Ronaldo’s Euro final turns from despair to joy over historic win

Ronaldo’s Euro final turns from despair to joy over historic win

PARIS: Cristiano Ronaldo cried twice in the Euro 2016 final on Sunday, once when he was stretchered off injured and again when he limped back on in joy after his Portugal teammates claimed a historic win over France.

When he succumbed to a knee injury midway through the first half at the Stade de France, it looked set to be a miserable night for the three-time World Player of the Year.

But substitute Eder’s extra-time goal saw Portugal triumph 1-0 to stun the hosts and finally win their first major international trophy.

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Portugal's team poses with the flag of Portugal at the end their Euro 2016 qualifying soccer match against Denmark at Municipal Stadium in Braga, Portugal, October 8, 2015. REUTERS/Miguel Vidal

Portugal’s team poses with the flag of Portugal at the end their Euro 2016 qualifying soccer match against Denmark at Municipal Stadium in Braga, Portugal, October 8, 2015. REUTERS/Miguel Vidal

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Source (Dawn News)