one ...

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EURO 2016 Semi-final preview: Portugal v Wales


Proven pedigree meets the darkest of dark horses on Wednesday when Portugal take on Wales with a place in Sunday’s UEFA EURO 2016 final at stake. Portugal tackle Wales in Lyon for a place in the final The winners will face either France or Germany at the Stade de France on Sunday This is Wales’s first major semi-final; Portugal have ...

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Draw specialists Portugal beat Poland on penalties


Portugal may still not have won a UEFA EURO 2016 game in 90 minutes, but they held their nerve in the penalty shoot-out to deny Poland and reach the semi-finals. A night of pain for the Polish fans had looked so much brighter just a minute and 40 seconds into the game, when a high ball caught out Portugal right-back ...

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EURO 2016 Preview: Poland v Portugal


Poland and Portugal meet in first quarter-final in Marseille; winner plays Wales or Belgium Poland had never won a finals match (in six attempts) before UEFA EURO 2016 Poland striker Robert Lewandowski without a goal in seven internationals Portugal coach Fernando Santos describes game as “50-50” Portugal’s last five EURO finals fixtures have ended in draws after 90 minutes Possible ...

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EURO 2016: Quaresma snatches extra-time win for Portugal

LENS, FRANCE - JUNE 25:  Ricardo Quaresma of Portugal celebrates scoring the opening goal during the UEFA EURO 2016 round of 16 match between Croatia and Portugal at Stade Bollaert-Delelis on June 25, 2016 in Lens, France.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Substitute Ricardo Quaresma turned in a rebound three minutes from the end of extra time as Portugal edged a tense encounter with Croatia to book a UEFA EURO 2016 quarter-final date with Poland. After 116 minutes in which the teams failed to muster a single shot on target, Ivan Perišić headed against the upright. Portugal immediately broke through Renato Sanches ...

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EURO 2016: Ronaldo rescues Portugal in Hungary thriller


Portugal will join Group F winners Hungary in the round of 16 after Cristiano Ronaldo averted disaster with a historic double to earn his side third place in a pulsating 3-3 draw. Making a record 17th UEFA EURO finals appearance, the Real Madrid forward had cut a frustrated figure in his first two outings, and his mood was hardly improved ...

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EURO 2016: Austria hold on after Ronaldo penalty miss


The Portuguese hordes wanted Cristiano Ronaldo to light up the party at UEFA EURO 2016 and guide them past Austria towards the round of 16, but the evening did not work out that way. Instead the captain’s missed penalty 11 minutes from time meant Portugal still have it all to do in Group F. On the night he picked up ...

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EURO 2016: Ice-cool Iceland claim Portugal point


Iceland held Portugal to a 1-1 draw in their first ever major finals appearance, frustrating their illustrious opponents to claim a memorable opening point in UEFA EURO 2016 Group F. The final game of matchday one was a big occasion for both teams, but especially for Iceland, and the debutants began with a spring in their step, almost taking the ...

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EURO 2016 Preview: Portugal v Iceland


Fernando Santos warned that Iceland “are more than just physically strong” as he prepared a Cristiano Ronaldo-powered Portugal for their opening Group F game. Portugal and Iceland commence Group F bids with their third meeting Portuguese won both previous matches, in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying Cristiano Ronaldo set to win his 127th cap, equalling Luís Figo’s Portugal record Icelanders are ...

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