It’s a year to a day given Portugal won UEFA EURO 2016 – UEFA.com looks behind during that thespian night in Paris.
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Portugal are UEFA EURO 2016 champions. The organisation that drew all 3 of their organisation games – that won usually once inside 90 mins all tournament – kick hosts France after additional time during Saint-Denis to get their hands on their initial vital trophy.
They did it though a talismanic Cristiano Ronaldo, too, their captain forced off early in a initial half by injury. Fernando Santos’s side clung on during times but, with Ronaldo orchestrating things from a technical area as many as their manager by a end, they eventually supposing a one impulse of sorcery required. Éder’s fizzing 20-metre strike in a second half of additional time was only too good.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal captain
I’m so happy. This is something we have wanted for a prolonged time now, ever given 2004. The Portuguese people merit this, a players merit this. This is one of a happiest moments of my career.
Éder, Portugal compare winner
It was an extraordinary moment. We fought with measureless strength, we were amazing. we consider we merit this pretension due to a work all a players and staff put in. [Ronaldo] told me we would measure a winner. He gave me strength and certain energy.
Fernando Santos, Portugal coach
The players have always believed me when we told them we could win this. Wherever we’ve left there have always been Portuguese fans. This carried a souls. It’s tough to report a players’ emotions – it’s incredible.
Didier Deschamps, France coach
We threw divided a good possibility to be European champions. Of march a major tension is outrageous disappointment. It’s vicious to remove a final like that.
UEFA.com Portugal organisation contributor Joe Walker
I’m utterly honestly speechless. Portugal have won this opposite all a odds. All this after 3 draws in a organisation stage. Tonight they were not flattering though they were clever effective. Fair play to Fernando Santos for saying they indispensable something adult tip and for gambling on Éder. The brazen was shining after entrance off a dais and a game’s standout impulse belonged to him.
What a media said
We are European champions! The defeat of a initial pretension ever was achieved in a home of a horde organisation with a idea scored by Éder with 109 mins left and with Cristiano Ronaldo out of play given a 25th minute.
Jornal de Noticias, Portugal
The biggest impulse in a story of Portuguese football was created with a plot that not even a many strange of screenwriters could imagine, many reduction write. France had a train prepared to celebration with a word ‘champions’, a Eiffel Tower betrothed to spin blue, though it was black as night, black as a Gauls’ hearts.
Devastated. This morning, France wakes adult with a feeling of squandered chances. Portugal were a organisation within reach, reduction clever than Germany, though in football it’s not always a best organisation that wins.
What’s happened since
Portugal are second in their World Cup subordinate organisation carrying picked adult 15 points from 6 games. They mislaid to Chile on penalties in a semi-finals of a FIFA Confederations Cup final month.
Ronaldo is joint-top scorer in a European Qualifiers with 11 goals. He is now in joint-second place in a list of Europe’s all-time heading marksmen with 75 goals, 9 adrift of Ferenc Puskás. The Real Madrid male upheld 100 UEFA Champions League goals during a 2016/17 campaign.
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December 31, 2016
Éder‘s initial rival diversion after a final was a UEFA Europa League third subordinate turn tie for Lille divided to Gabala. He has done 4 Portugal appearances though scoring given a Paris showpiece.