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PORTUGAL ARE EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS

 

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Portugal overcame an early injury blow to Cristiano Ronaldo, to beat hosts France and win the 2016 European Championship.

Ronaldo lasted only 25 minutes of the game in Saint-Denis, before he succumbed to injury and was replaced by Ricardo Quaresma.

 

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Although Didier Deschamps men controlled most of the match, they failed to score in 90 minutes, with goalkeeper Rui Patricio in inspired form.

The sucker punch came in the 109th minute, as another Portugal substitute smashed in the ball from long range.

 

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For Portugal’s captain, Ronaldo and his team, it is sweet revenge, after they lost the 2004 final on home soil to Greece. This is also their first major title.

Watch this space for a comprehensive analysis of this year’s mind blowing tournament.

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